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Offline ElectricEliminator

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2006, 09:02:04 PM »
over my 2.5 sets of gear i carry...

cream coloured wildfire gloves (hated the staining green ones)
clear impact glasses
tinted impact glasses
notepad/pen
dust mask
RCR nitrile gloves
BFF1 cards
a bit of rope
handkerchief

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2006, 02:10:41 AM »
Medevac: Have you ever tried getting your knife out while wearing BA? Put it somewhere that it isn't fouled by straps or the like, and somewhere you can reach it with a single hand. You never know when youre going to need it. The upper left arm pocket on the PBI is a pretty good location and mine hovers between there and my left leg pocket.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2006, 02:46:07 AM »
all well and good if you have PBI there mate (and yes, i am a BA operator)

on the braces has never posed an issue for me yet, so lets just hope i dont need it while im in BA  :wink:

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2006, 02:03:05 PM »
Just for something different, my orange overalls are setup for land search and operations control:

Top left pocket:
orange field notebooks, ordinary notebook, pens, pencils, map romer.

Top right pocket:
latex gloves, fabric dust mask, ear plugs, GRN pager

Leg left pocket:
personal first aid kit in double plastic zip lock bags.

Leg right pocket:
leather debris gloves, woollen beanie, woollen fingerless gloves.

black bumbag (SES standard issued):
headlamp torch, baseball cap, spare thick socks, resucitation mask, latex gloves, fabric dust mask, ear plugs, multi-tool pocket knife, army spoon/can opener/bottle opener, matches, LED torch, spare batteries, spare bulb for headlamp, protractor, compass, pocket notebooks, pens, pencils, pencil sharpner, two water bottles, dust/smoke googles, bandana, white board marker, permanent marker, hexamine tablet, matches, candle, small emergency flaher light, sun screen and insect repellant.

extras:
If I am in a operations centre and have time to grab my gear bag before I leave home. Then I will have USB key/MP3/FM radio, laptop computer, large folder with plastic interleaves containing a mass of printed information, clip board and A4 ring binder pads.
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2006, 02:36:37 PM »
Are you the SES encylcopedia or is that ammount of stuff common amongst the SES? :-o

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2006, 03:28:39 PM »
I am just paranoid  :roll:

Also, I can be up to a 30 minute walk from a SES vehicle on a Land Search. This happens when on patrol at Clipsal500 V8 race or Showgrounds.

So I want enough gear for myself to be comfortable in the bush and not inhibit the team if a problem occurs.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2006, 10:06:41 AM by bajdas »
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2006, 04:26:06 AM »
You've been listening to eaun too much, "all you need is a box of matches and a rake hoe"

Well he was after all a DSE man in VIC first,then CFA RO in VIC before he came here for the top job :-D
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2006, 10:46:32 PM »
im surprised none of you guys carry matches?

I issued all my brigade members with matches, in a coin bag so they dont get soggy

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2006, 04:19:36 PM »
My trusty bucket hat :-D :-D :lol:

and a few extras
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2007, 02:50:47 PM »
In PPE pockets:
Gloves (whatever you get with level 1 gear)
Dust mask

Small bag normally hanging on 4wd lever in ute:
Digital camera
Eye wash (I wear contact lenses)
Sunglasses
Torch
Cap
Note book, pen & pencil
Wallet

If likely to be a strike team/long job, add to bag:
ipaq with mapping
bluetooth gps receiver
ipod & transmitter
book (novel. haven't previously, but next strike team I will!)
map book for appropriate region, if required.
jumper

Always have a pocket knife on my belt anyway.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2007, 02:28:21 PM »
What about a box of matches and a rake hoe :lol:

Thats all Euan needs :-D
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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2007, 02:12:05 PM »
does anyone else use those P2 dust masks with the exhalation valves? Our brigade has them and i am never using them again. In order for the valve 2 work effectively you have to actually put your mouth around the valve. and those masks get very soggy. im back on the trusty bandanna

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2014, 02:06:59 PM »
With all these personal items we carry, what do you carry them in? My Brigade is looking at some bum bag style bags for personal items like phones, medication, leatherman, dust mask, nitrile gloves etc. Can anyone recommend a nice size durable bag? I have seen one with a reflective stripe stitched to it but not sure of the brand.

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Re: What do you carry in your PPC?
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2014, 06:26:54 AM »
Hey ElectricEliminator,
If you want particulate protection in fire situations then a form of P2 mask is recommended - bandanas etc offer absolutely no respiratory protection whatsoever. If fact have been as providing a false sense of security.

But you make a very valid point about the P2 mask - they need to be fitted correctly and changed frequently to be effective..

Cheers
Shane