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Old 11-24-2008, 07:54   #16
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I have some sutures and a scalpel handle and a couple blades. Idea from an old Bn Medic a long time ago.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:06   #17
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I wouldn't waste my money on something like this. IMO and experience, a belt needs to be functional as nothing more than a strong strap, not some fancy pouch to impress your friends with how survivor cool you be.

I still wear my old A7A strap when in the woods--good for tying, lifting, tourniquet, bundling, pressure dressings, etc. Mine is of the cotton web type vs nylon because a melted nylon strap around your waist is not a desirable situation.

As for survival supplies, the kit shown has a lot of redundancy for my way of thinking; little things add up and I don't need them...KISS.

My stuff fits in a sandwich baggie which is sealed, folded and carried in an old compass pouch on my belt.

I always wear a cravat, too; when on AD, I had several...always wore one and carried either a cravat or small field dressing in the bottom of every magazine pouch and canteen cover. Cravats are light and functional for tying, bundling, covering, protecting, bandaging, tourniquets, pressure dressings, etc.

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:48   #18
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survival kits/belt?

A separate belt seems a bit to much from my experience. I agree much with Richard.
I was the Team Sgt of a team that was called the "knife" team. That was because it was team SOP to have A minimum of3 knives on the person. Why 3? We dressed in layers, first being the rucksack, 2nd was the LBE, third was fatigues.

1st, Ruck beside team and personal comfort (ha ha), each ruck was required to have a compass, knife, food.

2nd, LBE carried the usual water, ammo, med supplies, but included a compass, a knife usually in the 6 inch blade area, ammo pouch with med stuff.

3rd, layer would be just what you could carry, a knife on your pants belt (about 3 to 4 inch blade. a compass (small survival type), an d a "soup log" in a side pocket.

The layers allowed us to drop a layer as needed for speed and E&E, and still have enough to survive.

The soup log was a gallon zip lock with freeze dried soups and meats. Rolled into about 3 inch roll placed in another zip lock and placed in a side pocket.

We also used 550 cord in our boots with X2 the length in each boot ( in emergency one lace can be cut for 2 boots and the other cord can be used for survival needs.

Each layer will have; fire.food knife, compass.


Just my experience Blitz
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:09   #19
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Blitzz is correct IMO. We did the same--classified mtls, map, compass (lensatic worn around neck inside shirt and small one on wrist watch band) and survival items (including pocket knife) on person; cbt gear (including large knife) on harness; team/extra cbt/personal gear (including large knife) in ruck.

Now I carry a small 4" leatherman type with pliers, punch, saw blade w/notch to remove hooks, 3" knife, 1" scalpel-like knife, can opener, screw driver. Wish I woulda had one of those back then when I carried a demo knife of about the same size/weight.

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Old 11-11-2010, 23:52   #20
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"true believer"

New Version:
Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with
minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night.
The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He
doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs,
his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is
not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies.
He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home.

He knows only The Cause.

Still want to quit?
HELL NO!!..............BECAUSE:
Somewhere (North Carolina) a True Believer (in Freedom) is training to kill them (the oppressors of freedom and human rights). He is training with plenty of good quality food, and seeking austere conditions (where ever the military lets him), training day and night (with superior equipment). The only think clean on him is EVERYTHING (because of attention to detail) and he bought his own $ 2000.00 Paraclete gear (with his own hard earned money). He worries daily what workout to do (fitness is upmost) – his ruck weighs what it weighs plus another 50 lbs (because pain is weakness leaving the body), His runs end when he stops chasing the enemy (because he caught and killed them) then he runs a 10 miler in memory of his fallen comrades. THIS True Believer (in Freedom) is concerned about ‘how hard it is’ (because he wants to be prepared) he knows either he wins or freedom dies. He does go home at 17:00 to kiss his lovely wife and beautiful children goodbye before he deploys for the 7th time to the land of the other “true believer” where he will out-think, out-fight, and out-last this enemy as long as his country will support him!
He only knows the cause of freedom!
And he will never Quit!!
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:01   #21
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And he will never Quit!!
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:03   #22
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I believe that Corey is an instructor at SWCS.

If he is, then a quick read of the board rules and stickies, an introduction in the proper place, and completion of his profile should put him on the right track.

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Old 12-01-2010, 12:10   #23
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I'm a fan of the battle belt concept, in combat, at least. Padded, low profile molle belt, enough to hold a butt pack, 4 primaries, 3 secondaries, bleeder kit, and some bangers. It rides under my carrier well, and I can keep my rack restricted to my essentials and I can maintain easy access to my magazines up top.

I keep it light enough so I'm not overloading my belt with too many mission essentials--my butt pack is a modified mini medic blow out bag thats my bug out pack. I know its briefly off topic, but having a section of ghillied camo netting rolled up on the top of your ruck is a good example of why I like my rig. I can cache my ruck, fit mission essential gear, and tie in some veg to my ruck-ghillie.

As far as my actual belt is concerned, I slipped a set of hand cuff keys and some little pieces of wire in behind the velcro. Having a good riggers belt goes a long way in a pinch
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