"A firelock, bayonet, waistbelt, a cartridge box, cartridges, and a knapsack to hold a bushel ."
“a powderhorn, a bullet pouch to contain 40 leaden balls, a knapsack, a canteen, a firearm of good worth, a cutlass or tomahawk, a haversack, a belt, a good pair of overalls.”
“a good fire lock, bayonett, cartouch box, one pound of powder, twenty-four balls to fit their guns, twelve flints, good clothing and a knapsack.”
When all said and done it was a “use what ya’ broung” situation for the Militia in the beginning.
So if you are pursuing Militia persona do what these guys are doing and don't worry about the HC police.
A neat picture from Wulff's Rangers blog, "This is another image I like very much. This group of Revolutionary War era re-enactors shows the evolution of the militia. They are clothed in their everyday clothing, but have made certain adjustments to how they march and travel. One man has a simple market wallet slung over his shoulder carrying any extra gear, which would be minimal, inside. Another soldier had his blanket tied across his one shoulder while a small snapsack rides on the other, again, very lightly equipped and on the march." Captain Wulff.