Keeping a decent military gear on a field can make or break your performance as a soldier. A real field experience is something you cannot be prepared to by learning or reading about it. There are no hot showers, no beds, no warm meals. Often you’re left with yourself and your ability to survive with little that you’ve got.
Still, there are a few ways to make yourself prepared for most situations you’ll be experiencing. Let’s dive into some of them (and you can check out the rest here).
Know the terrain
When you’re going to a terrain you’ve never been before, it’s good to know as much about it as you can. Do your research to get prepared properly. Some areas are more accurate than the others; knowing the climate, weather patterns, and characteristics of flora and fauna can help you to make your military gear.
Supply with water and food
If you’re deployed to a desert, the greatest risk you’ll face is dehydration. In fact, there’s no way having too much water with you. You should bring something that will keep you energized through the day. However, bringing food can sometimes be challenging, especially if you’re going to places with a warm climate and high temperatures. But, you can always have some canned food that won’t get bad easily.
There is a small chance that you’ll be sleeping in a warm and cosy bed while you’re on a field. Bringing a Woobie (a.k.a the single most relevant piece of equipment for soldiers) will make you feel warm when you need it the most. At least, you’ll forget that you’re sleeping on the ground for a while.
Bring a reliable bag
Military Bags are as important as any other piece of equipment for your deployment. You need a bag that can handle the weight. You want a bag that feels lightweight even when you load it with heavy gear. A bag with a lot of compartments and add-ons that will help you store your guns, knives, and other stuff is a must when going to a field.
Don’t forget the first aid kit
Every soldier and Marine needs a first aid kit, but they usually don’t know what things to include in it. Besides some regular stuff like bandages and wipes, you should also bring bandanas, duct tape – sounds crazy, right? Compression straps and super-glue should be included in the list. Some of those will save your life on the field, no matter how silly you think they sound or look.
Boots and socks
There’s no such thing as comfort when you’re out on the field, so every experienced soldier will tell you that a solid pair of boots and socks is a must on a field. Since you’ll be walking and running for hours, your feet need the right support throughout that time.