Field Bag/Recon Bag

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Field Bag/Recon Bag

Post by Jack » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:19 am

What would you put into a field bag. Which is to say a medium sized back pack, such as an ALICE pack, that is carried into the field with you. Whether you are on real ops or playing airsoft the items would be similar.

Remember this is not your basic load such as ammo or basic CQB stuff. Nor is this a bag set up for backpacking or spending a night out in the woods. This is also not a Bug Out Bag. This bag is to be used, for instance during an Airsoft Game.

You thought that you were doing CQB stuff but then your Team Leader assigns you to be one of the guys out in the woods, such as a Sniper. Or you are assigned with doing recon work on short notice. What items would you keep in this bag?

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Re: Field Bag/Recon Bag

Post by Ryan » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 am

Jack wrote:You thought that you were doing CQB stuff but then your Team Leader assigns you to be one of the guys out in the woods, such as a Sniper. Or you are assigned with doing recon work on short notice. What items would you keep in this bag?
1# Role specific gear (depending on task, normally a field bag would consist of the general, sometimes specialised, equipment for the common goal/role/terrain)
2# Medical supplies including scissors ect (both sterile and non-sterile) and other equipment laid out for certain use, e.g. trauma kit - they would probably go in another apartment of the bag or attached to, very important and food/rations/water that doesn't make a lot of sound (I don't want to sit there chewing crisps)
3# Communication equipment and spare batteries
4# Spare mags, smoke and frag nades for the team (203 HEDP or HE if another member is taking one)
5# Silenced (SD) equipment and one SD mag (subsonic)
6# Camo gear, including netting, parachute cord and face camo paint
7# Anti-personnel equipment and detection equipment (including a C4 brick or similar to dispose of equipment or booby-trap it if compromised, say you have to dump pack)
8# Back-up map, compass, ect - webbing gear must have the basics - water, ammo, survival radio, map, compass, spare cookies or mega-energy bar :P (chocolate only)

All laid out in the bag for principles - what you would use first. If a longer stay* then you would want to take spare bags ect to dispose of human waste, fun and something to keep away the odour, both of yourself and your team mates too.

If sniper, I'd camo up the bag with a bit of burlap or netting (or even the above waist part of a ghillie suit attached onto it) for the terrain we would be working within - all shiny things must go or be changed, for example: zips. Judging on terrain you could decide what to take, you are not exactly going to take a spotting scope into an urban setting where you'll be watching the next house over from 30 feet.

You'd definately take some '100 mph tape', Duct tape, and netting for creating a mini-OP/sniper hide. Normally being an unused building, if in a warzone and it was occupied then it could very well be the enemy. Possibly booby-trapped, so why not take some Silly String. :P

You'd want to go light so you can grab the bag and scoot if you're compromised, I wouldn't pack for a day long battle, but I would pack for a fight - that's for sure... I'd pack to be sneaky.

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