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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby dadio » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:00 pm

excitement building nicely , the usual grief finding magazines ,battery's , speed loaders and charging battery's .so far i'll be bringing to the game ,a Thompson ,a Sten ,an MG42 ,a VZ ZB 26 ,a Kar98K ,an MP40 , A Flack 38 and an MP44 :shock: plus all the battery's ,gas and magazines to feed them ,i haven't even looked at kit and camping gear yet :cry: i'll be glad once i get there friday night and can just settle in .
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Hänschen klein » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:08 pm

dadio wrote:excitement building nicely , the usual grief finding magazines ,battery's , speed loaders and charging battery's .so far i'll be bringing to the game ,a Thompson ,a Sten ,an MG42 ,a VZ ZB 26 ,a Kar98K ,an MP40 , A Flack 38 and an MP44 :shock: plus all the battery's ,gas and magazines to feed them ,i haven't even looked at kit and camping gear yet :cry: i'll be glad once i get there friday night and can just settle in .



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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Morey » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:23 pm

My excitement is also building. The first time I'm using my own kit (apart from weapon). I'm sure you veterans remember how it felt to be using you own gear for the first time.
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby FUBAR » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:51 pm

Morey wrote:My excitement is also building. The first time I'm using my own kit (apart from weapon). I'm sure you veterans remember how it felt to be using you own gear for the first time.


I'm on the same boat Morey and just got my webbing today and it fits! Can't quite figure out the Brit water bottle though!
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Allenby » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:31 pm

I'd be an awful lot more excited if I could move my arm above my shoulder. :roll:

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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Russe11 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:50 pm

Allenby wrote:I'd be an awful lot more excited if I could move my arm above my shoulder. :roll:

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Cool so no surrendering then? :rofl:
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby MartinR » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:02 am

Can't quite figure out the Brit water bottle though!


What is the problem? If you put a post in the British kit section I am sure we can help. The skeleton carriers can be quite hard to do up when they are new though, soaking the webbing helps.

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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby FUBAR » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:05 am

MartinR wrote:
Can't quite figure out the Brit water bottle though!


What is the problem? If you put a post in the British kit section I am sure we can help. The skeleton carriers can be quite hard to do up when they are new though, soaking the webbing helps.

Cheers
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The water bottle has an almost felt like cover and that all fits in the carrier. It's almost impossible to pull the bottle out of the carrier. I'll try soaking it. The carrier is not the skeleton type.
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Dom_e » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:26 pm

FUBAR wrote:
MartinR wrote:
Can't quite figure out the Brit water bottle though!


What is the problem? If you put a post in the British kit section I am sure we can help. The skeleton carriers can be quite hard to do up when they are new though, soaking the webbing helps.

Cheers
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The water bottle has an almost felt like cover and that all fits in the carrier. It's almost impossible to pull the bottle out of the carrier. I'll try soaking it. The carrier is not the skeleton type.


It needs to be snug, otherwise it'll fall out! Other option is to use another cross strap as a carry strap for it, allowing you to drink from the bottle while in the cradle.
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby MartinR » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:46 pm

It's almost impossible to pull the bottle out of the carrier. I'll try soaking it. The carrier is not the skeleton type.


Ah, an envelope holder. Yes, they are a bugger to get the bottles out of. Like so much military equipment, designed to only work with another section member helping and/or by taking all your gear off during a rest period designated by your commander.

As above, wear it on a seperate cross strap, keep it in your small pack or get someone else to help you take it out (it is harder to put them back in than take them out unassisted unless you take your webbing off). Or keep another water bottle in your gas mask bag and top it up from the main one during stop periods.

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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Russe11 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:12 pm

Soak the carrier enough for it to be damp. Put the water bottle in. Then get bits of cardboard and push them in between the carrier and bottle to stretch it and leave to dry. This should make the carrier wider at the top than the bottle so it's easier to get the bottle in and out. You won't be able to push cardboard all the way down so the bottom of the carrier remains tight enough to hold the bottle in place.
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby dadio » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Russe11 wrote:Soak the carrier enough for it to be damp. Put the water bottle in. Then get bits of cardboard and push them in between the carrier and bottle to stretch it and leave to dry. This should make the carrier wider at the top than the bottle so it's easier to get the bottle in and out. You won't be able to push cardboard all the way down so the bottom of the carrier remains tight enough to hold the bottle in place.

this is the approved method , the canvas shrink's over 70 year's ,i don't think they were designed with more than a 10 year life expectancy .
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby FUBAR » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Russe11 wrote:Soak the carrier enough for it to be damp. Put the water bottle in. Then get bits of cardboard and push them in between the carrier and bottle to stretch it and leave to dry. This should make the carrier wider at the top than the bottle so it's easier to get the bottle in and out. You won't be able to push cardboard all the way down so the bottom of the carrier remains tight enough to hold the bottle in place.


I'll try this tonight.

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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Mattywheels » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:07 am

Weather is looking alright, 21 degrees and sunny is the current forecast!

Steadily building to a solid 7 for me :happyswing:
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Re: Excitometer readings

Postby Steinlager » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:16 am

Sorted my kit, batteries charged and as Matty says weather is looking good, a solid 7 for me :good:
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