Hello All, Just checking into the forum. I'm a former Army Nat'l Guard guy now working as a contractor in Afghanistan. I've been in and out of this place since 2004 with a total of just under 3 years in country. I've spent more than I want to think about on gear since then with more hits to my Visa card on the way. I've made both good and bad decisions on gear and joined to exchange ideas and experiences; knowledge in this form is a bit cheaper than some of the things I've done to my bank account over the years. Take care everyone.