You used tables??
You get issued a hip padI know personal additional kit (military) is discouraged hiwever want to get a read on things like:
Hip Pads (Webbing; Yomping)
Breachtool / Boresnake (weapon cleaning)
Are small things like this post foundation likely to get you the wrong attention or is this dependant on your troop / level of training?
Anyone in RT at the moment offer advice?
I used the Bergen on a recent course that involved a load of yomps and couldn’t fault it one bit. Didn’t even use the belt kit that comes with it, just the Bergen. I’m going to invest in a modified Long back regular Bergen (just easier to add pouches etc) but I saw no reason to spend the money until I tried out the new kit.Arent all thr uk military moving towards virtus only? Ie webbing daysack and bergan. My unit has this in place and honestly its the worst kit ive ever used apart from helmet and body armour.
The issued socks were more then adequate for the majority of lads when I went through training. Your feet are going to be wet for almost 85% of training so having 2 pairs of socks on is just going to mean your feet stay wetter for longer. Furthermore, with two layers of insulation it'll mean your feet will have an increase in perspiration resulting in the quicker onset of "pitting" which, you won't believe me, until you have can be excruciatingly painful.Are you allowed to bring toe socks to wear underneath the general issue socks to alleviate blisters?
Added to that what are the training teams opinions on Vibram 5 Finger trainers, are they allowed?
Is there a written standard as to what training shoes are acceptable?