Okay, so you pointed out that 12 mags was a lot. I agreed with you. Then you point it out again? We are going no where with that.
I am asking questions, but this is not my first rodeo. You are treating me like I am a poolee who has no idea what my job is about. Yes I have been inside an up armored vehicle(they happened to be comms trucks) and gone long distances.(CONUS) Unlike my peers, I am a slim guy so fitting behind the wheel with gear on my vest, including a filled 100oz bladder does not bother me or hinder my ingress/egress.(When MY bladder is full it can be uncomfortable though, lol)
I was not talking about training with NBC gear itself. I was talking more specifically about a canteen with the NBC cap on it. You make it sound like I plan on carrying a chem suit around.
I get that you are not trying to burst my bubble, hence the very last comment in my last post. Everyone needs a devil's advocate. But I do not drink, or smoke, or have any other vices. Instead, I spend money on gear. I am trying to find things that are useful for me. And if you happen to be right and I find this gear hinders me during ops, then I will have an awesome outfit complete with gear to play CoD or BF when I am not at drill/on orders.
Seriously, thank you for helping me get my brain going and sharing your experience with me. I am not letting your opinions go unheard or warnings unheeded.