The plate carrier is the core of any kit. It's your armor and can also serve as your load bearing platform. Even if you choose to run a chest rig or placard as a load bearing system, many modern plate carriers either come with the capability to mount the placard to it, or there is … Continue reading Kitting Up Part 2: Plate Carrier
While I'm working up my write up on my personal gear I figured I would start off with a basic criteria for gear selection. Uniformity is important in the military and law enforcement communities. Having a standard across the board makes a more professional-looking force and also helps identify members of said force at a … Continue reading Kitting Up Part 1: Selecting a Color or Pattern
It was dark and relatively quiet. The truck commander and gunner were babbling on about something for the strict purpose of staying awake I would imagine. The rumble of the HMMWV's engine hummed faintly through the sound dampening headset I wore under my helmet that connected me to the vehicle intercom and the troop and … Continue reading After that, everything changed.