DUCT TAPE: You cannot anticipate how many ways a sniper will use duct tape. I've wrapped it around a thin tree to support a spotting scope, hemmed orange neon material with it to create a signal panel, wrapped pants cuffs with tape for quieter movement, taped over a light switch in an urban hide so no one could accidentally illumi-
SAN IT ATI ON AND MEDICAL ITEMS. These are just the minimum. Add military wound dressings, morphine Syrettes, and other useful items.
ate Mexican food for lunch, or just plain have an upset stomach, calmly taking a life-and-death shot becomes an extraordinary physical challenge.
IODINE TABLETS: Military snipers wouldn't go anywhere without water purification tablets, but law enforcement snipers will also need them for rural surveillance missions and some counter-narcotics operations.
TOILET TISSUE: This is similar to the need for the piddle pack. It's easiest just to keep a sealed purse-size package of facial tissues in your ruck. If no toilet paper is available, nontoxic leaves, clumps of grass, smooth rocks, or even snow can be used.
TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE: You'll never risk life and limb to wash or shave in the field, but tliis bit of civilization can refresh you each morning. If not this, at least give yourself a Lifesaver to make your mouth livable at dawn.
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