Everyone has a way they like to set up their gear, and it should always be mission dependent. The way you set up your equipment for a three day mission will be completely different than a direct action raid or night op. As the video below explains, there is a common set of equipment that will be carried in the platoon, but each individual is able to add pieces of equipment based on their own wants or needs. Former Navy SEAL and founder of Arion Risk, LLC, Jason Phalin shows us how he sets up his kit to avoid carrying bulky and heavy items. This type of setup is great for being able to move fast and effectively in a combat situation.

Featured image courtesy of the Tactical Rifleman YouTube channel.


Author- Rodney Pointer is a former Army Infantryman. After graduating from Airborne School, he was ruthlessly assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana to live out his days as a dirty leg. He served with the 2nd BN, 30th Infantry of the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Following his deployment to Afghanistan, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Operations. He currently works as a nuclear security contractor

This article is courtesy of The Loadout Room.

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