So I’ve been invited to join up with a group of really cool folks who like to share skills and training. There are a lot of Veterans and folks like us in the group.
I would like to join them, but I’m going to need certain pieces of gear that I just don’t have any knowledge of currently. They have a budget file section, but I absolutely cannot trust certain budget items, so without further drawing this out…
Nylon combat pistol belt
FLC with assault pack and camelback
A quality carbine sling
I’m also rather rotund so i need extra in the belly and waist areas.
Sounds like a good start. I would probably show up with that gear and then pick their brains. They might even let you work with different types of gear. You may end up leaving with some very good ideas as to what you want. Good luck and have fun sir.
These are things I’m not entirely up to speed on. There are a few other things too, but these are the ones I’m needing help with. How does this FLC stack up to a plate carrier, or vise versa? I think the idea behind the FLC is to be able to carry everything I need for a 48 hour bugout.
Great questions Spence. Let me shed some light on FLC/LBV/Plate Carrier.
FLC has recently replaced the LBV. It’s the same thing. With that said, you are able to place/attach all the gear you need on the B TAC Plate Carrier link I provided. In other words, you don’t have to purchase both FLC and Plate Carrier. I never wore my FLC/LBV in Afghanistan. It was worthless. In addition, you can also attach a chest pistol holster to your Plate Carrier.
I would definitely suggest purchasing the NexBelt. This way you can carry two pistols without being cumbersome.
If you are going to be out more than one day, go with this 3 day pack. Plenty of strap length to fit you comfortably.
Understood. Just remember, no matter what “group” (e.g., APIII, 3%’ers, etc.), we belong to, are affiliated with or whatever…when we get down to business…we (all abled bodied persons) are ‘all’ the militia our forefathers spoke about. Group names won’t matter.