I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Kay and have him walkthrough one of his battle loadouts.
This particular loadout is focused on situations when you have to go past your EDC and bag gun to deal with a larger situation.
A setup like this also works as a minuteman setup, or as a security/patrol rig. Remember, this system is made to support your rifle and to supply you during a sustained combat situation.
In a WROL (Without Rule of Law) scenario, we do not have the same luxuries as our Armed Forces with ammo drops and supply chains to keep us ready for the battle. Instead we have to carry what we think we need in order to fight and defend our family.
When you start building your kit, you have to keep a few things in mind:
First, you have to be able to move and fight in your setup. Yes, we would all love to carry 50 magazines to feed our rifle, but remember that each magazine roughly weighs one pound, and those pounds add up quickly.
A good acronym to remember that came from our friends at Tactical Response is M.O.V.E…Motionless Operators Ventilate Easily. We have to be able to stay mobile while in a security situation
Alan chooses to run a battle belt with suspenders rig. This allows him build in layers, Alan can easily add a ruck sack if he needed to in a bug out scenario. If necessary, this kit can also be unbuckled and spread out so Alan can get low to the ground in a prone position comfortably for a sustained period of time.
Let’s take a closer at what Alan carries.
- Glock 17
Outside of the Belt Gear
- 9 AR mags on his belt and 1 in the gun for a total of 10
- 2 backup magazines for Glock 17
- Leatherman Multi-tool
- Glock field knife
- IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)
- Canteen pot
Back Compartment Gear
- Pair of gloves
- Boonie hat
- Sawyer Mini with bag
- Duct tape wrapped around Sawyer Mini
- Military poncho
- Broken down MRE
- 550 Cord
- Ferro Rod
This setup is made for going to a fight!
This is the type of loadout you want when you know something bad is coming your way and you need to defend yourself and your loved ones.
Remember that you have to carry EVERYTHING that you bring, so don’t throw the kitchen sink into a bag or a battle belt and think you are ready to go. Items might also be different for you based on what weapon system you are running and your local terrain.