Close-up of Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier with AR500 Curved Plates with Haley Strategic D3CR.
The D3 loadout: Glock 19 Gen 4 with custom holster mounted in GP pouch, Magpul Pmags, Glock 17 Mags with Taran Tactical Innovations +6 base pads, Winkler Knives II Combat Knife mounted to cumber bun, and Tactical Response VOK located in GP & Bungee Pouches.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away!
A photographer, Thom Atkinson, has documented 13 military kits in a series called ‘Soldiers Inventories’. I’ve picked a few to share with you guys over a couple of posts so they can be enjoyed individually, in all their glory. It will also show which are the most popular kits.
By its very nature, war requires a soldier to be prepared for every possible eventuality. The sheer amount of gear that is demanded by this level of preparedness means good pack configuration is a necessity. It is really interesting to see how a soldiers carry has developed over time, so I encourage you all to check out the full set here.
Thanks to thenewartemis for their post that reminded me about seeing this in their post here. Below is a breakdown of what is featured above:
Hob nail boots
Puttees (for binding trousers around lower legs)
Shirt and vest
Gas mask container
Non Commissioned ranks hat
Notebook and service warrant card
Battledress tunic – note stripes on sleeve denote rank
Tin opener and can of food, appears to be tinned stewed apple
Bar of chocolate
Bar of soap
Leather belt with leather pouches for kit
Longjohn under garments, battledress trousers and braces
Boot polish and two brushes
Dog tags – imprinted with name, rank and service number
Trench club – for breaking heavy ground for trenching into and for fighting the enemy at close quarters
Entrenching tool handle; often the handle was customised with lumps of metal and made into a trench club
Leather pouch for entrenching tool
Cigarettes and matches
Mess kit containing knife, fork spoon, shaving brush, soap and brass button polisher (slid underneath battledress button to protect BD from polish)
Cloth for pull-through for cleaning barrels internally
Ammunition belt, containing clips of bullets
Penknife and pull through cord
Entrenching tool spade; sometimes soldiers sharpened the edges of the spade and used these to fight
Lee Enfield 303 bolt action rifle. It was developed at the beginning of the twentieth century as an attempt to create a standard rifle for both the infantry and soldiers on horseback. As it turned out it was ideally suited to conditions in the trenches – it wasn’t good at firing over long distances, but was really robust and could stand up to the mud. It was still used right up into the 1950s.
Bayonet – to be attached to fore end of rifle
Helmet – with cover
Fob watch, personal effects. Officers tended to have pocket watches more so than infantry soldiers
Coins – possibly local francs or similar, personal effects
Scabbard for bayonet, worn on leather belt around waist over hip
5 round ammunition clips – ready to load magazine of 303 rifle
I met a beautiful Demoman the other day when I was playing TF2 with jute-moth. I told him that his loadout is awesome, followed him around like a clingy puppy and developed a “SENPAI-NOTICE-ME-thing” within 5 minutes.
Nothing super special here, just what works for me and my broke highschooler budget. Still need to figure out a way to carry my Hicapa reliably, so that’s not pictured here. But basically here’s what I have so far.
Another reason why I love the Haley Strategic D3CR chest rig. The Velcro backing allows me to mount it inside my Vertx Commuter bag for concealment/bug out bag, as well as having it mounted to my Shellback Tactical Banshee Plate Carrier.