What equipment i should buy?

#1
I was wondering if you could give me a list of all the thing i should buy or upgrade from army issue?
If you could list the item and where to get it from with prices as well please, i am on a bit of a budget so bare that in mind please. thanks.
 
#2
er whats your role and what do you think you want?.
Kits much better these days and the deployment bag covers most things.
with pcs and a new load carrying system on its way possiby worth holding off any big ticket purchases.
If your still in training you wont be allowed to use any new gucci kit anyway.
use the search option lots of good info on this site and bullshit.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#4

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#6
If you need it, you will be issued it. Even down to LED torches & Head Torches. Gerber, insulated mug, daysack, camelback. Everything. Save your cash for a car.
 
#8
I've been an instructor at ITC Catterick for 25 years. Burn your issue bergan and get a Webtex one. Webtex pay us to sell them so if you have one you'll get an easy time. Look out for me, I've got a big badge and a stick.

When you see me say 'Arrse' so I know it's you.

Lucky you came on here son.
 

DieHard

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
Infantry at the moment. So in training i can't use my own torches etc?
your not really in training are you?
You said last week that you were considering joining.
How can you be in training 4 days later?
Something just doesn't add up.
Care to explain
 

Schaden

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Book Reviewer
#13
It's small relatively inexpensive things that make a big difference - don't go and buy £150 webbing until you know what you're doing and had some experience in what you need.

Off the top of my head

Extra good socks
Good quality T shorts
Good Swiss Army knife
Small maglite
Small binocs
Pint tin mug
Pack of 6 bic lighters
Pack of ten disposable latex gloves - sometimes you will be handling shit literally.
Dry bags
Decent watch
Best piece of kit I used was a poncho liner - get one.
 

Travelgall

LE
Kit Reviewer
#14
If you're in training then Kiwi Parade Gloss, a Sylvette Cloth and some Sorbathanes for your Boots. A Crusader Mug to replace the shite plastic one and speed up the cooking of your Ration Meals (and it means your Mess Tins are nice and shiny for inspection). Zip lock bags and a few pairs of decent socks - Bridgedale or 1000 Mile. I would disagree with Schaden on the Swiss Army Knife as they are a pain to open with cold hands, and the blades are weak - but don't turn up with a BFO Rambo knife as the DS will laugh at you - a lot.

Everything else wait until you get to your Battalion and see what other people have or come back here in 6 months.
 
#15
Buy as little as possible till you've got some time in and know what to buy. A few creature comforts are always welcome, though.
 
#16
It's small relatively inexpensive things that make a big difference - don't go and buy £150 webbing until you know what you're doing and had some experience in what you need.

Off the top of my head

Extra good socks
Good quality T shorts
Good Swiss Army knife
Small maglite
Small binocs
Pint tin mug
Pack of 6 bic lighters
Pack of ten disposable latex gloves - sometimes you will be handling shit literally.
Dry bags
Decent watch
Best piece of kit I used was a poncho liner - get one.
What?

All that for a recruit?

Bollocks.....all he needs is issued, no more no less!

Gucci kit for Crows....my Arsse!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#17
Read the stickies take what's on the packing list!

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#18
#20
no i am not in training, i was asking as to if there is anything i need before going to training and etc, i just want to be prepared, i apologise if i miss lead you or have miss led you. I am just overly keen.
 

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