Supplemental Notes to “The Baseline Patrol Kit”

Posted: May 20, 2016 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized


Based on some of the feedback from my last, I think it’s important to clarify things a bit. There’s a significant issue concerning equipment selection that’s often lost during gear selection conversations, that being task and purpose, which doesn’t translate well to either civilians or non-small unit focused troops. Shortcutting the experience to the end product can leave some scratching their heads or asking questions that might make some eyes roll; it’s the responsibility of the trainer to fill in those gaps.

First, we have to understand there’s a reason we’re out. Patrolling has one of two end goals; Recon or Combat. Recon is to find what’s out there, Combat to kill what’s out there. If can be broken down far further than that, but for now we’ll keep it simple. For a great vignette on how it works, I refer you to Dan Morgan’s The Patrol Series. Mission requirements…

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