The survival gear Category

    Maxpedition Backpack Giveaway

    Every month Survivalist Boards tries to hook up with a merchant to offer some kind of giveaway or contest. This month (August 2010), Maxpedition is giving away 3 packs. One pack will be given away on August 14, the other 2 will be given away on August 31. The Prizes: Maxpedition Condor-II – August 14… Full Story>>>

    Maxpedition Vulture-II

    Looking for a good quality 2 – 3 day pack? The Maxpedition Vulture-II might be just what your looking for. When your looking at backpacks, there seems to be small, medium, large and super large.

    Small – good for day hikes and short trips

    Medium – good for day hikes or overnight trips

    Large – good for 3 – 5 day trips Full Story>>>

    The large MOLLE pack

    After about 15 years of using the medium ALICE pack as my primary warm/hot weather backpack, I decided it was time for a change. So I got on Ebay and after looking through some of the listings, I decided to go with the large MOLLE pack with internal sleep system carrier. There are 2 versions… Full Story>>>

    Thoughts on the large MOLLE pack

    After about 15 years of using the medium ALICE pack as my primary warm/hot weather backpack, I decided it was time for a change. So I got on Ebay and after looking through some of the listings, I decided to go with the large MOLLE pack with internal sleep system carrier.

    There are 2 versions of this pack on the market – one where the main pack is separate from the sleep system carrier. And the one like what I bought, which is just one large pack.

    First Impressions:
    Its more slimlineed then the large ALICE
    Its easier to get into then the medium ALICE
    It has more webbing then the large ALICE
    The map case is larger then either the medium or large ALICE
    The map case has a mesh bottom, so its easier to see the contents
    The internal sleep system carrier has a zipper for easy access – lets talk about that just for a minute.

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    Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger Review

    The Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger is unlike a lot of other backpacks, as it only has one shoulder strap. Its designed so that the user can disconnect an under-the-arm strap, and then spin the pack so that its in front of them. Thus, making the pack easy to access without having to dismount it.

    Maxpedition makes 2 packs in its gearslinger series – the Sitka and the Kodiak. In this article we are going to be looking at the Kodiak.

    The single shoulder strap supports the weight of the pack, while the under the strap helps to keep the pack in place.

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    What is your survival gear fetish

    To some survivalist, collecting gear is like collecting stamps, or collecting coins – we can always find a way to justify buying something new. For some people its boots, backpacks, a compass, hats, gloves, sleeping bags,,,, you get the picture.

    I guess my gear fetish is backpacks, I just like having the right pack for the job. Whether its a day hike, over night camping trip, 8 mile hike in 100 degree heat,,, its nice to have the right pack to carry the gear. Full Story>>>

    Getting the maxpedition vulture II ready for a camping trip

    The other weekend I took some time to get my maxpedition vulture II ready for a camping trip. Over the next few months, my family and I have a couple of camping trips planned. One is supposed to be next weekend, on March 13 to Dam B in Jasper, Texas. There is supposed to be another camping trip on the river, and another camping trip along the Sabine River sometime this summer.

    Regardless of where your going on a camping trip, its best to be prepared. On my camping trips, I like to be comfortable, that might include bringing a hammock and a tri-pod stool, or even both. That way I can get off the ground for a little while and relax. Full Story>>>

    Survival Kit Example

    A Personal Survival Kit is a kit that has been customized to what your personal needs are. The kit can be customized for urban survival, hiking and camping, or included in your get home bag. For backpacking, these kits are great for organizing your smaller items- such as extra batteries, memory cards, tape, pencil or… Full Story>>>

    Review of the Emergency Zone Folding Saw

    This is a video review of the Emergency Zone Folding Saw from ReadyPro.org. Saws like this area handy to have in your pack for clearing brush, or even in your truck for removing small trees that have blown over roads and trails. Post your comments in the folding saw review thread of the forums. The… Full Story>>>

    Suggestion on how to layer your gear

    This article was originally posted by Beaterar. It has been copied to the articles section due to its outstanding information content. Please post your comments in this thread on how to layer your gear. I’m writing this to introduce everyone to the layered gear approach that has become very popular. This is not an original… Full Story>>>


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