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Post by Jack » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:48 pm

Excluding basics like a helmet, vest, gun, flashlight, knee pads, radio, cuffs and things like that. What are some other items that you guys think should be in your gear while making entries and why?

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Post by Admin » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:37 pm

I always have some “Strips” this wonderful thing can act as cuffs, secure doors, and quick repair gear. And I am not going with out my emergency rappel belt… just in case Murphy shows up.

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Post by Jack » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:36 am

I carry a mirror, a gun shot kit, and a rubber ball to name a few. Oh yea, I also carry some 550 cord. This is for things that I think might be booby trapped, or for doors I don't want to be near when they open. I just tie it to the drawer, door handle, or what ever. Move back behind cover and pull the cord.

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Post by jcheng14 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:09 pm

tampons.

marine friends of mine who did a tour in iraq said it was good to have em. they keep people from bleeding out well, and have applicators, and are clean.

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Post by jimothy_183 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:14 am

interesting idea...

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Post by Jack » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:08 am

Extra batteries. Note pad and pencil.

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Post by jcheng14 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:16 am

zip ties, useful in TEMPORARY detention of people.
and you carry alot of them.

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Post by birddog » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:39 am

100 mph Tape, rubber gloves, digital camera w/ video capability, an INOVA Strobe light and yes, Tampons (great for pluging a gunshot wound)
They say that hard work never killed anyone, but why take that chance ?

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Post by Harry Miste » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:59 am

Wow, interesting ideas. Especially the tampons being used to soak up blood.

I'd probably carry some duct tape (for marking rooms I've been in to reduce backtracking and confusion, as well as crude weapons repair and detaining enemies), PDA w/ GPS capabilites (for writing down notes electronically, such as locations of enemies and hostages) and a roll of fishing wire (for strangulation, if in a position where my enemy is in front of me). I'd also keep a copy of notes that I've taken from this site, if I don't remember all the tactics I learnt from this site; probably on the PDA I mentioned before.

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Post by jimothy_183 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:07 am

Harry Miste wrote:I'd probably carry some duct tape (for marking rooms I've been in to reduce backtracking and confusionbefore.
I think glowsticks used for the same purpose too but I think they both have their own benefits and drawbacks.

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Post by Jack » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:31 pm

Anyone besides me carry a couple of door wedges? I have found that these are very handy items to have. I have found several uses for them, including:

Defense;
1. barricading yourself into a room.
2. Securing your six
3. Funneling people into a kill zone
4. propping open doors to establish fields of fire
-best used when you leave the door open enough for you to shoot out of but closed enough that they can not get in to get you without a struggle

Offense;
1. Propping open doors to ventilate after an OP in a gas environment
2. containing barricaded opponents
3. improvised distraction devises that can be thrown into a room prior to entry

I'm sure that their are other uses. If you think of any let me know.

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Post by jcheng14 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:18 am

mirrors.

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Post by Andy152R » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:57 pm

Breaching Tomahawks are always useful, just make sure you get something quality that can hack through entry ways quick. also, i prefer a few sets of flex cuffs on the back of my gear, it makes it easier when your buddy needs em. the ASP tri-folds are a bit of a pain in the ass to unfold and use, but they do stay compact in my gear hooks on my vest.
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Post by Ryan » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:15 am

Jack wrote:I carry a mirror, a gun shot kit, and a rubber ball to name a few. Oh yea, I also carry some 550 cord. This is for things that I think might be booby trapped, or for doors I don't want to be near when they open. I just tie it to the drawer, door handle, or what ever. Move back behind cover and pull the cord.
Silly string for tripwires for sure.
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Post by Ryan » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:50 am

jimothy_183 wrote:
Harry Miste wrote:I'd probably carry some duct tape (for marking rooms I've been in to reduce backtracking and confusionbefore.
I think glowsticks used for the same purpose too but I think they both have their own benefits and drawbacks.
Chemlights are great for that. Duct tape wouldn't be as good, don't you think?
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Re: Extra Gear

Post by badger » Sat May 14, 2011 4:28 pm

Adjustable arms ballistic protection.
My colleague is fighting his life fight. He was hit trough the shoulder and lungs.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/apworld- ... 96763.html

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Post by Dramatikk » Sat May 14, 2011 7:52 pm

Sorry to hear that Badger. :(

Let us hope he will fully recover from the gunshots, and be able to continue living a rich full life.

Best regards, Bjarne.

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Post by Ryan » Sun May 15, 2011 4:02 am

Sorry to hear that, I too hope he makes a full recovery.
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