Letter Re: Velcro in Tactical Gear

SurvivalBlog reader R.B. wrote in to ask about Velcro on Tactical Gear. As a life-long SCUBA diver, on wrecks, rescues, and searches, he states that Velcro can fail to stay attached when wet. Aside from the obvious issue of sound (the exceedingly loud rrrrriiiip when it is removed, either intentionally or accidentally), we’d like to hear from you. Do you use Velcro on your equipment? If not why? If so, what issues do you have? – HJL