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I think an issue is the relative fitness of individuals from that age and people now. Diet and nutrition, not to mention the effects of weather morale and all that other stuff. I'm guessing that individuals now, at least those who would go into combat are much more fit than those who fought hundreds of years ago.
The health benefits of today? I still think that there are mechanical ways to minimize overall fatigue, we are a machine after all. It's just a thought, how the different components build up in the cell causing a loss of performance.
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post #32 of 93
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The health benefits of today? I still think that there are mechanical ways to minimize overall fatigue, we are a machine after all. It's just a thought, how the different components build up in the cell causing a loss of performance.
Well nowadays, we transport troops probably more comfortably and efficiently, as well as airdropping supplies as opposed to bringing them into the battlefield. And as the article said, they can carry equal amounts with much less fatigue, although that's where the issue of fitness of individuals come into play.
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post #33 of 93
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And you are speaking on behalf of everybody else. How nice.

No it's not stupid. It's interesting from a historical perspective; it's also interesting to gather data should there be need to carry stuff in your trousers' pockets, they can now determine how much is reasonable.

Just because you don't have any use for the scientific conclusions and data it doesn't mean others won't.
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To the ONLY person commenting up until now who actually read the article: Rep+ to you Sir
And you are assuming everybody else didn't read it? How nice.

Weights on legs are more annoying than weights on back falls under the duuuuuuuuuhhhhhh category.
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post #34 of 93
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And you are assuming everybody else didn't read it? How nice.

Weights on legs are more annoying than weights on back falls under the duuuuuuuuuhhhhhh category.

Yes, I'm assuming, because in my case I have direct clues leading to that conclusion. Because everybody jumped on the initial leading paragraph of the article the OP quoted, and didn't discuss anything at all.

Oh yes, I believe you can use that "duuuuuuuuuhhhhhh" scientific, accurate measurement to make critical decisions.

Annoyance is not a scientific approach on how to do things. Besides, if a soldier already has his backpack full of stuff, how much is it reasonable to carry in the trousers ? That "duuuuuuuuuhhhhhh" doesn't answer that question.
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post #35 of 93
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I think an issue is the relative fitness of individuals from that age and people now. Diet and nutrition, not to mention the effects of weather morale and all that other stuff. I'm guessing that individuals now, at least those who would go into combat are much more fit than those who fought hundreds of years ago.
Not to mention that if you owned a full set of plate odds are you owned a horse and were in a command position. The "enlistees" were probably lucky to get a weapon.
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Really, damn I'm going to try this
*removes armour and gets on horse*
    
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WIN!
 
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Stupid article is stupid

Backpacks and storage were designed to not interfere with bodily movement.
 
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WIN!
But they still havent answered the REAL question...

What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow carrying a coconut?

Its good progress though, we're almost there!
    
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But they still havent answered the REAL question...

What is the airspeed velocity of a swallow carrying a coconut?

Its good progress though, we're almost there!
I don't know if they've even figured out what species of swallow that is attempting to carry the coconut
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