Battle Rattle

I have a great book to recommend to those interested in miltary tactical gear: Battle Rattle by Hans Halberstadt. The book, available at, is an in-depth look on all of the gear that a soldier carries. It’s well laid out going through the first, second, and third lines of gear. In addition, it has a glossary of terms which would help anyone who understands the military’s affinity for acronyms. Don’t skip over the Foreward, written by ‘s very own Eric Graves. Eric has the background, expertise, and the passion for all things gear-wise. He provides an interesting commentary on the evolution to the current Molle/PALS system as well as the Berry Amendment. Good stuff for sure.

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