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What is best for OBUA, Chest Rig or Webbing?

Schaden

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#11
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.
 
#14
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.
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.
 
#16
Tesco carrier bag... if your OBUA environment is more upmarket use a Waitrose carrier bag.

If you can't get teh Tesco 'bag for life' use 5 carrierbags. I know they only give you two usally on the tills but you'll find that your spare mags will wear through two bags far too quick.
 
#17
Don't be silly - those IKEA blue bags are much better - and only 50p each. So for a quid you can have an ally rig that you can also stuff some tealights and floating shelves into, which are useful when you want to just make the house a bit more liveable once you have stormed it.
 
#18
Don't forget the Dunkeydeek heart shaped pillow with arms. Just the job to rest you gat on, giving the impression the window is guarded.

And the Coontbooble glasses tht break the floor when you drop them.
 
#19
Thanks Schaden. but say you were doing OBUA, , 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.
Ah OBUA working in tight spaces, going through tight doorways and roof spaces with all the kit etc. You should have explained in the first place that this was the "type" of OBUA you will be doing. Replace ones batman with a small peasant child and have it take ones equipment, it will also make an exellent runner in such conditions.
 

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