- Things required to survive and participate in the first place
- Things required to play
- Things that support things required to play
- Things that are nice to have
A special note for new players: If you are just starting out and you haven't got half of the stuff that I list... don't worry about it. Bring what you have, bring some water, and a positive attitude - I promise you will still have fun even if you've got a rental 98 Custom, gravity hopper, and 9oz CO2 tank.
In order to have an example of what I'm talking about, here is my one day, fair weather scenario loadout:
Doesn't look like much, huh? Well, let's go through from the top, and I'll explain along the way.
Things required to survive and participate in the game in the first place
- Hydration. I have elected to use a Camelbak for this purpose, but you can just as easily use a cooler and bottled water (or both).
- Entry/Paint fees
- Lunch (money or packed)
- other emergency supplies (flashlight, cell phone, first aid kit, etc.)
- fully functional and maintained paintball marker (including barrel, fresh battery, ASA, macroline, or anything else you may have scavenged for another project)
- CO2/HPA tank with current hydrotest
- loader of some kind (anything from a 10 round tube to a 400 round Pinokio will do)
- Playing attire (pants/jersey if you've got them, socks, cleats/boots, pads, headband/sandana)
- Civilian attire (to wear to the field and to change back into on the drive home)
- Mask (with new/newish lens in good condition)
- Pack or vest with pods
- Barrel blocking device
- Lube (I keep Monkey Poo, Dow 55, and Triflow in my toolbox at all times)
- Burst Disks (1.8k and 7.5k)
- Batteries (1 set of every type you use, and then 2 more 9v on top of that)
- Microfiber cloths
- anti-fog spray or cleaner
- work mat
- large towel
- folding chair (since YOU are required to play)
- Paintball Caddy
- HD mask camera
- Barrel kit or other specialty gear (pistol, launcher, tank, etc.)
- Trash bags for dirty and wet gear
- Radios (required item for my team)
- spare pods
- spare anything else you can think of
Here's how it breaks down:
Everything fits snugly and is well protected within the lockable tote. My cleats are in the Blue's Crew bag. Note that I have the caddy inside the tote, but...
The caddy itself stores smaller items, such as cloths, gloves, BBD, etc.
Inside the backpack I keep my tools, attire (except for cleats), mask, Apex 2 freak front, and electronic stuff (cell phone, netbook to offload videos and charge the Drift HD camera).
Please note, that the above list is by no means comprehensive enough to satisfy everyone, and I've left off a lot of things that I would bring to a full weekend event that I didn't feel were necessary for a one day game.
Edited by Chooie, 17 August 2011 - 05:19 PM.