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 Post subject: Rucks n Plate Carriers
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:27 pm 
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Hi all,

Random one.

Looking at the feasibility of using CPC and low pro belt with a Ruck on extended dismounted type ops.

Currently fall back on default of belt kit for use with the ruck.

Any pics, options, set ups advice etc welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Rucks n Plate Carriers
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Are you looking for advice on which ruck to look at or...?

All in all, with the CPC alone, it'll be possible. Depending on the ruck you use, the waist belt will sit on your hips on just above, so clear of the bottom of the carrier. The problem arises when you use the low-profile belt (or any belt) because you'll likely be overlapping that belt and your rucks waist belt.

This is all solved obviously by either not using the ruck waist belt or sticking your low-pro belt under the ruck lid while you're tabbing.

Now, that all said, it's also gonna be important to find a ruck where they foresaw the end-user wearing body armour. Mystery Ranch has done this (BVS system), I'm sure there's more. I say this because when I wear my issued frag vest and then my issued rucksack, it rocks back and forth because it doesn't conform to the shape of the plate.

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 Post subject: Re: Rucks n Plate Carriers
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:01 pm 
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What sort of ruck are you thinking of ? 3-day ruck or a proper field pack ?

For long insertion marches wearing a field pack, I would be doing a risk analysis with regard to carrying my armour in my pack versus wearing it. If you're not expecting contact until closer to the objective area, you could stop-short, and get your PPE on. Of course, every mission/task is different and requires an analysis of when to don full PPE versus mobility and fatigue.


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 Post subject: Re: Rucks n Plate Carriers
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:05 am 
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ALICE frame is very good for this purpose, kidney pad sits between carrier and first line belt.


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 Post subject: Re: Rucks n Plate Carriers
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:59 am 
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Thanks guys.

Looking for something I can use when I run normal PLCE belt kit and on those occasions where I run a CPC and battle belt.

Still not really found a solution yet, annoying as I have a shit load of packs and frames.

Going to try and mash something together between MR, ALICE, 1606 frame, standard issue etc.

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