There are a growing number of MilSim paintball scenario games being produced each year. Paintball players that participate in these games want to be equipped with the right tactical support equipment on the field. Having solid tactical gear gives players an advantage that can mean the difference between being bathed in glory on the field of battle or wallowing in the stench of defeat. Two pieces of tactical support equipment paintball players shouldn't be without are hydration packs and combat boots.
Dehydration is one of the most common reasons why players fall out on the field. Tactical Camouflage Boots Canteens and water bottles are not practical on the field since players have to remove their masks to take a drink. Hydration packs have a flexible straw that can be inserted under the mask to allow players to safely drink on the field. Players that stay hydrated on the field will perform better, get more trigger trim and are less likely to succumb to heat exhaustion.
Since most MilSim games are played in heavily wood areas, combat boots are another "must have" on the field. They protect feet against brambles, ankle twists and stubbed toes. They also provide superior traction for play in slippery, muddy areas. Some styles can even provide minimal protection against snake bites.
Though this list of needed tactical gear is far from inclusive, those just beginning to play MilSim scenario games should definitely invest in these two items. Beginning MilSim paintball players might also consider adding knee and elbow pads, ghillie suits or other styles of camouflage outwear and various types of lighting for night play into their tactical gear kits.