Eagle YOTE Pack Loadout

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So we recently just filmed a video on the SCAR 17. This is the one that I've been shooting for a little over five years. And normally I would just, you know, run a chest rig. It gives me all my magazines gives me a few other things. Range finder, radio, you know, gives you some nice essentials that you might need. But the reality is I can't carry everything that I might want such as water and food and other items in just the chest rig. And that's where packs—such as the Eagle YOTE pack—come in handy. Now this is a small, like assault pack. It's not your… You know, gonna have all your sleeping systems and all that fun stuff in there. So I'm gonna go over what I have in this pack. You guys can feel free to rip me apart for not having certain things or having too much of certain things.

That's fine. I have no problem with that. But maybe this will give, you know, some of y'all ideas of how to build out your own YOTE pack. That's, you know, you have one of these and you're like, "what do I, you know, how do I build it out? What might I need?" So we'll just go through that chest rig is primarily focused on communications, magazines, I do have a range finder, a little bit of medical, little bit of snacks, rite-in-the-rain, battery, some core… You know, some essential batteries for the weapon itself. But the YOTE pack I have right here, the beaver tail, you know, opening—I think they're called a "beaver tail"—has my CRYE AirFrame. This does not have EarPro on it. So at any time I can put this on, I already have my ears on hooked into the radio. And this just drops right on top, which is a nifty way of using a helmet. Then again, built in EarPro has, you know, advantages, obviously.

Ponchos generally in this pouch right here. It's just for miscellaneous rain stuff. Not necessarily for wearing. The external pouches—don't have anyone in that one, that's a little waterproof one—on this one, there is one extra tourniquet that is accessible. Face paint for LARPing. A small DAKA that has more batteries. A 7.62 bore snake but it can also work in a 9 mil. A lens cleaning tool, which is that essential or not? I mean, that's, you know, you guys can decide in the comments, I guess.

Getting into the actual pack itself on the sides I have—these are more easily accessible—two standard water bottles. They're not nalgenes, obviously. On the inside, the way I have this packed out is water's closer to the top. I'm using that a lot more often. Sucking through water bottles. Yesterday I drank many. First aid kit could go further down and that is in a waterproof bag. Everything is basically waterproofed. I have a large SAM splint. I love SAM splints. You can use 'em for all kinds of good things. I have it lengthwise, and it kind of acts as an extra stiffener to the pack itself. You use it for people's neck injuries and legs and arms and all that good stuff.

Further down, a larger rite-in-the-rain notebook, again in a ziploc bag, which can be used for all sorts of other things. It's not a super durable one. It could be… There could be a better one. This is a small DAKA—Once again, somewhat waterproofed—with an emergency bivy, duct tape, carabiner, paracord. There's also a headlamp in here. Generally speaking, I also have a headlamp on the chest rig that's readily accessible. So this is like a spare Streamlight right there. Then further down again. So like the least likely things I want are at the bottom of the pack, which this one being the least needed is a DAKA pouch with 60 rounds of 7.62. And normally if you just have all your ammo and a loose pouch like this, it's gonna make a lot of noise. So what I did is I just took our little sling keepers. This is kind of nifty again, there's probably a better method for doing this once again. Say it, if you do it or have done it, and then you literally just cinch these suckers down.

So you're basically eliminating all of that air inside the pouch. That's gonna allow the bullets to rattle. And I found that in my pack is not going to make as much noise. There's a little bit of air here, so I've moved this down, crunch it down. And now I have silenced ammunition, and this is lighter than carrying three full magazines, because I'm removing the weight of those three magazines—which would be like 1.1 LBS—And I can just load from this pouch, Tarkov style into the magazines if I need it. And that's at the bottom of my pack because I don't really need it. And then there should be a little bit more paracord and signaling panel chopped down. So I took the big one and I chopped out a section because it's massive when you buy one of these and that has got the orange and the pink. And that is everything inside this pack. There could be more stuff I could have more like radio batteries. I could have more ammo. I could have more whatever. But I can now add all of this to the chest rig I'm already wearing and have a little more items.