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    3 Day Assault Pack

    What are some good items yall would include in a 3 Day Assault pack? Im not talking about an E&E or BOB, but an Assault Pack. What items would you put in your pack to go on a 2 or 3 day partol or mission to assault a position. Terrain would be pine forests and low lying scrub.

    I think the pack should be light, as, its going to be lugged around on foot for three days.

    For food ive essentially got three days worth of:

    Oatmeal, Beef jerky, cliff bars, protein powder, peanut butter and trail mix (make my own)

    Ive also included in my pack, a med kit, gun cleaning, bug spray, a knife, some 550 cord, a brown tarp, batteries for my optic and light, and essential hygene stuff, including toilet paper. I also packed some extra plastic bags, just in case theyre needed.

    Is there anything im leaving out? right now the pack is up to around 23lbs.

    Cheers

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    This seems like a trap but I will bite...

    It depends on the mission. What you will encounter between your insertion point and your target (terrain, weather, defenses, time, ability to surveil/recon, etc), how long you will be out (planned and contingency), what you will encounter and need at your assault point (need to breach/demo/tools/etc, low light capabilities/NVG/markers/etc, less lethal and restraints, etc), what you will encounter and need during exfil.

    What is the point of your assault? Kill everyone, take prisoners, collect info, disrupt equipment, secure an OP for a primary target, etc, etc, etc.

    What is your means of infil/exfil and how much support will you have?

    And the list goes on...

    A lot goes into packing an assault pack for a real mission instead of for contingency plans. You need to assess your mission and look at what you need for your PACE plans.

    I like to break the mission down into sections and address each section separately and form a gear list then look at what is redundant and whether the redundant item is disposable (demo, smoke, etc) or reusable (rope, NVGs, binos, etc).

    The same should apply to the unexpected (injuries, gear failures, etc) so when packing your med gear consider how long you will be out, or packing batteries for commo/NVGs/lights/lasers/optics plan on enough to run them more than expected.


    Just a few things off memory, come up with a checklist of considerations. I am curious what the mission is? Not trying to be a dick but it seems like if you were in a position to execute a real world mission you would know how to pack for it (this being different from a BOB)

    DOC

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    doc, no trap. im just curious to be honest, I just joined the military recently and have an Eagle A III assault pack and thought it would be good practice and exercise to get a list of possible things i may need and throw an Assault pack together and go on a hike.

    There is no mission here except a couple days of fun in the woods with some buddies.

    I cant really think of any reason to be assaulting anything here in the CONUS short of a massive natural disaster which spawns a social breakdown, communist invasion, or civil instability... and the chance of any one of those three happening is about the same chance i have at being able to successfully impregnate two lesbian pandas in a kinky three sum to create some sort of pandaman.

    I googled and couldnt really find anything. I was wondering mostly because, just from the things ive thrown into a pack, i can see where these things could start to get a little on the heavy side, and was mainly looking to see what the differences would be in what one would throw into a bug out bag (oh shit contingency bag), and an assault pack. What does a two or three day assault pack typically weigh on average?

    Cheers bros.
    Last edited by Romeo Foxtrot; 11-25-09 at 11:29.

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    Shit gets heavy, I try to cut down on gear as much as possible to streamline my kit and move faster but sometimes you just have to gut it out. What is your MOS? Train up and hit the trail, progressively adding weight and you will get along fine.


    DOC

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    lulz, nice pic. thats what ive been doin though, i got around 23ish lbs in it now, im gonna work up to around 50 ish. thanks dude.

    PM inbound...
    Last edited by Romeo Foxtrot; 11-25-09 at 12:02.

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    Maybe throw a plate or two in to simulate the weight of extra ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Stewie View Post


    Shit gets heavy, I try to cut down on gear as much as possible to streamline my kit and move faster but sometimes you just have to gut it out. What is your MOS? Train up and hit the trail, progressively adding weight and you will get along fine.


    DOC

    Gotta love humping the baseplate It makes you feel like a ninja-turtle with a big shell on your back.
    Manus haec inimica tyrannis ense petit placidam sub libertate quietam ~1659

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