BASIC LOAD BEARING VEST (LBV)

BASIC Y HARNESS W/ AMMO POUCHES, CANTEEN, AND BUTTPACK

THIS APPLIES TO MEMBERS ONLY-NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND TRAINING.  MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO AQUIRE EQUIPMENT WITHIN A YEAR OF JOINING.  LIST BELOW IS  GUIDELINE TO FOLLOW. SUBSTUTIONS CAN BE MADE. DISCUSS WITH YOUR TEAM LEAD.

LEVEL 1

1 PAIR OF WOODLAND PATTERN BDU's

1 PISTOL BELT

1 Y OR H TYPE SUSPENDERS OR LBV

2 MAGAZINE POUCHES

2 CANTEENS, CARRIER, CUP, AND STOVE

1 TABS OF CAN OF FUEL FOR STOVE

1 BUTT PACK

1 BATTLE RIFLE OR CARBINE (AR, AK, or FN RECOMMENDED)

200 RDS OF AMMO IN MAGS OR IN STRIPPER CLIPS 

(STANDARD CALIBERS .223, .308, 7.62)

1 CLEANING KIT FOR RIFLE

1 PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT

1 PONCHO

1 PONCHO LINER

1 SHEATH KNIFE OR BAYONET

1 PK. OF WATERPROOF MATCHES

1 PAIR OF EXTRA SOCKS (WOOL, OD OR BLACK) PRE POWDERED AND SEALED IN ZIPLOCK

1 HALF ROLL OF TOILET PAPER SEALED IN ZIPLOCK

1 HYGIENE KIT: ORDORLESS SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, RAZOR ETC.

1 RADIO FRS/GMRS or HAM radio if licensed. (CHECK WITH AN OFFICER BEFORE PURCHASING)

2-25' LENGTHS 550 PARA CORD 

3 DAYS FIELD RATIONS (MRE's OR RICE, NOODLES, GRANOLA BARS ETC.)

1 ANGLE NECK FLASHLIGHT W/ RED OR BLUE FILTER

1 CAMO FACE PAINT (GREEN, BLACK, LOAM)

1 MAGNESIUM FIRE STARTER W/ FLINT

1 PAI OF LEATHER GLOVES W/ LINER

1 PAIR OF BOOTS (TAN, BLACK, GREEN)

1 EACH WOODLAND PATTERN PATROL CAP AND BOONIE HAT


LEVEL 2 GEAR

ALL LEVEL 1 GEAR PLUS THE FOLLOWING:

1 PAIR WOODLAND PATTERN BDU'S

LEATHERMAN TYPE MULTI TOOL

LENSATIC COMPASS

TOPO MAP OF A/O

10X25 BINOCULARS

EXTRA FUEL FOR STOVE

EXTRA FOOT POWDER

MEDIUM ALICE PACK OR EQUIVALENT

100' 550 CORD

3 DAYS FIELD RATIONS (FOR PACK)

SLEEPING BAG/BED ROLL

(CAN SUBSTITUTE PONCHO LINER FOR SLEEPING BAG IN SPRING - AUTUMN)

2 PAIRS SOCKS PRE POWDERED AND PACKAGED

1 EXTRA T-SHIRT (OD OR BROWN)

M-65 FIELD JACKET WITH LINER

3 LARGE TRASH BAGS (BLACK, BROWN OR GREEN)

WATER PURIFYING DEVICE

1 HALF ROLL TOILET PAPER (ZIP LOCKED)

1 FOLDABLE OR CORD SAW

1 MACHETE

1 E-TOOL W/ CARRIER


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

1 KEVLAR HELMET W/ NEW SUSPENSION SYSTEM

1 LEVEL III OR BETTER BODY ARMOR