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    Default Utility Belts - Seriously

    No Batman jokes please.... (Why did I say that? It's like an invitation to this crowd.)

    Does anyone here use a utility belt to carry smaller pieces of gear? This one looks interesting, and I imagine that a holster could be added if required.


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    Actually, I do. It's called an LC-1 belt.

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    Default no toolbelts for me.

    I feel like I can put a lot in a pocket protector.
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    Yep. Green Web belt for me (LC1). Two one quart canteens and a few pouches attached.
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    Wham,.... Pow!.....Shazam!.....Gadzooks! Batman....... looks like my fanny pack and belt.
    I am a vest fan......belts like this cause saggy drawers, and NOT on purpose......
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    Just talking tonite to DH about how I need to have my large Crashblade and SOG Hawk and multitool and maybe Glock with me literally every time I am on our land. Think I need a belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    belts like this cause saggy drawers, and NOT on purpose......
    That's why Batman wears a miniskirt.

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    Love the Batman running costume!

    I don't have a utility belt, but I am thinking of something close for EDC. Right now I have nothing. But, I would like a few really low profile pouches to put on my belt.
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    fM, Once in a while I'll use a small camera case with a sewn in belt loop - but not for a camera.
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    The only belt I have and use non-stop is my police belt which I call a "Duty Rig".

    Here come the "duty" jokes.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by natertot View Post
    The only belt I have and use non-stop is my police belt which I call a "Duty Rig".

    Here come the "duty" jokes.........
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    I'd rather keep stuff in an alice pack, haversack, possibles bag, vest or attached to web gear. The only thing carried on my belt is my knife or a side arm if I'm so inclined.

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    Yeah, but I am not going to carry an alice pack, haversack, possibles bag, vest or web gear ALL THE TIME. I am looking at a small pouch on the belt, and a multitool pouch. You know, something that I would carry all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Yep. Green Web belt for me (LC1). Two one quart canteens and a few pouches attached.
    Thats my rig also

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
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    I've wondered about the utility belt myself in cases where its not feasible to take the whole pack. Been making do with a couple of molle pouches loaded out as mini-kits. Case in point, day hikes to familiarize myself with the terrain and just recreational short hikes. In a survival situation, patrol walks to check traplines and the like. It'd be nice to have them attached so I can just toss the belt on rather than have to do the funky chicken dance trying to get the molle straps to button after going over my regular belt. Maybe not so feasible when I've got my pack on though.
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    I have worn Wilderness Instructor Belts and the Blackhawk version for many years and use it all the time for harness work at height.

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    Off and on over the years, I have made my own utility belt(s) based on a nylon gun belt with a fanny pack sewed on (or a fanny pack w/belt) and Uncle Mikes zippered pouches, adding multitool sheaths and knife sheaths and handgun holsters as needed. I have moved away from the utility belt concept for several reasons, the primary reason being the weight of the belt causing pain due to chronic back problems. Currently I favor a vest, and keep belt carried items to a minimum. Cabela's has some hunting vests, like their Ultimate Hunting Vest and archers vest, which work out pretty well for me. I have not liked the photographers style vest as they bulk up too much and the pockets are generally too small. Like a utility belt, a vest is quick to grab and put on and have greater carrying capacity.

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