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Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
Illustrious Member Admin

Only a week away now - here is a list of stuff you need to bring (feel free to post additions, I will incorporate into this post)

Sleeping
Tent
Cot/mattress
Sleeping bag

Food and water
Water - cheap 5 litre bottle suggested
Food - sufficient for evening meal Saturday, breakfast Sunday. Energy/comfort snacks in-game. Lunch pre-game Saturday, post-game Sunday.
Gas stove/hexi cooker
Canteen/cutlery/cup
Toilet roll
Antiseptic hand gel

Clothing
In addition to your uniform the following may be useful for eventualities (even if they are farby):
Thermal underwear
Spare pair of trousers
Spare pair of boots
Spare pair of socks
Waterproof cape/poncho
Warm under/over clothing for standing about at Saturday social

Weaponry
WW2 gun of choice
WW2 pistol of choice
Charged battery & spare - CHARGE THEM NOW!
BB's
Pistol/rifle gas

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Topic starter Posted : 25/09/2010 9:38 am




(@pvtjohnny)
Reputable Member

I'll be bringing my 6 man tent (as it's the only one I got) so any one wanting to store gear is welcome to use the space!

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Posted : 25/09/2010 7:19 pm




MrSlippyfist
(@mrslippyfist)
Estimable Member

you may also want to consider insect repellant.
As most people know now you dont tend to get bitten if im around (they bite me instead)
But im hopeful that they might bite someone else for a change :)

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Posted : 26/09/2010 4:53 pm




drmike
(@drmike)
Estimable Member

Hi Fellas

As a Cerberus member, I will however be up on site for a work detail on the Saturday.

This is a site I know well and because you will be camping, you need to be aware that the site is very high up and the fields up there can get very exposed to winds and hence temperature dropping.

Players will need to bring cold weather gear for the evenings.

The military store where I work part time - Patrol Base Ltd. is having a sale of Chinese Fighting suits. Basically these are Olive Green quilted trousers and tops.

These things are great for either sleeping in as an extra cold weather layer or for sitting around outside on cold evenings.

They are currently on offer for £8 per set and I can bring some over with me on the Saturday if anyone needs them.

Also, we have Olive green cold weather padded overboots.
In trhe past we have sold them to reporters etc., who need to stand arround outside in the cold weather for hours on end.

Having worn similar stuff at music festival cam sites etc., I can recommend them for keeping up the old morale, when it's cold, so they should be ideal for a cold evening spent socialising on Rivock Edge.

So if you do, need anything please let me know in advance and I will put them in the car for you.

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Posted : 27/09/2010 9:23 am




dave barrett
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Prominent Member

Hi Fellas

Players will need to bring cold weather gear for the evenings.

The military store where I work part time - Patrol Base Ltd. is having a sale of Chinese Fighting suits. Basically these are Olive Green quilted trousers and tops.

The Chinese Fighting suits are good value..are they easy to but on.. or do you need a few of you to pin it down first :giggle:


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Posted : 27/09/2010 4:51 pm




Chomley-Warner
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:slap: :giggle:

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Topic starter Posted : 27/09/2010 4:59 pm




drmike
(@drmike)
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:whistle: :giggle: :giggle: :rofl:

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Posted : 27/09/2010 6:42 pm




drmike
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Estimable Member

Just found a link on the net.

"The cold weather suit is more commonly know as the 'MAO' or 'Chinese fighting suit' due to its appearance when worn to Chinese troops. It consists of a olive quilted jacket and quilted trousers. These are designed to be worn under or over the uniform."

They look like this:

See bottom of page that this links to:

http://forces80.com/uniformv2p2.htm -- attachment is not available --

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Posted : 27/09/2010 10:15 pm




Joseph Porta
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Famed Member

ive got pictures somewhere of gurkhas wearing them in the falklands, propper chinese fighting suit look :D

i first wore one of these suits in 1989 , UNDER my combat trousers, after 2 miles of patroling i was fucking melting, so when we went to ground for a short break i whipped of my combat kecks and fighting suit bottoms, and was sat there with only my boots on below my waist, and my jacket, webbing, large pack and `elmet on my top half, at that point the sqn leader walked past , he only saw my bottom half at the last minuite, as he got close to the bushes i was in, and he said, "if your going commando, at least use cam cream on your arse"

so learn from my experiance, and only wear the bottoms OVER your combat gear :roll:

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Joseph Porta to "strawberrys and cream", in the sven hassel book ,ogpu prison

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Posted : 27/09/2010 10:53 pm




rifleman6925
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Prominent Member

Warm kit is for down time, as soon as its time to move its all warm kit off, you soon warm up on the move.

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Posted : 28/09/2010 3:11 am




Chomley-Warner
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Illustrious Member Admin

... you soon warm up on the move.

I'd say for this event players should take on board the concept of keeping warm in-game. Its early October, we are up very high on the edge of Ilkley Moor, you won't be running round like headless chickens, there may be extended periods where you are holed up either cut off or in ambush and it may be pissing down. You will get cold.

Now, once I start getting cold I find it very hard to get body temperature up again and I hate that 'chilled inside' feeling as the body temperature drops (not just cold skin on the outside) and I would much rather be sweating cobs than shivering all weekend. So, adopting the layer principle I can shed layers if needs be. I will be wearing thick socks and have foam insoles, thermal underwear, wool uniform, cotton shirt, thin jumper, greatcoat and gloves. I will be toasty and I suggest players give consideration to the warm and toasty principle too.

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Topic starter Posted : 28/09/2010 7:24 am




Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Ilkley Moor

...and now I can't get that song out of my head... :roll:


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Posted : 28/09/2010 7:38 am




MrSlippyfist
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Estimable Member

Not sure about everyone else but when im getting shot at or attacking/defending , especially on hills i find adrenaline keeps me warm. (and a nice cup of tea)
Also remember if you are cold and need to take extra kit then YOU have to carry it.
That said i will be taking some light weight thermals and extra socks, spare gloves but mainly for the saturday night.

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Posted : 28/09/2010 8:03 am




CHThree
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Noble Member

Ilkley Moor

...and now I can't get that song out of my head... :roll:

The song tells of a lover courting the object of his affections, Mary Jane, on Ilkley Moor without a hat (baht 'at). The singer chides the lover for his lack of headwear – for in the cold winds of Ilkley Moor this will mean his death from exposure. This will in turn result in his burial, the eating of his corpse by worms, the eating of the worms by ducks and finally the eating of the ducks by the singers.

:shock: I'll be bringing a hat.



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Posted : 28/09/2010 8:16 am




Steiner
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Illustrious Member

And who says it ain't grim oop north?!

No problem, the Wehrmacht is prepared, with gloves, toques and Zeltbahns!


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Posted : 28/09/2010 8:42 am




HeadShot
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Illustrious Member

Not sure about everyone else but when im getting shot at or attacking/defending , especially on hills i find adrenaline keeps me warm. (and a nice cup of tea)

Don't worry Stu, we'll all be fine. I guess the elderly feel the cold a lot more.



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Posted : 28/09/2010 8:51 am




(@wladek)
Famed Member

hmm, This morning I spent 2 hours stood on a piece of concrete that passes for our train station, on a hill top in damp, cold, rural Yorkshire waiting for trains that never arrived. I shall look on the bright side and call it 'training'. :evil:

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Posted : 28/09/2010 8:59 am




Chomley-Warner
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Illustrious Member Admin

Don't worry Stu, we'll all be fine.

Players must make their own judgement on what (or not) to wear. But I don't think "we'll all be fine" is a sensible option. I'll be incredibly disappointed if players drop out as they are cold and wet because they weren't prepared.

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Topic starter Posted : 28/09/2010 9:55 am




dave barrett
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Prominent Member

Don't worry Stu, we'll all be fine.

Players must make their own judgement on what (or not) to wear. But I don't think "we'll all be fine" is a sensible option. I'll be incredibly disappointed if players drop out as they are cold and wet because they weren't prepared.

The RAF Rescue Helicopter is kept mighty busy with that phrase ('we'll all be fine) up on Moore's..Luckily.. your all Airborne troops anyway :whistle: :giggle:


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Posted : 28/09/2010 10:11 am




(@paperpirate)
Estimable Member

super lucky me with it being held a mere 40 minutes from my house nice and used to lovely winds etc.

as for it being grim up north and the yorkshire anthem been sung on a forum, i say bring on the rain and give you all a proper welcome!

=)

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Posted : 28/09/2010 11:03 am




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