Chest Rig Load out (what you got in that thing)

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  1. mtngoat

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    So it is now clear more than one person wears a chest rig of some sort here. Now lets see your load out, what do you put in these things? I could see where you could easily start filling them up and attaching things to the outside to quickly make them unwieldy.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    IN Heavy Recon and Original V2
    Tourniquet
    Multi-tool (SOG leatherman/MUT)
    chap stick w/sunblock
    Petzl e+lite (usually another primary headlight)
    Nav kit (in coyote rite in the rain kit)
    Pen, Pencil, and Sharpie
    g19 and spare mag
    Fire Kit (Altiods tin with Trioxane tab, Vasoline cotton balls, fat wood)
    lighter and ferro rod
    Usually a SAK of some kind too.

    I'm still playing with my load out and applications I use one or the other.....still love them both though.
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    @shaneadams90 What are the 2 reddish looking glow stick kind of things in the first pic? (next to the sharpie)
     
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    Chem lights....
     
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    I am still finalizing my base load out in my V2 Original Kit bag (no pictures yet):

    Right now I have G19, TQ, small med kit (bandages), EMT shears, fire kit (matches, ferro rod), lighter, head lamp, small AAA LED flashlight, whistle, button compass, Leatherman, Para cord, bandana, trail mix, 2m HAM radio on the outside, ESEE 3 or MORA strapped on the bottom. I add more depending on what I am doing that day.

    Check out the HPG write up on "What to Carry", https://hillpeoplegear.com/Education/Equipage. It covers EDC to a multi day hike and talks about the general thoughts to specific examples.
     
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    My load out varies day to day. This weekend in my recon kit bag was a glock 20 in the main compartment, and in the front pouch was a synch bag for morels and a bag of assorted, fruit lifesavers. Damn I love those things.
     
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    Recon kit bag
    -mikea kit bag insert
    -Leatherman kick
    - stream light microstream
    - lighter
    - up to a dozen pretied catfish rigs
    -small bag of sinkers
    -small bag if terminal tackle.
    - deep woods off single use wipes
    -bandana
    -Esee Izula attached to the front with a molle lock
    -surefire helmet light on a molle mount attached to the front.


    I keep my kit bag fairly light. My wallet and phone go into the KB when fishing.
     
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    Bump for Black5
     
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    From memory:
    Chapstick
    Lens cleaner
    Snacks
    Lighter in exotac cover
    SAK
    Exotac match case with meds
    Whistle
    Compass
    ESEE nav cards
    Notebook
    Izula pen
    Pencil
    Signal mirror
    Combat gauze
    TQ
    Chest seal
    H bandage
    Gloves
    Camera
    Hammer gel
    Flashlight
    Lighter (extra)
    PJCB tinder
    20$


    Need to get as ER blanket in there too now that i see this list. Cordage couldn't hurt either.
     
  10. Jeff Randall

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    Coaxsher RCP-1 Chest Harness
    Garmin 601 GPS
    Waterproof Camera
    2-Way Radio
    Petzl Headlight
    Spare Micro Light
    Spare Batteries (AA & AAA)
    Prescription Safety Glasses
    Lightweight Balaclava
    Rescue Whistle (attached to zipper pull)
    Nylon Cordage (small roll)
    Suunto MC2 Compass
    Small Signal Mirror
    Orange Flagging Tape
    RAT Waterproof Notepad
    Mechanical Pencil
    Black Sharpie
    Bic Lighter
    Small Mylar Blanket
    Small Roll Duct Tape
    RATS Tourniquet
    CPR Face Shield
    Latex Gloves
     
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    Part of what i carry since i snapped a photo.
    I am big on carrying reference material JIK..
    Wilderness Survival fold out
    Back country survival book
    A couple of ESEE survival cards
    Utility Flagging card
    Heavier survival blanket
    Compass
    Whistle
    Mirror
    Fire kit (matches, Cotton balls, Ferro rod and striker, Spark wheel) sealed inside a pop bottle tube
    RIT notebook
    ESEE navigation booklet (Recent addition as i like the small waterproof notebook size)
    Flagging tape

    Not pictures but from memory (maybe some im forgetting about)
    Head lamp
    Small AA flashlight
    Bright first aid gloves (bright green)
    Nomex flight gloves
    Tourniquet
    Chest seal,
    Hand sized waterproof bandaid
    Garmin GPS
    Motorola or BaoFeng radio

    With all of this i still have room to spare and can easily fit a pistol plus a extra mag and still have room (Love me my HPG kit bag)

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    I've only taken my kit bag on one hike so far and I really didnt need most of what I was carrying. I mostly just filled it with stuff to see how it would carry. Im still developing my system, but heres what's currently in it...


    Front pocket

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    Leatherman Wingman
    Zebra pen
    Waterproof notebook
    Streamlight Microstream
    Bacon Flavored Toothpicks
    generic Exotac Nano xl (want a real one)
    SAK alox farmer

    Middle Pocket
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    Emberlit Original Titanium (want to replace with firebox nano or emberlit fireant)
    India stone in homemade sheath
    Navigation kit -(suunto compass,waterproof notebook, nite ize trekker pen, nav cards)
    Survival tin- (fresnel lens,Bic, beeswax chapstick, duct tape wrapped around cut off pen section w/ a few different sizes of needles in it, water purification tablets, mirror,cotton balls)
    Boo boo kit (bandages, gauze, tweezers,scissors)

    Back /CCW pocket
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    I currently cant carry a ccw so it holds a velcro backed admin panel with an attached maxped holster that holds my bk14. In the back pocket is a thermal blanket, a chem light at the bottom and in the little front pouch is a spork and waterproof container with spare batteries.


    This is new to me so please feel free to make suggestions.
     
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    Wow! These HPG chest bags seem to carry all the stuff you need + a firearm and a spare mag! Truly awesome.
    Since I got a chest bag to carry my gun while hiking, I have started to really appreciate that design.
    HPG seems to be making awesome products, but they are crazy expensive here in Europe - the Heavy Recon costs more than twice than my 42 liters cordura hiking backpack.
     
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    I absolutely LOVE my SAR kit bag. Mounted externally I have an Izula II, a titanium spork, a grimlock to carry gloves, Gen 7 CAT tourniquet(in a NAR pouch), red chem light and a 1" red medical cross to indicate first aid is inside.

    The front pocket contains the things I want to get to fast. There's a small booboo kit consisting of Gorilla duct tape and med tape flat-folded, 4" gauze pads and a 4" Israeli bandage; plus my favorite trick: 1" segments of a McDonald's straw heat-sealed on the ends and containing triple antibiotic ointment. It's multi-purpose, suitable for wounds and fire starting. A couple chest seals are also in there.

    In the same pocket I keep chap stick, a contact lens container with advil and my daily RX, Surefire ear pro, an emergency whistle, water purification tablets and hand sanitizer. Oh, and a no-frills red/white Coast headlamp.

    The middle pocket contains the rest of the kit. A 5.11 Light Writer Patch holds an ESEE basic survival card and fresnel lens in the credit card pocket, and a Leatherman and AAA light in the loops. A HPG 58 pouch holds a Zebra micro pencil, mini Sharpie, Bic lighter, ferrocerium rod, a small container of UCO matches, a sizable amount of cordage and spare AAAs. Also in this pocket are a Rite in the Rain notebook and wet wipes for...wiping...things. I rotate in and out a couple of sweet snacks, which tend to be Snickers and/or Clif bars. I'm pondering adding a Suunto compass, though I tend to not wander far from forest I know quite well.

    The back pocket contains a kydex trigger guard on a short lanyard, attached to the dummy loop, for one of the stable of Glocks. Typically a 17 loaded with 147 grains if I'm wandering in the woods.

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    Let’s see pics these rigs.

    what y’all runnin?
     
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    From my post above, here are the guts...

    Front pocket:
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    Second pocket:
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    All loaded up:
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