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Michael Aos
04-03-2006, 08:43 AM
I actually USED my Scout for the first time. I've been putting it together this Winter, with the idea of a day-hiking, with enough "stuff" to spend a night in the woods.

I've carted it around like a duffle bag to the range, and tossed it in my vehicle as a BOB, but never really felt like I used it.

Basically the guidance for the SRM is to bring a backpack to carry water, ammo and a couple power-bars. Also shooting sticks, binoculars, and layers of clothing (the morning starts out pretty chilly, then heats up once you start walking and the sun gets a higher in the sky).

http://homepage.mac.com/michael_aos/.Pictures/SRM/IMG_5527.jpg

Michael Aos
04-03-2006, 09:09 AM
3 guys in my squad. I saw a Tactical Tailor Three Day Assault Pack and a small military-surplus pack with a large aluminum frame.

I noticed some basic "book bag" backpacks in other squads.

I had the CargoChair attached to my pack, but since we weren't shooting with the pack on, we just dumped our packs when we arrived at each stage and I never used it.

I did notice some people using their packs for additional support from kneeling / sitting positions.

Here's what my pack looks like after the match:

http://homepage.mac.com/michael_aos/.Pictures/Scout/IMG_5528.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/michael_aos/.Pictures/Scout/IMG_5529.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/michael_aos/.Pictures/Scout/IMG_5530.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/michael_aos/.Pictures/Scout/IMG_5531.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/michael_aos/.Pictures/Scout/IMG_5532.jpg

Michael Aos
04-03-2006, 09:42 AM
I never did use the 72oz Hotshot, since I knew we'd be passing the vehicles during the course of the day.

I pulled off the CargoChair, and the small POD I had on top (it looked too small for my coat, but I didn't try it).

I removed the chamber pocket and pullouts from the inside. I added an Emdom Large Utili-shingle stackable pocket to the front.

Pulled off the Auxiliary Holster off as well.

I'm not really happy with the Tactical Tailor Zipper Utility Pouch on the side. I think it's too bulky for what it does (for me). I haven't figured out an alternative yet though. Right now I've got a trauma kit, some sunscreen, and spare GPS batteries in it.

I also pulled off the Tactical Tailor Accessory Pouch 1 (vertical), since there's plenty of room for the TP, wet-wipes, etc, in the Utili-shingle.

Mike

Chuck45Ho
04-03-2006, 11:50 AM
Mike,

You might want to try an Emdom 4X4 instead of the TT utility pouch. The 4X4 seems to have a lower profile and holds it's shape a little better when it's loaded.

murphquake
04-05-2006, 01:15 PM
Don't forget the TT zippered ute was designed to take a standard USGI 1qt canteen and cup... hence the shape... The 4x4 was designed to stay the way it looks and is based on the side pouches on the camelbak BFM pack, with expanded PALS coverage and a simple internal layout with some elastic straps to secure some stuff.
-bill

Aimless
04-10-2006, 02:22 PM
Ah, you had a pod attached on the top to those female attachments? Is a pod about the same size as the top of the Scout?

That looks like a fun match. We really don't have stuff like that in the northeast. /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

supersixfour
04-10-2006, 05:16 PM
nice pictures.
they're giving me ideas
on setting up my scout.

STTAOW
04-10-2006, 06:04 PM
haiku?

Michael Aos
04-12-2006, 01:14 PM
I think I'll try my E&E next time, instead of the Scout.

Mike