my first time i didnt kno what i was doing i showed up with a spyder sonix, gravity fed hopper, co2 tank no pack and a cheap dog chewed mask. the ppl at my field were soo nice to buy me whole new gear besides a gun that was loaned to me. they pitched in to buy me a empire 4+5 pack provantage mask a vel jr and a 48/3000 tank for my first time.... i ofered to pay them back but they refused and said no 1 deserves to play with crap. i would rather play with thoes kind of ppl in some ones backyard than play with some gun thievs at an nppl event. one other way u can keep ur stuff protected is look like an idiot and it will make you known every were u go so thievs stay away from your stuff.