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Sgt.Heide
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Topic starter Posted : 27/01/2010 6:01 pm




HeadShot
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A: Yep, it's the perfect opportunity to test out your belt order and kit.



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Posted : 27/01/2010 8:38 pm




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Soz - deleted my original post of "Are we doing this in dressy up" because it's a stoopid question :oops:

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Posted : 27/01/2010 8:40 pm




Sgt.Heide
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Soz - deleted my original post of "Are we doing this in dressy up" because it's a stoopid question :oops:

:rofl: Yes, in your intended kit. As Headshot said, it's a perfect time to see if your kit fits properly, or needs adjustment/finetuning/throwing in the bin. With prolonged activity, you'll find out what rubs, rattles, flaps or pinches very quickly.



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Topic starter Posted : 27/01/2010 9:15 pm




webby
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I know my corcorans need breaking in again! lol

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Posted : 02/02/2010 9:31 am




Sgt.Heide
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I should have some corcorans by then (ATF ones), so I'll be grimacing a bit as I break them in as well. Oh well, no pain, no gain!

As a "thankyou" to our loyal players, we've got some "tactical freebies" to give away to people at this event, which you will find useful on the day, for Jedburgh itself and for other events in the future. :good:



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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2010 6:08 pm




HeadShot
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My experience of Corcorans is that they break in quickly with little discomfort.



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Posted : 02/02/2010 9:57 pm




webby
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Indeed HS, mine are size 9, whereas I'm pushing size 11, they rubbed like buggery for a few games, then all of a sudden they felt really comfortable, prolly should get some of those shoe stretchers in there for interim periods between games.

Just got my brace attachements and commando bergan off ebay, so my kit's all sorted :)

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Posted : 04/02/2010 9:01 am




Wraith666
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? about webbing, did they attach any extra pouches to their webbing for the carring of extra kit/rations or did they stick to just the basic rig?

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Posted : 04/02/2010 10:03 am




Sgt.Heide
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? about webbing, did they attach any extra pouches to their webbing for the carring of extra kit/rations or did they stick to just the basic rig?

Very much down to the individual and mission. We'll be posting up a kitlist soon and you can tailor your setup from that. Personally, my belt kit is just a pistol, waterbottle and ammo pouch. Other kit is going in my pockets and the rest in my bergen.



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Topic starter Posted : 04/02/2010 10:12 am




Wraith666
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Cool, my work webbing is set up with a full set of pouches where I can carry just about everything that I need to survive, I even have room for a warm top in there, am thinking the same for this but don't want to over load and make it look like a 58'P set of webbing, have got my bergan too, but if needs must I want to be able to dump the bergan and survive the night with belt rig.

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"We did NOT start it!"
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Posted : 04/02/2010 10:46 am




Sgt.Heide
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I'm working on the old theory of "Fight off your webbing, live off your bergen, survive off your pockets". We won't be out long enough to need any real survival kit, so no need for tons of gear. We'll be focussing on keeping it relevant and building knowledge up in "layers" through the day.



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Topic starter Posted : 04/02/2010 10:49 am




Wraith666
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my bergan is mainly for my sleeping system/gun gas/spare clothes in case of accident, mags will be in a Sten Bandolier, and pouches will have food/hex stove/water/spare bats etc, pocket contents will have all the little bits and bobs to get by

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"What, you started it!"
"We did NOT start it!"
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Posted : 04/02/2010 11:02 am




Steiner
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I did some practice packing last year, and found I could get everything I needed in pockets, ammo pouches, small and large pack.


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Posted : 04/02/2010 11:06 am




Sgt.Heide
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Yep, it's amazing how little you actually need. We tend to complicate it at most games, with extra guns, spare uniforms and a load of other superfluous stuff. You can get everything you need in bergen, pockets and belt kit and still have room for some "concession" kit, like modern waterproofs should the poo hit the fan.



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Topic starter Posted : 04/02/2010 11:08 am




Wraith666
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cool, I did a rough pack last night and found that I can fit everything that I need in and still have loads of room spare for extra stuff picked up during the event, I just tend to pack with extra stuff for other people as a just in case, not everybody going has military experiance or done anything like this before, if the lads in my old section needed it I tended to have it with me at the time, never added too much extra weight to me as I'm a driver and always had a vehicle available to carry my bergan.

Am really syked about this event!! :happyclap:

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"We did NOT start it!"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland..."

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Posted : 04/02/2010 11:14 am




Sgt.Heide
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Don't bother packing extra stuff for others. If you get seperated from them, you're just humping around extra weight for no reason. There will be a clear packing list for everyone, so it's their problem if they don't pack it!



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Topic starter Posted : 04/02/2010 11:17 am




webby
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I'm usually ok with carrying loads and night navigation, been on a few night ex's with Sterling in the Valley (usually without NV)... could do with learning how to do it properly, rather than just winging it.

It doesnt appear that the Jed's carried much, living off the land rather than bringing 'mod cons' with them :)

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Posted : 04/02/2010 12:03 pm




Sgt.Heide
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Jed's mostly lived off resupply from the air and the goodwill of the locals. Both very risky ways of keeping fed! Unfortunately, we don't have the time at this event to cover living off the land, as foraging for food for a large group takes ages! If we spot any edible stuff, we'll point it out but that'll be it. I for one will be living off tinned food!

If you really want to learn about edible plants and maybe trapping/hunting, I'd recommend Lofty Wisemans' books, or Ray Mears. You can just go for a walk in the woods to learn and practice foraging but NEVER eat anything you can't positively identify.



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Topic starter Posted : 04/02/2010 12:12 pm




Wraith666
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Military rat packs for me for the jed event, everything I need to keep fighting is packed in to them

"Will you stop talking about the war!!"
"What, you started it!"
"We did NOT start it!"
"Yes you did, you invaded Poland..."

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Posted : 04/02/2010 12:33 pm




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