Hello Guys! I am not sure if this is the right part of the Forum to post it - but I don't know where else.... So.... Maybe this question is pretty easy to answer for some, maybe not for all. When you go on a Patrol or what ever.... Does it make sense to split up gear between you and your buddy(s)? I am of course not talking about the core essentials like Firearms, IFAKs, etc. But I think some stuff makes sense. For example: Do you really need a hatchet for everyone in your Team? Doesn't it workout with only one binocular for the group or one per buddy-pair? Does everyone need a folding saw? Maybe its easier to only carry one big Tarp for two people then two smaller ones and maybe hat would safe time, because you only need to built one shelter etc. - and so on. I heard there are Units who even share sleeping bags per Buddy pair, because one is resting, the other guy is working, observing etc. I think splitting stuff up makes things much easier and safes weight and time while carrying all the stuff. On the other Hand it makes the Individual more depending and less flexible in his actions. So, which essentials do make sense to only carry once in the group and where to stop? What is really essential for everyone and what can be shared? Thanks for your answers!!!!