There’s a seemingly unending list of tactical gear with new accessories and doo-dads coming to market all the time. Plate carriers offer a lot of options for customization, it can be easy to fall into the trap of adding too much or unnecessary gear. So, what’s really needed in my tactical setup? This is a question I find is not asked enough. This is also a question I find that people answer in their living room based on theories of combat. The answer in my opinion, is really quite simple. Let’s break down some considerations as to how we will setup our plate carrier and overall kit.