And there is always the support group, DBoys Anonymous.
450x5cm Self Adhesive Gauze Bandage - 99p posted ~ fleabay
(I'm hoping that the colour is actually duller than it appears on screen so that 1] i can use it if i sprain a wrist when i return to the field soon and 2] it'll be good for those poor sods who just cannot quite grab the bull by the balls and strip the paint from their 2-tones.)
Surefire 502B Clone with 4x5W 850nm IR LED's - £3.24 posted from China via ~ fleabay.com not .co.uk
(Things like torches, lasers, generic red dot sights, scopes, ring mounts & weaver/picatinny mount/rail accessories ordered direct from China are usually very much cheaper when you're bidding against yanks rather than brits - about 1/3rd in my experience.)
Mouse Tail Pressure Pad for 502B Torch - £2.48 posted from China via ~ fleabay.com
Dual Mode Pressure Pad & Latch Switch for C8 type Torch - £3.99 posted from fleabay
(The plan is to fit this switch assembly in place of that on the 502B Mouse Tail above, because I can't find one ready made for a 502B and having a latch option is much more important on an IR torch: when you're in pitch blackness relying on NVG you really don't need to have to remember to keep your finger pressure on the pad whilst stressed, but having multiple options, for eg the ability to quickly blink through the presses needed to make the 502B strobe IR and really ruin the day of opposition using NVG is one time where multi-mode torches could prove disproportionately useful to their cost. If it works well and feels comfy I'll probably get another for my C8.)
The trouble with these Oslon type IR emitter LED's is that they also give out a faint red visible light, so I may end up having to fit an IR pass filter to the torch, which in a way defeats the purpose of using an IR LED, since i could have just fitted the poxy filter to one of my existing visible light torches! But then again I expect that you get much better battery time out of an LED which mostly emits just the spectrum you want than using more power and filtering it. I dunno if the red glow is even sufficiently bright to need filtering IRL mind, has anyone got any relevant experience?