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APRC16 Competitors´ Mandatory Equipment

1. Competitors’ Mandatory Personal Equipment
military issue battle dress uniform and combat boots
backpack / webbing
ground sheet
personal first aid kit and whistle
throwing knife / bayonet
flashlight or headlamp
water bottle or other water container (such as CamelBak)
standard issue automatic or semi-automatic rifle and 2 magazines
10 live rounds for automatic rifle
at least two magazines with blank rounds along with blank firing attachment (flash eliminator)
service pistol (9mm) and 2 magazines
15 live rounds for service pistol
3 sets of earplugs
safety rope (15m, 400 kg capacity) and two carbine rope hooks
protection glasses for shooting
food for four days
fire starting tools

2. Competition Mandatory Team Equipment
Field Radio (issued during team registration and administration process)
Flare gun with 3 red flares (may also be pens flare launcher)
2 GPS devices
Permanent marker set (for map marking)

3. Other Important Information
There is no limit to the weight and amount of personal equipment
Teams may carry additional items and equipment, if desired. This will be checked prior to the competition. If the items are not consumables (e.g. food, water), then the same items and equipment must be carried by the competitors throughout the competition to the finish line
Teams are allowed to use cell phones in emergency situations, as well for resolving differences of opinion with OPFOR activities
Teams are allowed to use night vision devices
After drawing for starting sequence positions, each team will be issued a race number. This race number must be affixed to all pieces of carried equipment including clothing and meal packs. The existence of all numbered items will be checked during all equipment inspections. The number is necessary to identify or ascertain lost or misplaced items.