I seek some help to improve my impression as a medic from the 82nd Abn. Div. 505th PIR. I'm currently reading the book "Doc McIlvoy and his parachute medics" from the "The way we were" series which is a great source ofc, but i still like to ask around a few questions. Also i beg your pardon for my english because i tend to do stupid mistakes when it comes to spelling.
Here are a few pics of what i have atm:
Not really visible on the pic but i have a reinforced M42 jumpsuit with 2 medic armbands (one on my left arm, and i usually put the other one on my right medic bag) and standard jumpboots ofc as the base of my equipment, also there is only 1 canteen visible here, i have another one as well. I also use an M3 knife with M6 scabbard because i find it easier to cut uniforms open with it then with the scissors. (nope, don't worry im not running around trying to stab krauts while my friends slowly die from bleeding out, i burned my gunpowder when i was s.d.m.)
Some close ups from the gear visible up there:
As you can see most of them are reproductions made by me and my friends (only the 4 absorbent cotton's are original), all the others were printed from old photos i found online. Any help would be great if you have some PDF-s i could use to improve my equipment, if you have some, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org! (I appriciate any PDF you can send from beerbottle labels to plasma box markings, but please keep in mind my first goal now i want to build up my 'combat medic' gear) If you see something i terribly miss from my bags tell me please!
Also i have a question about bags, i have the standard 2 medic bags but i feel like i could use some extra space, i read that medics usually grabbed any bags they could get from demo bags up to the thompson extra mag bag, but i still would like your oppinion what would be the best choice (easiest to move with, best carrying capacity)? Should i buy M1936 suspenders and a Musette pack, or is there any other suggestion?
Thanks for the answers in advance, and go get a cookie, you deserve it for reading trough my awfully long post!