Kicking it old school.
A blast from the past, memories of my mis-spent youth.
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LandForces Conference was on again this year.
It’s billed as a forum for decision-makers throughout the region to enable networking opportunities between manufacturers, senior management (both civil and military), and equipment/service suppliers. This means there’s some really big international conglomerates as well as small business.
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It was at LandForces Conference earlier this year that we were fortunate to meet and have a chinwag with the team behind Woody’s Wyndas.
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ITEM: Defender Sustainment Pack
A top loading, long range pack with a unique hip-loading belt arrangement.
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This is what winning feels like:- Quiet exultation, tinged with bittersweet sadness.
My latest article on fighting order evoked some very interesting responses on one of the Facebook pages I posted it on.
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Fighting Order (aka Second Line).
The previous two articles in this series speaking of the general over-arching concepts (seen HERE) and our Third Line, or Marching Order (seen HERE). Now, let us continue the saga to discuss the Second Line or Fighting/Patrol Order.
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A challenge was set awhile back by someone who didn’t believe me when I said I have “a few packs”.
This is after doing a decent cull of the herd last year too.
So what do we have here?
21x packs of various types/sizes
1x satchel (HRO)
3x sets of chest webbing (I know there’s another set of belt webbing somewhere in the shed)
2x plate carriers
Can anyone pick what I’ve got in the line-up?
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ITEM: General Purpose Jacket
MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia
A modern general purpose smock/jacket based on the venerable M-65 design.
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We’ve spoken of our friends at AttackPAK previously.
We met them a couple of years ago at SHOT Show, and they’ve done us a huge favour by sending a Defender Sustainment pack for evaluation and review.
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It’s been a pretty rough year for many.
After losing a dream role in April due to the pandemic, I’ve been unemployed for most of it, living in my parents place.
I can only hope that 2021 brings positive change to all of you.
Despite the negativity of the year, it’s been an excellent chance to appreciate what I do have:
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