posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 03:34 PM
I always hated LBE gear. I think it's unnecessary if you have the foresight and planning to dress for your situation and you've packed your BOB in a
What is generally carried on a basic LBE system:
Two Way Radio
First Aid Kit
General Use Pouch (Snacks, Pens, Notepad, etc.)
Night Vision Goggles, Binocs
GPS Nav System
In a SHTF scenario, all that ammo is a detriment to your survival, IMO. Plus, the last thing you want to do is get into a shootout.
You definitely don't need Nades.
Restraining devices can be attached to the side of your BOB, within easy reach.
For most occasions, a small LED flashlight will suit your needs and can be attached to a simple belt.
No need for a general use pouch, wear pants with cargo pockets.
NVGs aren't really necessary, TBH, Binocs can sit in the front pouch of your BOB or attached to it by MOLLE.
Your BOB should have a hydration system pocket.
The GPS units for the military are bulky and are dependent on cover and weather. Learn to read a map.
I would go with a riggers belt, nylon/polyester, whatever the general fabric is. Add in a pouch for my multi tool, LED flashlight and one extra mag
for my sidearm. Sidearm attached with a drop holster. Everything else goes in pockets for easy access.
When you pack your BOB, you plan how you pack it. Items you may need only in certain situations get packed towards the bottom, items you could need at
a moments notice near the top. First Aid and Survival tools in the front pocket or attached by MOLLE.