So who is sporting 58 patt pouches on their belt kit?

#1
I got my packing list for camp. It's a bit bollocks. It requires far more space in my belt order than my issued kit will take. Fortunately I have some 58 pattern water bottle pouches from the dark ages so I shall be adding them to my issue kit.


Anybody else still using retro kit?
 
#4
I'm still using my 1975-issued water bottle, mug and mess tins. The 1975-issued water bottle pouch is attached to my 1975-issued belt for occasions when I think I may get thirsty but don't need to carry webbing.
 
#5
Are you still using 1975-issued water? :)
 
#6
Are you still using 1975-issued water? :)
You're just being silly now.


























It came out of the tap at home. Us TA don't get the perks that Regulars get. Issued? - tsk! Don't you know that the Bounty is there to cover stuff like water?
 
#7
You have a tap at...home? Looxury!
 
#8
I bought it with my Bounty one year. The Bounty is also there to provide taps. That's why we can't claim for water on JPA.
 
#9
I never realised chocolate was so versatile.
 
#10
I got my packing list for camp. It's a bit bollocks. It requires far more space in my belt order than my issued kit will take. Fortunately I have some 58 pattern water bottle pouches from the dark ages so I shall be adding them to my issue kit.


Anybody else still using retro kit?
37 Pattern is better for sandy places,although the water bottle carriers are shite at stopping things falling out.
 
#11
Until two years ago my unit's SOPs still had the packing list showing Right and Left Ammo Pouches, Kidney Pouches, Poncho Roll and Large Pack etc.......
 

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#12
I got my packing list for camp. It's a bit bollocks. It requires far more space in my belt order than my issued kit will take. Fortunately I have some 58 pattern water bottle pouches from the dark ages so I shall be adding them to my issue kit.


Anybody else still using retro kit?
Why not just tell whoever drafted up the packing list that they are obviously a clown of the highest order and get someone with an ounce of knowledge to re-do it?
 
#14
You have SOPs ? Lucky bastards. I make it up as I go along which these days consists of chucking stuff back in the cupboard until the required state of spartan simplicity is achieved. This kind of nostalgic Cold War packing list is a positive combat identifier for a visibly aging and/or expanding TO (V) trying to relive his glory days ... SLR ... man's gun .... gun group left ... metal helmets ... trops and smocks ... and so on until I am forced to stifle a scream of "I was there too and it was shit ! Progress is just that !"
 
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#17
Say Sorry, you unbeliever - dehydrated water.


Ref: Ex-Stab. WTF are you being told to pack in your webbing that would need '58 pouches?
Ear defenders
Plastic bags for maps
RCK
Mess tins
Rat pack complete
1 water bottle
KFS
Hexi cooker
Magazines
Torch
Knife
cam cream
speedloader
arc sticks
sand bag
Socks
mine tape.

That lot just will not fit in two ammn pouches and two water bottle pouches which is what I have issued.
It's the socks that really bugger it up! Of course I could add another utility pouch but that would mean spending money and I have the old 58 Ones. I'll probably put another water bottle on too.

Might lose the ET, digging in is apparently out of fashion...... ;)


As a list of kit to carry in webbing I don't have a problem with it, years ago we carried far more than that but on the other hand we didn't carry daysack as standard for cefo. The packing list starts to go wrong when it gets onto the daysack in my view (a second 24 hour ration pack for example - I would think a second one should be in the bergan usually and I'm not sure that another two spare pairs of socks in the daysack and a spare t shirt is really warranted on top of the usual warm kit and a goretex jacket AND trousers......

Of course in certain cases this might be appropriate but it's not what I would think of as standard. However, as the Duke suggests, I'm probably living in the past. :)
 
#18
Ditch the magazines and take a small book instead.

Your kit list is missing bog roll.
 
#20
Just checked the link to ' Dehydrated water '. Brilliant !

Still a non believer. Sorry.
 
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