What is best for OBUA, Chest Rig or Webbing?

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by deane_152, Jul 28, 2012.

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  1. What gear is best suited for OBUA?
  2. BDSM gear.

    It has lots of handy straps, buckles and zips.
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  3. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator


    Absolutely essential for OBUA.
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  4. Army gear.
  5. A 9x9, jet boil, laptop and franky Vaughan.

    And don't forget your red cross armband.
  6. Neither - you need Osprey with bits attached... obviously
  7. First or second.
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  8. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Whatever you spent the last 6 months training with...
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  9. A cadet rifle probably.
  10. Take some money for the bacon butty wagon on Copehill Down.
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  11. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Okok - I'm bored so will actually give an answer - chest webbing should be looked on as part of your other webbing and you will probably end up with multiple sets dependant on what you are doing.

    For example 7-14 day patrol on foot - big Foff Bergen with chest webbing and an assault/ day pack thing inside the Bergen.

    Foot patrol - normal webbing.

    Extra warry foot patrol - webbing plus extra mags in chest webbing. Plus day bag for extra crap.

    Vehicle mounted crap - chest webbing plus day bag.

    Assault - water and as much ammo as you can carry plus extra batteries.

    I also had a combat handbag that could clip onto D rings on your back on your chest or loop through your belt for grenades or as a dump bag or in my case for lots and lots of batteries and or a spare radio/binocs/maps etc.

    The biggest lesson is to have flexible setups but for each setup always pack it in the same way you know what pack and where it is.
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  12. A basque, seamed stockings and thigh high leather boots, the whole with OSPREY attachments!!
  13. inclduign Osprey neck protector.... you must wear it as a chorley deflector....
  14. You're a better man that I am Ghunga Din.

    But the butty wagon is a good plan too.
  15. Thanks Schaden. but say you were doing OBUA, working in tight spaces, going through tight doorways and roof spaces with all the kit etc, is it best for access to your mags on your front or down at your sides in webbing? We havint done much OBUA training, but I guess when it comes to it, its personal preference.