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Bushcraft / Scout webbing setup

Discussion in 'Carrying' started by SimonM, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jaeger

    Jaeger Full Member

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    Aye Up,

    I've just looked at that previous post Rappelby - a nice modification/creation.

    I've just finished the 'poncho'/tarp roll.

    It is made from material canibalised from a Swiss army large pack - rubberised Cordura - a real sew-and-sew to work with! :lmao:

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  2. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Ah nice!
    I just took photos of my Poncho roll compared to an original works well but obviously the same limitations that 58" gear has.

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    The poncho roll easily contains 2 US ponchos with pegs paracord bungees etc.

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    Here showing the size and design difference, buckles rather than those tuck and pin things, minus the entrenching tool holder, and longer straps, and two straps wrap around the belt lt rather than the thing hanging from it.

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    and this shows the width etc, it works well it's about 2" taken off both sides.

    I made it to fit in with an older pouch set, yours looks nicer though ;)
     
  3. Duggie Bravo

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    Not sure if I'm allowed to put this up, but I have a plastic bag full of a 90 set of webbing, the olive green one that I need to get rid of.


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  4. Ryan Woods

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    Thanks for the tip Jaeger. Ironically just sold that particular warrior belt as I never really got on with it. My old 58' webbing I managed to set up more comfortable for heavy recce loads! I like the idea of weight saving with airborne webbing too, no molle or extra webbing. All pouches attached and ready to go :D
     
  5. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    but then you find the best pouch ever..and can't fit it on the belt...
    I did the same thing years ago made a decision to stick to one design, I then pop riveted a load of pouches to a belt which worked well untill I wanted to add or change something,. I do like modifying things though ;)
     
  6. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    nothing wrong with mentioning it, best place to depart with unwanted kit is swaps or selling area on the forum , you will find forum rules and general ethos there.
     
  7. Quixoticgeek

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    It's a nice idea. I used to use a set of OG PLCE webbing, mostly utility pouches and water bottle pouches. It was a comfy way of carrying stuff, but the main reasons I stopped using it was 2 fold:

    1) In a station in East Berlin a random guy saluted me as I walked past wearing the webbing with a big pack on it...

    2) Getting through tight spaces between trees and shrubbery with my already ample back side adding a foot of width became a right pain in the butt.

    Which is a bit of a shame as it took me a while to put the set together. I've still got it in the kit box, but haven't used it in several years, but can't bring myself to flog it.

    J
     
  8. Quixoticgeek

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    I'm not sure about the whole hydration system thing. When you've got a bladder on your back and a hose on your shoulder, it's really hard to see how much you've drunk, which makes it next to impossible to keep a track on hydration, you either drink too much, or too little. For this reason I've gone back to using bottles. Tho these days I use an ever new water pouch as a bottle, or if I need more capacity, empty diet coke bottles.

    J
     
  9. Trojan

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    I was googling webbing and this thread came up and I thought might as well see if anyone else bought one since 2017

    I bought a chest rig and have found it very useful when setting up camp etc and then like the original poster hang it up by the shelter as I get organised.

    My rig was from eBay and I am very pleased with my purchase.

    So anyone else gone down this rout?
     
  10. TinkyPete

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    I do have one of my set up using a webbing system of belt kit, I have another using a chest rig. As for the assault vest I haven't done one of that set up I may later but I have had a few conversations around the campfire about this type of set up and I know others are still thinking about it.

    Those of us who are current or former serving members are used to the types of set ups and how to store the kit they need. The army now has a policy of fight light....looking back form what was carried in former times such as WW2 and compared to current operations and found a major miss match. But we like a lot of bushcrafters are always looking at our kit and coming up with new ways to carry it, sometimes we go back in style.

    I know I am going more Retro in my style of stuff, and am looking at the old large pack style rucksacks rather than the old bergen style in some of my set ups.
     
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  12. Trojan

    Trojan Silver Trader

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    @C_Claycomb Thank you for this article very interesting.

    I think it is a bit like the Arktis Allen belt system back in the day for organizing your kit.

    I am certainly happy with the chest rig system and it fits well on the side of a shelter or along side me under the basha.
     

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