External Belt Gear Rigs

When the soldiers left the ships to fight in that big war to end all wars, the troops were all carrying a webbed belt around the outside of their coats or jackets. This webbed belt carried a wide variety of accessory pouches for ammo, weapons magazines, medical supplies, a canteen, maybe a holster for a 1911 Colt .45 and other optional gear items. The external webbed belt kept the gear weight well distributed around the waist and easy to access. Some web gear units even had shoulder straps. By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache Without carrying these immediate need items on the pants belt itself, the soldiers would not have their trousers weighted down or pulling excessively at…
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