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    A modern foot soldier marches with 90-120 lbs (40-55kg) of body armor, weapon, ammo, radio, rations and other items. That's a lot more than a fully armored high middle ages knight or sergeant at arms would carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple C View Post
    A modern foot soldier marches with 90-120 lbs (40-55kg) of body armor, weapon, ammo, radio, rations and other items. That's a lot more than a fully armored high middle ages knight or sergeant at arms would carry.
    Definitely tougher for the modern soldier considering the knight got around on a horse and his squire to carried everything else!

    Thank for posting jlvfr. Interesting comparisons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortesque View Post
    Definitely tougher for the modern soldier considering the knight got around on a horse and his squire to carried everything else!
    There weren't that many knights, tbh. The majority of troops in the middle ages were a mix of poor grunts with lousy gear, or mercs with tons of it!

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    Thank for posting jlvfr. Interesting comparisons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Think of the guys in the American Civil War in union suits under Navy blue jackets in the summer in the South!
    This was back when you were a 2dLt?
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Common theme through the ages that I see are sore feet and an aching back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
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    I had to report to the Regimental Arty Chief, a crusty old Master Gunnery Sergeant. He had this hanging on the bulkhead behind his desk

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    Hows about one of these?
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    Perhaps some of you infantry types can lend some insight here. Would something like this make more sense than using cots in the military?

    https://i.imgur.com/5xWI3Q4.gifv

    It seems like a simple concept that would be lightweight, small, warm, and quick to setup. With a suitably tough exterior material it should be relatively durable. Until someone drops a knife on it anyway, but a tire repair kit or similar would seem to remedy that easily enough.

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    Ain't warm. In the middle of winter, you'd be sleeping on cold air.
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    It seems like it would be warmer than a cot. Air is a pretty good insulator when it isn't blowing around. It would be a captive pocket of air in this thing as opposed to free flowing air that never warms up on a cot.

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    I've found air filled mats and pads to be cold in cold weather when on the ground. Any heat that might be absorbed by the air from your body just gets sucked out by the ground and the air is cold all over again. Until you bleed more of your warmth into it, then the cycle continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDaPirate View Post
    It seems like it would be warmer than a cot. Air is a pretty good insulator when it isn't blowing around. It would be a captive pocket of air in this thing as opposed to free flowing air that never warms up on a cot.
    Kind of the same idea as a wetsuit; I always thought a wetsuit would be cold since you're allowing cold water to get into the suit and next to your skin, but once the water gets into the suit and warms up, it acts like a layer of insulation.
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