Brought this over from my original post in GD for the sake of the group. Enjoy
*Note: the following is simply a guideline for how gear should be layered and worn. You may find somethings go better elsewhere. It's ultimately up to whatever works for you.
1st Line - Basic survival gear.
This is the gear that you carry specifically on your body and in your pockets. Theory being that if you're down to nothing but the clothes on your back you can keep yourself alive and make your way back to safety.
map of your area of operation
basic survival kit
water purification tablets
fishing line w/hooks
20' of paracord
simple rations (2-3 Powerbars or the like)
collapsible canteen (empty)
2nd Line - This is your fighting load
This is the gear you are going to use to fight. Usually worn on an h-harness or some kind of vest and also includes your weapon.
Ammo pouches for rifle - Depending on your choice of firearms, this is going to vary. I personally carry 13 magazines for my AR and anywhere from 2-5 spare pistol magazines
Fighting knife/melee weapon - Again, depending on what you choose to carry. I keep a k-bar fighting knife and am looking to add a tactical tomahawk to my inventory.
Water - Canteens or a Camalbak work best.
First Aid Kit
dump pouch for empty/used magazines
spare batteries for flashlight/radio
1-2 MREs field stripped
50' of paracord
extra pair of socks
1 gallon ziplock bags
3rd Line - This is your sustainment load used for extended patrols, your "camping" gear, if you will, carried in a ruck-sack.
change of clothes
sleeping bag w/goretex bivy sack
3 day supply of food
cold weather clothes (if applicable)
Combined, all of this gear works together to keep you in the fight and keep you alive. Feel free to post any questions you might have.
Lol i always use mine. buddy of mine gave me a spare one when he got back from basic. fillin it with LEMONADE!
oh my good lord do you have any idea how mucch all that will weigh and I don't want to hear o you can arry that its not being able to carry it its about being able to walk over thirty miles to the next town or... out running a horde and even if YOU CAN what about other people thats like a bird telling a dog that he will need to fly. this is absurd how about in stead.
line one:water bottle,a few medical supplies and 2 purifying tablets wraped in a bandage. a small hatchet and a compass(WRITE ON THE COMPASS WERE YOUR SAFE HAVEN IS WITH REMOVABLE MARKER).
line two:football padding soccer padding skate board padding a crowbar a cheap rifle ammo for the rifle and a pistol dthat shares the same ammo (.22).
the third line was really good but whats the point of a third line id you have the first? I would change it to an evacuation kitt - all the item of the first two line and then:water container(foldupable plastic container that can heat up water kind of expansive but worth it) second rifle with 600 (.22) rounds all together,shotgun with individual 50 rounds,map extra pair of shoes(running),four pairs of clothes,old washing board(I have went 5 weeks living absolutly off the land then did a second similar expeirience that I bought anything I thought I needed after 24 days I broke down(a contained and supervised experiment with my girlfriend on the original trip)my brain went into a kind of shock I had told my girlfriend not to end the experiment until the time was up and after she fed me and put me into bed. woke up the next morning crying and I didnt stop crying for a week then I came to my sense and finished the experiment I went home and bathed for eight hours fucked my girlfriend untill I passed out. I later discovered I would not were clothes unless they were wasehd twice, and I then came to the realisation that it was the filthy clothes that caused me to brake down...... on my second trip i brought a washing board and washed my clothes daily It helped my morale considerably.
Dude its's his own opinion, he is not telling you to have a loadout exactly like this it's just something that works for him. He clearly says whatever works for you. By the way way you should really learn how to type, it gave me a headache trying to read your post.
exactly right and if you think this is to much weight to carry then think of this, what he described is pretty much the basic military load out that out soldiers carry with them everyday. in fact they carry more, and i'm pretty sure wildman has military background so this is the load out hes familiar with. yes it would be much for a civilian couch potato who's only used to carry at most a backpack around.
but not for some ones who's trained to carry that load and more. so what ever your load out may be, and its important to customize it to our own needs. you have to practice carrying it and even more. i would say take your bug out bag and practice walking with it a few miles three times a week. plan on having other loads like a mil vest like wild described but don't want to walk down the street with it. just throw some extra weight in the bag to simulate it. get yourself conditioned to wear you can carry more weight then you plan with no problem. "practice, practice, practice it will be what keeps you alive.