• Title: Battle Rattle: The Stuff a Soldier Carries
  • Author: Hans Halberstadt Stephen Hilliard Eric Graves
  • ISBN: 9780760326220
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Battle Rattle The Stuff a Soldier Carries The slosh of water in a canteen the rustle of a uniform the jangle of extra clips of ammo all the clinks and clanks of jostling packs of equipment this is the soundtrack that accompanies fully load
    The slosh of water in a canteen, the rustle of a uniform, the jangle of extra clips of ammo, all the clinks and clanks of jostling packs of equipment this is the soundtrack that accompanies fully loaded soldiers humping through the bush to their next assignment Battle rattle is the stuff a soldier carries to get through the day, from mission specific gear to general suppThe slosh of water in a canteen, the rustle of a uniform, the jangle of extra clips of ammo, all the clinks and clanks of jostling packs of equipment this is the soundtrack that accompanies fully loaded soldiers humping through the bush to their next assignment Battle rattle is the stuff a soldier carries to get through the day, from mission specific gear to general supplies In short, what the soldiers on the ground affectionately call our crap This book takes a close look at the commercial revolution in military clothing, packs, and equipment soldiers buying from civilian companies instead of settling for government issue, customizing their gear to perfectly fit their needs and preferences From boots and gloves to helmets and eyewear, from ponchos and packs to knives and rifles, Battle Rattle shows what the modern warfighter is using to fight the fight.

    One Reply to “Battle Rattle: The Stuff a Soldier Carries”

    1. Lots of neat information on military equipment. The author is familiar enough with the military lifestyle to give reasons for most of the equipment that is or is no longer carried. The anecdotes about how he made use of the equipment in the field was also really cool to read. Worth at least a checkout at the local library.

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