|Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on March 8, 2019 at 11:50 PM|
My very first Survival smock. Made from a standard S95 Rip-Stop Smock. This served me from 2004, to many countries in Europe, the East Coast US, Canada- just recently here in Alaska. Ive used a lot of smock but this one is one salty smock with lots of stories behind it. I will continue to use this smocks and others from time to time. As a simple standard outer garment but the practice of loading them up with survival items will no longer be an SOP for me.
The Survival Smock concept was a noble idea but alas it has served it purpose. Its time to retire it. It was adapted from the European concept (Originated in the UK) of using the smock for its cargo capacity and convenience in a protective outer garment. However as time went on this does not translate into a long term solution for carrying base line, pocket type items for E&E survival needs here in Alaska. Its a further example of how military ideas and survival ideas are simply apples and oranges. I suspect anyone that puts in any real time will figure this out for themselves too. The use of the survival smock has been in a 2 year decline with me as I have experiments with other options and Ive finally settled. The smocks time of carrying base line items for me has now come to pass.
Its all about improving. If nothing changes then nothing is getting done.
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