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Vegging Your Ghillie Suit…The Right Way!

After yesterday’s post regarding the construction of a Ghillie suit, I think it’s time to move onto the most vital step when using a Ghillie suit, vegging. Without vegging your Ghillie suit, you’ll simply be just a pile of burlap in the field, and to a trained eye, it’s extremely easy to spot.  One of […]

Ghillie Suit Construction…The Right Way!

While attending a few sniper courses before a deployment to Afghanistan, we were told that the era of the ghillie suit had faded.  Although we practiced traditional stalks and ghillie suit construction, most of us knew/thought that we would have no need for them while deployed, especially us being more of a direct action sniper. […]

Team Wendy EXFIL Tactical Bump Helmet

For several months, there were rumors that there was another company coming out with a helmet to compete with the line of Ops Core Carbon Fiber helmets. Then pictures started to appear on Facebook and it was a rumored that Team Wendy was the company that was going to produce them.  Then, Team Wendy made […]

Sharon Friedman’s IDF Loadout

Name: Sharon Friedman Position: IDF infantry marksman plus comm demo and the rest when needed. First line gear (always on me either in pockets or in a small E&E pouch from Blackhawk aged 15 years ) 2 M-4 mags held together by a Tsolevet (a device which holds two mags together at an angle for […]

Angryman’s 2nd Lebanon War Loadout

Loadout on the 2nd Lebanon War. I was a reservist during the 2nd Lebanon War. As opposed to the majority of the reservists, my unit was drafted on the 3rd day of the war. We were part of a sniper unit that provides precision fire support to different SOF. We were attached during to war […]

Erik Petterson’s LRS Loadout

Shit, what did I carry back in 1986 as a LRS team member/RTO. AN PRC 104 radio, Hand mike(s), DMDG, RACAL Antenna, GRA-50 Antenna (complete), Coax cable 50-100 feet, Field expedient Antennas, (“Home made” electrical repair kit for cables connections) Two Lithium batteries for the Radio, one Magnesium for the DMDG, and Extra batteries, Magnesium […]

Bob Kilpatrick’s Huey Slick Loadout

The Things I Carried By Bob Kilpatrick Tongue in cheek “Things I Carried” that I wrote for some guys on the old C$erve Military Forum years ago. Bantering with a bunch of grunts, I had sworn we had the helicopter filled with little rearview pine trees to take care of the grunt smell, and nobody […]

Roger Anderson’s LRRP Loadout

  While I was a LRRP going on local ambushes I carried:  20 mag’s of 7.62 duplex in 3 collapsible canteen pouch’s and bandoliers 1 white phosphorous grenade 6 or more fragmentation grenades.  1-2 claymore mines  (varied) 1 old style Canteen of water Compass Panel marker in my hat pill kit Watch LONG MISSIONS All of above […]

Bob Sampson’s LRRP/Ranger Loadout

Basic Loadout for a routine Recon mission: Alice pack M-16 with 16-18 mags, 18 rounds in each Stevens 12 Gage 100 rounds of 00 buck in a claymore bag, and 5 rounds in the gun. Note: I had my choice of weapon to carry, 95% of the time I went with the shotgun. Colt 1911 […]

Rob Vance’s Operation: Just Cause Loadout

I was the grenadier in 1st Sqd, 3rd Plt, D Co. 4th Bn, 6th IR (M) 5th ID during Operation Just Cause. My unit participated in the assault of La Comandancia, security at the Papal Nunciature and various security and blocking operations afterward. If you add a m17 promask, M203 vest, M69 frag vest, 6 […]