How to set up a plate carrier, the best place for your IFAK and where your plate carrier should sit on your body.
How To Set Up A Plate Carrier
First things first; why are you wearing a plate carrier. You must first answer this question before moving on to the next steps. Are you simply wearing it for protection against being shot? If so, what kind of bullets are you concerned about getting shot with; .223 or 9mm (or one of the many other rifle or pistol rounds)?
Are you yourself carrying a weapon? If so, what kind of weapon; a rifle or a pistol. If so, you will need to carry additional ammo. How much ammo will you need to carry. Maybe you're carrying a rifle and a pistol as a secondary weapon. In this case, you'll have to carry ammo for both weapons.
All these things must be taken into consideration prior to setting up your plate carrier. But for now, let's start off with the type of plates you need.