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Table of Organization & Equipment. Forget the 'O' and focus on the 'E' - Equipment.
CUTT: Civilian Unconventional Tactical Team. (More here)
Several of us have been discussing gear standards, along the lines of Max's standardization for performance in the Rifleman Challenge. From what we have seen, there is no Field Manual or equivalent to follow. Most Patriots buy what they want and what they think they need, but have they covered everything in the Shoot, Move & Communicate matrix? Have they really sat down and noodled-through what an Auxiliary will need to support their AO? I know some of you have - and some of you have done it damned well.
So let's just jump into this topic with both feet. What is your personal gear list - gear you consider essential, gear you consider optional that you'd really, really like to have, and then snivel/luxury gear. Let's do this for the individual Patriot - as you step off your front porch, what does that load-out look like? What is your gear list for your bug-out (or shelter-in) location? What does the Auxiliary list look like for you?
This isn't an exercise in fantasyland. Keep your contributions to what your true gear lists look like - whether you have been able to acquire all of it or not, or if you have bought an entry-level widget with plans to upgrade to something better when you can.
Let's keep this focused tightly on gear needed to satisfy the Shoot, Maneuver & Communicate mandate. The half-ton of rice at your mountain cabin doesn't make the list. A surgical kit at the Auxiliary HQ or your Command Post does make the list. Your choice of pants makes the list. If you intend to wear armor when leaving the porch - it's on the list. If you intend to keep armor at your Safe House, put it on your Safe House list of essentials. Your compass preference makes the list. The Comms suite you want/need at the Command Post makes the list. (Comms is more than just intra-squad radios. If you intend to talk locally, regionally or even across the continent, what does your suite look like - even on paper if you have not yet been able to acquire everything you consider essential.)
Also include what you have (or would like to have) set aside for the new friends you will make when WRoL. At the barest minimum a new ally will need a rifle, sidearm, knife, radio and some form of IFF, if he shows up on D-Day +1 and intends to leave the porch with you. What minimums do you have/want to be able to give him?
OBVIOUSLY - DO NOT give away any licensed/patented/trademarked/blood-oathed secret-squirrel secrets. Do not violate your personal/operational security. Also, let's not get into gun/caliber debates (of the .45 is better than 9mm variety) - though it is very relevant, for instance, if you intend to carry a .22 for quiet work, then it should make your list.
Let's give it a whirl...
Then we'll see what we can do as a community to help tighten-up and define guns and butter for those of us who are not completely up to speed on these matters.