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Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Post by Keith B » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:55 pm

I had started another threadhttp://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... t#p1551172 looking for ideas on how to make a better LBE set up. I am pleased to report that I think I accomplished my goal.
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ATS Warbelt with ATS suspenders, Inner belt is a BIanchi Accumold Elite.
Pouches are listed right to left.

Spec Ops Gear Shell Holder, holds 20 rounds of ammo
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Gerber Suspension multitool in Condor single Mag Pouch
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MilSpec Canteen Pouch:
-Nalgene Canteen
-SAM Splint
-Old school Pressure Dressing
-H & H Compressed Guaze (kerlix)
-2x HD tinfoil sheets
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MilSpec Canteen Pouch (#2):
Headlamp
Lens Cleaners
Space Blanket
Poncho
Band aid asst
Drug asst
Matches
Vasoline Cotton Balls
emergency fire kit-dryer lint, antibiotic ointment, matches, tender sticks
lens cleaners
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MilSpec Canteen Pouch (#3):
Nalgene Canteen
trioxane tablets
Alcohol Burners
Canteen Cup and Stove

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Condor Gadget Pouch:
Rangefinder
Compass
2xChapstick
Flashlight
Batteries
Hankerchief
mini chem light
earplugs
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Maxpedition Tac Pouch
Butane Lighter
Bic Lighter
Duct Tape card
Jet scream whistle
can opener
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MIsc stuff I forgot:
Flashlight
Bug Spray
Ballpoint pen
Cordage
Water purifing tabs
Wind indicator
3” ACE bandage
Toilet Paper
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Food:
Power Bars
Fruit Leather
Reeses Pieces
Gatoraide
Goo Packet
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Blades:
Leatherman Micra
Gerber Suspension
Cold Steel SRK
Buck Skinner
The knives will probably change at a later date. I wasnt comfortable putting my new knives onto a MOLLE belt with MALICE clips so I wanted to try this first.

This belt is designed primarily as my hunting belt with the secondary mission of being a quasi first line under my chest rig. I have been using it for a few months now and I have no real complaints. The suspenders will be updated later and replaced with the Condor H harness. I will still keep the ATS suspenders for use under the chest rig.
One thing to keep in mind is that you structure your gear for your mission, not the other way around. The beauty of this set up is that I can change pouches around depending on what the mission is. I can add my pistol and mags, I can drop the rifle ammo pouch and add AR pouches. I can change all these things with little or no difficulty.
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Post by Murphnuge » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:31 pm

Nice man! Maybe a better post label would be "Bat-belt". Looks like you have it all covered and at the same time clean and efficient. I'm assuming this is last ditch kinda stuff?
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Post by phil_in_cs » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:32 pm

What's the weight loaded up?
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Post by Murph » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:48 pm

I have one of those head lamps, mine buuurns through batteries. For a hunting setup, I think you've got all your bases covered and then some. I'm curious on the weight too.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Post by Keith B » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:56 pm

Murph wrote:I have one of those head lamps, mine buuurns through batteries. For a hunting setup, I think you've got all your bases covered and then some. I'm curious on the weight too.
Thats the two position LED and one position incandescent model. It does pretty good on batteries. Although my next headlamp will be AA.
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Post by Murph » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:11 pm

sigboy40 wrote:
Murph wrote:I have one of those head lamps, mine buuurns through batteries. For a hunting setup, I think you've got all your bases covered and then some. I'm curious on the weight too.
Thats the two position LED and one position incandescent model. It does pretty good on batteries. Although my next headlamp will be AA.
Yeah, that's the same one I have. I replaced it with a Browning 2x AAA model with Red/White single LED and I haven't had it go dead on me. Not exactly apples to apples, but oh well. If yours works good, that's cool. I did not have a good experience with mine. Maybe it was a dud.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Post by shoggoth80 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:38 pm

Dude, that rocks!

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Post by the_alias » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:34 pm

Murph wrote:
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Murph wrote:I have one of those head lamps, mine buuurns through batteries. For a hunting setup, I think you've got all your bases covered and then some. I'm curious on the weight too.
Thats the two position LED and one position incandescent model. It does pretty good on batteries. Although my next headlamp will be AA.
Yeah, that's the same one I have. I replaced it with a Browning 2x AAA model with Red/White single LED and I haven't had it go dead on me. Not exactly apples to apples, but oh well. If yours works good, that's cool. I did not have a good experience with mine. Maybe it was a dud.
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Re: Sigboy Scout Belt

Post by Frank » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:38 pm

maybe a dedicated FAK pouch? so your not fumbling through a canteen pouch?
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Post by Murphnuge » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:22 pm

Petzl Rinks is a great recommendation. I have a Rinks Plus and some other that I forgot I had in my pack till today.
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Post by ODA 226 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:11 pm

Sigboy,
Do you carry all of that without suspenders? :?:
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Post by Paladin1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:29 pm

Nice set up, I'll be sure to copy some of it. :lol:
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Post by Keith B » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:18 pm

ODA 226 wrote:Sigboy,
Do you carry all of that without suspenders? :?:
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Maybe I'm hardcore like that?

Actually, the ATS suspenders are attached, but I'm not happy with them (they roll of of your shoulders on smooth clothing). I will be switching to the Condor H harness shortly.
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Post by TMedina » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:55 pm

Nice! I'd upgrade the flashlight and headlamp, but that's just me.

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Post by Murphnuge » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:15 pm

Sorry, meant Petzl Tikka, stupid Droid spellcheck!
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Post by BobtheBreaker » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:37 pm

I like how you utilized the extra space in the canteen holders. However, I do not agree with the kit as a unit because it violates my, personal, slick back/belly rule. Especially for the intended purpose, I would want to minimize acute back injuries.
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Post by Keith B » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:33 am

Bob,
I'm curious as to your reasoning behind the fear of back injury. It isnt that heavy, the canteens protect your Kidneys, and the center pouch doesnt really have much in it. Please explain.
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Post by TMedina » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:17 pm

If I understand the reasoning, if you were to get thrown back suddenly, your back would be immediately bent backwards over a lump; in this case, your gear. Creating risk of a back injury.

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Post by ODA 226 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:29 pm

sigboy40 wrote:Bob,
I'm curious as to your reasoning behind the fear of back injury. It isnt that heavy, the canteens protect your Kidneys, and the center pouch doesnt really have much in it. Please explain.
There has been numerous substantiated accounts of severe back injury as a result of carrying a pistol SOB (Small of Back). On my webgear (vest) the only thing I have SOB is a pouch with a MILSPEC Poncho and 6 bungee cords.
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Post by Joeyboy » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:31 pm

nice really nice..ive been thinking about getting a setup like that. plenty of guys in Afghanistan wore them with plate carriers. they spoke in high regards to the set up.

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Post by Keith B » Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:21 pm

ODA 226 wrote:
sigboy40 wrote:Bob,
I'm curious as to your reasoning behind the fear of back injury. It isnt that heavy, the canteens protect your Kidneys, and the center pouch doesnt really have much in it. Please explain.
There has been numerous substantiated accounts of severe back injury as a result of carrying a pistol SOB (Small of Back). On my webgear (vest) the only thing I have SOB is a pouch with a MILSPEC Poncho and 6 bungee cords.
I know of a few people that during my LE career got hurt by keeping there handcuffs in their SOB. But thee isnt much in that center pouch, I could probably ditch most of it if I made a pocket survival kit.
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Post by BobtheBreaker » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:10 pm

Falling is pretty much the reason why I commented as such. From an arm chair Kinesology perspective, when it comes to back injury prevention. There is too much emphasis placed on "weight", when weight is only a small facet of what causes back injury. The spine is like a concrete column, its pretty good at resisting compression forces(as evidenced by 900lb back squat records), it sucks profusely at resisting sheering forces. When you put stuff in that 5 to 7 range (think watch dial), youre putting a nice little fulcrum point to leverage sheering forces.

Now, the one thing in that 6 o'clock kit that gives me all kinds of heebees and jeebees is the headlamp. Just give it a new home, away from your spine!
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Re: Sigboy Scout Belt

Post by Keith B » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:31 am

For those that are interested, I have started to brainstorm my next mod for the belt.
The addition of a chest rig.
We will start with a Condor H harness:
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Then we take the Maxpedition mini tactical chest rig:
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We sew new buckles into the H harness, and just clip on the chest rig. No modification should be necessary to the chest rig, and it could still be used by itself. Just reattach the factory suspenders and go.
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Re: Sigboy Scout Belt

Post by GunsUp » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:28 am

I like where you're going with it... be interested to see the result... first line turned battle rattle with the click of some fastex.

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