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Belt kit

Postby Sgt.Heide » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:51 pm

Here's a quick look at my belt kit for training and the main event. It's very simple and light. The idea is that you never take it off, except maybe to sleep. The contents are kept simple, enough to fight and survive off, that's it. This is to illustrate that you don't need 2 dozen pouches for a practical belt kit setup.

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1 - Ammo pouch ("captured" MP40 one), with 3 magazines.
2 - Compass pouch, containing a roll of black tape and an NCO's field "model" kit.
3 - Knife.
4 - Lightweight resi bag, containing speedloaders, some basic munchies, a sandbag. Also for carriage of pyro.
5 - Waterbottle.
6 - Pistol & holster.

On contemporary pictures, you don't see many British SAS, or Jed's, using cross straps but, feel free to use them if you like.

Your belt kit could just be a simple waterbottle and ammo pouch. No need to spend a fortune!
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Re: Belt kit

Postby Joker » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:14 pm

Some very useful 'how to's .... ' :good:

Couple of questions -

How have you got the resi pouch mounted ? I was going to use some spare webbing to make a vertical loop and hang it as yours seems to be but wasn't sure if it was a bit 'farby' :waggle: as I can't remember seeing any pics of it vertically mounted ?

What sort of water bottle pouch is that ?
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Re: Belt kit

Postby Sgt.Heide » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:32 pm

It's a Russian waterbottle pouch (if anyone asks, I got it from a previous tasking in the Balkans!). I could also use a standard Brit' bottle on a shoulder strap. I'm using the Russian one because it's easier to get a drink from and not as bulky and, doesn't leak around a cork!

As for the resi pouch, it's one I got with no belt attachments for £2, so, I thought it was worth sacrificing. I cut the shoulder strap in half and used the resulting 2 straps to attach through the rear buckles of the belt. It's a practical solution and, I couldn't care less if it's "farby", as noone can prove it wasn't done. Even if it wasn't, I'd still tell a stitch counter to f**k off. Soldiers are renowned for field modifications to give practical solutions and, as an ex soldier, I'm no different.
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Re: Belt kit

Postby Joker » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:45 pm

Sgt.Heide wrote: ...... It's a practical solution and, I couldn't care less if it's "farby", as noone can prove it wasn't done. Even if it wasn't, I'd still tell a stitch counter to f**k off. Soldiers are renowned for field modifications to give practical solutions and, as an ex soldier, I'm no different.


:lol: :good: Amen !
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Re: Belt kit

Postby Chomley-Warner » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:05 am

Sgt.Heide wrote:Soldiers are renowned for field modifications to give practical solutions and, as an ex soldier, I'm no different.

This is the logic and it can't be faulted!
Not many photos of SAS/Jeds in the field and at work, for obvious reasons, so no need to hunt furiously for 'proof' that no one ever adapted a broken bit of kit to make it functional when supplies were short or non-existent and no regimental QM to hand!
* waits for Poacher to say "the burden of proof is on the author of the statement, not the reader" * :lol:
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Re: Belt kit

Postby webby » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:42 pm

Theres also the fact that it will be mounted on the belt almost identically to how it would sit if it was on the shouder strap... without all of the cuffuffle of being tangled up in straps! Plus having it horizontally would inevitably lead to contents of said bag falling out, unless it was holding the gas mask, which its not in this case hehe
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Re: Belt kit

Postby Poacher » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:38 pm

The burden....
This link might be useful to you boys, interesting thread. Perhaps not the right spot so if it is useful feel free to move it.
http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... 80&t=48819
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