Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gearing up for a big Airsoft weekend

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So if you're anything like me, your sole purpose in life is simply to survive the filthy work week so that you can then get to the Airsoft game(s) on the weekend.  A couple weekends ago, my team and I hit up the Jericho Camp Pendleton Airsoft facility (Saturday) and then the Jericho Lake Elsinore facility (Sunday).  It was a stellar weekend of Airsoft, no doubt.  However,  things could have gone "south" (metaphorically speaking) for me real quickly if I didn't have all my gear prepped and ready to handle two days of action ahead of time.

So, what I do to minimize the risk of FAIL, is to create a checklist of everything that I need to do in order to be ready for the weekend.  It sounds lame, but I literally write out a list of every little thing that I can think of that needs to be squared away in order to be able to chalk the weekend up in the Win column.  Then I go get my stuff from my War Locker, seen on the left, and I do what I need to do to be a winner.

For example, here was my list for the weekend past's Airsoft extravaganza :

- AEGs:
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Airsoft Guns, Vega Force Company, VFC, HK416, heckler & koch, assault rifle,pyramyd air, airsoft obsessed

Classic Army M15A4 Carbine (M4)
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- GBB Pistols:
WE 7" Dragon
WE HiCapa 5.1
WE Baby HiCapa 3.8

- BB Containers (.20s, .25s, .27s & .28s+)
- Magazine Container
- LiPo & NiMH Battery Chargers
- 5.11 TDUs in OD Green & Multicam
- Pack 5.11 Loadout bag with:
    - LBE Vest
    - LBE Belt
    - Eye Pro Goggles
    - Gloves
    - ICOM Two-way Radio & Headset
- Food from Grocery Store for Lunch & Snacks each day, which included a massive 1.5 foot pre-made sub sandwich, Backyard BBQ-flavored Kettle Chip brand kettle chips, Gatorade (for the electrolytes), 2 gallons of Crystal Geyser water jugs (on sale for $.99 per jug, can't beat that!)
- Sunscreen (just in case)
- EZ-Up Collapsible Shelter - Perhaps one of the best $80 investments you can make for attending games. Rain or shine, these things are pretty crucial.
- Folding Chair
- Folding table for prepping gear in parking lot
- ANSI-rated, full-seal goggles for protecting my "somewhat-spherical aiming devices."
- Tool box with assorted tools, just in case.
- Propane tank for filling gas pistol mags.

Truth be told, my actual list was even more detailed than that, because there were certain issues with a few guns that needed to be worked out, but I don't want to bore you anymore than I may have already. I just wanted to give you an idea of the kind of prep list I'm talking about here, in the event that it might help you forget less things and therefore become better prepared to have a successful weekend of "Shoot 'em up."