A few of us were chatting over this the other day. Is there anyone else, recently completed a Herrick as frontline combat, (Actual in the ditches fighting, not just mincing in a FOB) whom has realised webbing is shite, and that all you need now is two mag pouches three deep, a gren pouch, med pouch and camel back? Honestly, I had a glimmer of it on Telic, but Herrick just rammed home how much shite we load ourselves out with when doing UK training. I know train hard fight easy, but having a pouch for your ******* jetboil / mess tin? I didn't use a mess tin once in seven months. That's what the foil bag is for ffs. Even with my bergan, I had one pair of trousers and a sleeping bag, and as many socks as I could fit in it. With feet getting immersed at least three times a day, foot rot was a real risk. You wore the same pants for weeks on end, the same t-shirt until it offended even yourself. People might say bad drills, but when you're carrying the world in batteries, scoff and water, **** clean clothes and personal hygiene (Feet and crotch aside) Also, if I ever go on a range again where I can see what I'm shooting at, I'm going to start shouting 'LIES! LIES! YOU CANNOT SEE THEM!! THEY ARE GHOSTS THAT COME AND GO WITH THE WIND!!" Our training program really needs to change, massively. **** the war that's never going to happen. Lets train for the one that is. Seven months and I had a physical eyes on the target eh, twice, maybe three times. Otherwise you're just pointing where everyone else is and praying. Meh.