Nijmegen....Prefered method of carrying weight

#1
As the title suggests i'm looking for the prefered method of carrying for nijmegen. I've been told webbing with a 2kg weight in each utility pouch is good but i'm not a great fan of the rubbing.
Has anyone got any ideas..........Standing by for someone to say "don't do it".
 
#3
Fill your pouches with packs of Monster Munch, and chuck all your heavy kit on the jack wagon.

This is Dale completing it last year.

 
#5
decent backpack with a hip belt is the best way of carrying the weight
although the bicycle orderly gets a better medal
still bitter it was my bike "i'm really fit just can tab" :twisted:
 
#6
As per my last thread I am still desperate for some admin guru to help me out with exactly where all the funding comes from for the Nijmegen.

It seems to be complicated at our unit.

Pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssssseeeeeeeeee take pity on me and help me out!

Oh your question, I was told by a PTI that it is best to carry the weight, evenly distributed in a bergen.
 
#7
Vaughany said:
She's my Squadron padre. With great embaressment, we designed those glasses.
Dales your squadron Padre? 8O No wonder your unit doesn't supply you with bergans or civvi AT rucksacks to carry your kit in, she blows the budget on communion wine.
 
#8
4 NAAFI carrier bgs,2.5 KG in each, 2 in each hand, if you can manage 3 or 4 in each hand it makes them even lighter

Then carry a Bergen for all your food water and souvenirs
 
#9
Get some decent webbing by troopers or jay jays with a hippo pad on the inside, its a pricey option but itll be fairly evenly distributed and comfy
 
#10
brighton hippy said:
decent backpack with a hip belt is the best way of carrying the weight although the bicycle orderly gets a better medal still bitter it was my bike "i'm really fit just can tab" :twisted:
What he said.
If you can get away without wearing webbing at all, then do so. If not, then carry as little in it as possible. If your bergen doesn't have a proper hip belt, then you will need to pack your kidney pouches (or whatever they're called these days) to support it.

Obviously all your kit should be correctly fitted and prepped before you start.
 
#11
An ashpole over the shoulder with a Tescos bag on each end
 
#12
kidney pouches and poncho roll full of stones for that old sweat look go on you know you want to :twisted:
 

Mr Happy

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#15
The best method for carrying weight on these jolies is in a vehicle. Quite frankly, its not training and its not clever so big up the weight with water and drink to your hearts content, and bin the excess.

And for those of you that are 'serious' about this jolly, weight goes as high as possible in your bergen (not belt kit). that way, as you walk leaning forwarsd the weight its over your central body mass and minimised.

PM me for other handy tips.
 
#16
Cheers. I've still got to find the money to pay for it to start. At the moment i'm using standard webbing with 2kg weights in each pouch. I've also canabalised a roll mat and cable tied it on. I carry everything else in a small patrol pack.
Looking into getting my webbing modified by jay jays and getting a custom designed yoke form troopers, makes it more useful for what I want to do.

So loads of little pouches for packets of sweets :D
 
#17
I did Nijmegen twice with weight and my cadet unit made us all carry everything in webbing. (So we looked smart) The trick is to fill the ammo pouches with sand or similiar so that the weight balances, loads of people used the ammo pouches for sandwhiches and sweets and put all the weight at the back and ended up in clip.

If you don't manage to raise the budget for Nijmegen, you can recreate the experience on a shoestring budget...you will need a small child, a back garden, and a piece of wood covered in anti-vandal paint. Whilst holding the board in front of your face, and watching the paint dry, (or not) walk around your garden in small circles for 4 days. Periodically, the small child can come and tug your shirt and bawl "Schoooovenir", to recreate the fun of interacting with the Dutch population.

To round it off, eat nothing but lidls long life bread with hundreds and thousands or burger cheese on it for the 4 days.
 

Mr Happy

LE
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#18
303SMLE said:
I did Nijmegen twice with weight and my cadet unit made us all carry everything in webbing. (So we looked smart) The trick is to fill the ammo pouches with sand or similiar so that the weight balances, loads of people used the ammo pouches for sandwhiches and sweets and put all the weight at the back and ended up in clip.

If you don't manage to raise the budget for Nijmegen, you can recreate the experience on a shoestring budget...you will need a small child, a back garden, and a piece of wood covered in anti-vandal paint. Whilst holding the board in front of your face, and watching the paint dry, (or not) walk around your garden in small circles for 4 days. Periodically, the small child can come and tug your shirt and bawl "Schoooovenir", to recreate the fun of interacting with the Dutch population.

To round it off, eat nothing but lidls long life bread with hundreds and thousands or burger cheese on it for the 4 days.
LOL !
 
#19
What...you mean like last year 8) . If I recall, to recreate it you need alot of people coming up to you and thrusting cucumber in your face, they then demand "soooooveneer shticka" before performing a salute so crap it's worthy of the Sea Cadets :twisted:
 

Mr Happy

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#20
Vaughany said:
What...you mean like last year 8) . If I recall, to recreate it you need alot of people coming up to you and thrusting cucumber in your face, they then demand "soooooveneer shticka" before performing a salute so crap it's worthy of the Sea Cadets :twisted:
My experience is that cucumbers and male sea cadets go together hand in hand... as it were
 

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