Bushcraft / Scout webbing setup

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I’ve realised that I invest extra and extra time teaching “bushy ” subjects to the Scouts, not just mine but across the district and some County events.

With that in thoughts, I’ve been searching for a way to orgainise my kit but retain its functionality. I’ve attempted numerous bags and packs, but regardless of my greatest efforts have under no circumstances seriously “gelled” with any of them. So, following substantially soul browsing, I decided on finding myself some webbing…:rolleyes: afterall, I carried it for a couple of years in service of Queen and nation and usually managed to hold what I necessary to hand then, so why not now?

Regardless of webbings military heritage, I did not want some thing camo so I opted for this from Dragon Supplies…
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Apart fom the Butt Pack, it has the very same size pouches as problem webbing, but these are sewn on to a padded backing with a roll pin belt fastening at the front, creating it incredibly comfy to carry.

In the image above, the Butt Pack is loaded with a DD three x three tarp and my new hammock from UKHammocks (see the overview quickly!), so has extra than sufficient capacity for my usual requirements of jacket, hat and gloves and so on.

The only difficulty I had was operating out how to carry my knife, as there is not a belt section to loop my sheath onto. As you can see from the image above, I decided to carry it horizontally, looped onto the webbing straps of the yoke. In this position, I can rest my arms on the front “ammo” pouches and obscure the knife from view with my left arm. If I choose to hold it in that position I will get a horizontal carry sheath created, so that I do not drop my knife.:yikes:

Anyway, on to the load out…
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From L to R
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Ammo pouch
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  • FFD wrapped in a higher viz, reflective arm band (FFD pouch on side of ammo pouch)
  • FAK, whistle
  • foil “space blanket”

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Ammo pouch
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Utility pouch
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  • Ti cook pot packed with Millbank bag and meths burner
  • Brew kit in dry bag
  • Meths
  • Extended handled spoon

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Butt pack
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  • Empty in shot as the hammock was set up!

Utility pouch
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  • Water bottle &amp mug
  • Folding saw

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Ammo pouch
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  • Strop
  • Sun screen (Issue 50 stick)
  • Insect repellant (Nordic Summer time)
  • three big zip lock bags
  • Ben Orford crook knive
  • Spork
  • DC4 sharpening stone
  • Heliograph
  • 6m 550 paracord

Ammo pouch
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  • Flint &amp steel fire lighting pouch
  • Decon tub containing Maya sticks, Ferro rod, tinder card, Clipper, strips of old inner tube

Compass pouch (on side of ammo pouch)
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I place the above on the scales, with a complete water bottle, and it came in at just below 6kg. When on and adjusted, this weight was barely noticeable, afterall it is a fraction of the weight that this kit was made to carry.

Simon

 

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