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Battle Board Scout

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Users were asking for a smaller version of the Battle Board for use with Checklists, Operations & fire support planning, as a land nav aid or just as a way to organize admin supplies. The answer is the Scout.

Protective polycarbonate sleeve for displaying maps and checklists
Mesh pocket for keeping track of loose items
Elastic pen loops
Rite in the Rain Field Book holder
Cargo pocket-sized

500d nylon fabric – tight durable weave that has a great feel
Polycarbonate display sleeve – unbreakable and self-extinguishing polymer
Nylon spacer mesh liner
High quality YKK zippers

Outer dimensions: 6” x 8” x ¾”
Displays 6 km x 9 km on a 1:50,000 map
Fits notebook size: 4” x 7 ¼”
Weight: 6 oz

Offered in Coyote, OD and MultiCam.

Battle Board

Monday, June 12th, 2017

For ages, Soldiers and Marines have been making their own battle boards, and then an entrepreneur comes along and not only does it for us, but also does it better.

For those of you unfamiliar, a battle board is a large book, board or case, used to display a map and other leadership tools such as unit status charts. It’s most useful as a battle tracker and logistics and fire support planner. Generally, they incorporate acetate or other clear, write-on/wipe-off material in order to make notes which can be erased when no longer needed, if the situation changes, or to avoid disclosure in the event capture is imminent. Sure, there are software packages which accomplish this function, but they rely on power and systems they run on are vulnerable to damage by the the environment and threat weapons. Since a well constructed battle board protects the hardcopy maps and other data from the elements, they’ll survive pretty much anything short of fire, or a direct hit.

Battle Board (with big “B”s) was developed by Marine Infantrymen. They use a tough polycarbonate sheet along with 500D nylon to construct their boards. In addition to a carrying handle, they include a protractor and pen storage pocket.

Battle Board offers the 12″ x 16″ Swift and Expeditionary models which can be used alone or combined to create the FIST model.

Battle Board will soon be introducing the Swift Lite and Expeditionary Lite which are 10″ x 12″ versions of their full size boards.