The list author says: "So, you and your buddies are sitting around in your tattoo parlor/headquarters, throwing knives and sipping whiskey--then, you get the assignment to overthrow a third world nation's dictator. Well, you better have your gear squared away."
"Since you will be going into Indian country, you need a great knife. Nothing beats the Cold Steel line. This bowie represents the pinnacle of CS weapons--however, for a more straightforward bowie, the Trail Master would suffice."
"This is just a place holder for the real McCoy. Get yourself a decent 1911 .45 ACP handgun. Keep it clean. Buy Wilson Magazines (a critical feature). Since money is no object--or your team is underwritten by the CIA--get some night sights and a flat black finish on it, with some tactical grips."
"Again, another place holder. When you get the real thing, and get it zeroed and broken in, get decent magazines, a red-dot scope, a good tactical sling, adjustable stock, and a weapon light (Surefire). And, get a good bayonet too..."
"Your team needs to communicate. Make sure they have the greatest range available (in a city, or rocky terrain, a 35 mile radio becomes a 1 mile radio, or less); get earpieces. Establish a primary frequency and a backup frequency. Use communications sparingly, and only when necessary."
"At least one team member better be prepared to do some fast breaching. You need a tool that can slam, break, wrench, and pry. Everyone should have at least a small crowbar on their person, but for bigger jobs, you need bigger tools."
"Since your team is the Expendables, you are all highly qualified knife throwers. Therefore, treat yourself right: get the best throwing knives that money can buy. Fit them with good sheaths, and have them accessible on every part of your kit (vest, belt, boots, etc.). In a pinch, great CQB weapon/survival knife. Keep 'em super sharp. Practice often."
"Get a decent canteen. Do your team a favor: make sure everyone has purification tablets/filters with their water kit. Who knows how long you'll be in the field? Don't take a chance on catching a parasite: treat your water."