A Baseline Patrol Kit

Posted: May 16, 2016 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

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20160516_113026This post is meant to serve as a baseline. What this means is that, quite bluntly, it works for me at a minimum. It is meant to be added to, but never detracted from, while patrolling in the traditional sense. There’s a few items not pictured that should go without saying, such as a couple extra undershirts and a few pairs of socks packed in ziploc bags, and the communications equipment I’d carry as an RTO, but for the most part what you see here is basically the same as what was carried by yours truly in Afghanistan on multi-day long range patrols.

I’m a big fan of chest rigs for a couple of reasons- reloading speed and weight carrying efficiency along with the fact that everything centered on the body creates less snagging in thick brush, leaving less spoor for the potential tracker. Although they deserve a post unto…

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  1. OK maybe a no-brainer question for some but ..

    why are the socks in ziploc bags?

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    • gamegetterII says:

      So they stay dry.
      Just FYI if you don’t already know-never wear cotton socks when hiking/backpacking/rucking.
      Cotton socks get wet and you get cold,or in warm weather,they hold sweat and cause chafing and/or blisters.
      Merino wool or ragg wool sicks are the best,I don’t even own any cotton socks-I wear merino wool/lycra/spandex blend socks to work even in summer. In really cold weather,I wear silk liner socks-or synthetic moisture wicking silk weight liner socks.

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    • gamegetterII says:

      So they stay dry.
      Just FYI if you don’t already know-never wear cotton socks when hiking/backpacking/rucking.
      Cotton socks get wet and you get cold,or in warm weather,they hold sweat and cause chafing and/or blisters.
      Merino wool or ragg wool sicks are the best,I don’t even own any cotton socks-I wear merino wool/lycra/spandex blend socks to work even in summer. In really cold weather,I wear silk liner socks-or synthetic moisture wicking silk weight liner socks.
      Cotton clothing of any kind is like a sponge-it absorbs water,and in cool/cold weather leads to hypothermia quickly,as it doesn’t dry without a heat source.
      I’m even replacing all my t-shirts with polypropolene and other synthetics. I had a long sleeved merino wool shirt that was cooler than a short sleeved cotton t-shirt in summer-can’t afford $100.00 shirts any more.

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