Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by sixty_three, Jul 6, 2010.
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What are the standard items you carry in your Patrol Sack please ?
Sweets..and lots of them!
Spare socks, spare/section ammo, rations, sweets, [rainproofs], spare water.
Plus other bits and pieces if required.
Wet kit, gortex suit, gortex socks and spare socks. Warm kit, softie, gloves, hat and scarf. A boo hoo box. Are the basics i carry
Sqn SOP states:
Cooking kit (incl. KFS)
48 hrs rations
Warm kit (softie trs and jkt, woolly hat)
2 pairs socks
Spare DPM trousers
Pers hygiene kit
Gen. No room for link, batteries, radio, extra water or Haribo. Doesn't fit in a standard NI daysack so we've bought our own.
Guess what? Everyone carries this in toto inside their bergans... with another daysack under the lid.
You couldn't ******* make it up.
(Yay for me - first non-censored swear)
^ and do your Officers adhere to said list?
BB, what a silly question.
A sleeping bag in the daysack? I had one of these in mine, and you can get really compact doss bags like this, but trying to cram the bouncing bomb into an NI pack is daft.
No Regiment Officers on my RAuxAF Sqn, but I've never seen an NCO carrying anything more than a bacon sandwich anyway.
This is the latest incarnation, updated for our annual camp in Cyprus later this year. You know Cyprus - just like Otterburn or Warcop.
Technically off thread but this is the rest of the list:
On person ID card
Notebook & pen
Right Map Pocket: Yellow cyalume
Cas card (9 liner)
Belt Order 6 x magazines
Wpn cleaning kit
2 x sandbags
2 x water-bottles
1 x infrared / 2 x blue / 2 x green cyalume
Pers 1st-aid kit
Pers Minefield Extraction Kit
Bergan LEFT SIDE-POUCH MUST BE KEPT EMPTY
4 pairs socks
4 pairs pants
Spare DPM trousers
Spare torch batteries
Main pers 1st aid kit
Spare wpn oil (OX24)
Basha (incl. bungies & pegs)
Boot cleaning kit
2 x black bin bags
Regiment role (stop sniggering) is mounted patrols, so all your shit is on/in a wagon. Osprey precludes carrying that much on your person (webbing).
We are tasked for footsies and do train for them - that ******* 'daysack' now has no room for my link let alone any 'section' kit so I'm going to have to get side-pouches added. Already bought a smaller sleeping bag and chopped my mat down.
Bah. See how long it lasts in practise.
In the immortal words of Sgt Elias - "You're packing too much stuff!" (or was it shit, I can't remember)!
Start by putting in your mission essential kit (radios, spare batteries, other heavy electronic goodies). Add a generous slug of spare ammunition, water for the duration, section kit such as stretchers etc. Once you add a set of ladders to the top of the pile you will definately decide that your sewing kit can stay back in your bergan!
You will soon find out that you can do just fine for several days in the same pair of socks.
Sorry still getting used to the functions - all I normally carry is softie jkt, bivvy bag, cut-down mat, 2 pairs socks, 24 hr rats and the rest belongs to link and section kit.
Are you sure this isnt your bergan packing list?
prob changed since i left 4 years ago however this is what i used to carry in uk or europe on ex
spare socks and powder
24 hours rations
i would imagine now on ops it would be water, food, ammo, ammo and ammo plus any mission specific kit
as a buckshee in a rifle company kit lists were exhaustive and shite, as a recce platoon soldier it become more practical
look at the other thread named reality of kit and ops or something like that
A small under-age Thai girl (boy) and some duct tape to keep her (him) quiet.
ammo and lots of it...and link, at least 800 7.62...possibly some water and scoff. what else do you need!
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