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Old 10-07-2008, 04:41 PM
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Alice pack and new MOLLE II pack
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Paulycracker View Post
I don't want anything camo. I also want quality. I finaly purchased my pack after reading about peoples on this site since I joined. I don't think anyone has one like this, but I love mine. It's big, but I'm glad it is. Top notch quality all the way and handmade.

Duluth Pack Monarch #4


Edit: I'll post a review up soon when I get time.
I have this one:

Do you or anybody know of an external frame that can be used with these Duluth packs? --maybe a generic frame or an alice frame? --How to attach them?

Please post a review and let us know if you think you needed a frame for better support.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Marine_wannabe View Post
I'm using a USMC Alice pack.
That makes two of us, It has enough room for what I need.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:19 AM
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I can't see a BOB being a sustainable option.

IMHO a BOL (Bug Out Location) is a far better option.

What I do have is a GMH - Get Me Home - pack. I currently use an ATS RAID pack in Coyote brown. Apart from the PALS ladders all over it, it could be a brown book bag. I also have a medium ALICE set up with a framesheet in place of the frame and painted with brown krylon. This one is a backup and spare for friends/relatives if required.

I'm due back in CONUS within a few weeks, so hopefully I'll beat the SHTF. If it hits while I'm here I'm toast and I'll need a BOB (Bug Out Boat) and a month or so to get home. If I was home, I'd have the GMH pack in the trunk at all times in current climate.

Charlieb - I don't think you're gonna find a suitable frame for that pack without some significant modifications. To fit an ALICE frame you'd need to sew a big sleeve and other mounting points to it. Maybe a Gen IV MOLLE frame would be better. A few mounting straps for the new MOLLE frame are easier to attach than a big ALICE frame sleeve.

Maybe there is a civvy alternative?
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Old 10-11-2008, 01:27 PM
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I think the BOB is a way to carry the essentials, weather you use it to get to your BOL, BOV or worse case scenario, you run like a crazy person into the woods. It just gives you a ready made way to carry stuff you won't have to scramble to take with you.

I would consider a "survival in the woods for weeks bag" different than my BOB. Maybe it's semantics, but I consider them separately.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:44 PM
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I'm currently using a german army rucksack that I found in a yardsale for the BOB I keep in my car and a US army dufflebag for the one in my house, but I'm looking to upgrade. I like the idea of using a vest, so I'm actually working on designing one to make myself since I can't find one that has the pockets where I want them. That way I can keep all the small stuff on my person and use a backpack for larger items and/or extra water/rations.
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:54 PM
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I have looked at a variety and have thought about several framed hikers. I have an alice and this little Black B.O.B. I am seeing since I came here some of you have an excellent set up going. I am collecting newer and better ideas. But this is my jr. B.O.B.
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:56 PM
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Hi there
did you see the new orange safety vest it has bullet proof material front and back this is the coolest thing if you go where the hunters are check this out at safety.bulletblocker.com I do not know how much it weighs but the price is right.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:51 AM
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A Kelty grizzly is my official B.O.B but a voodoo tactical is my EDC. By the way that kelty grizzly is a nice 3000 cu inch bag.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:33 AM
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Simple Jansport backpack
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:53 AM
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I'm using this:
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:53 AM
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I've got a cammo A.L.I.C.E.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:11 AM
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Not sure I would go as far as a bullet proof back pack.
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I'm using this:
What brand is that pack?
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Cpl.Young View Post
I have a Molle II but I am beginning to regret getting it because if I was wearing it in a crowd I would stick out like a sore thumb. I do live right next to a Marine base and there are a lot of active and prior Marines (including me) around so maybe it wouldn't be too shocking to see and make me a target. I am still not sure about it. I could supplement with a reg backpack or some duffel bags if I have to BO on foot.
Pack covers are the bomb! Get a pink one if you have to bugout/inch. You may get laughed at, but people like me won't shoot holes in you at 500 yards for your high speed, low drag gear.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:45 PM
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84 Pattern Ruck on Alice frame. I like it for the simplicity and the clips that hold the compartments shut.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:19 PM
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MOLLE II Pack. It holds more than I can carry. With that much room, I dropped the sleep system carrier and hump the sleeping bag in the main pack.

I also have a small Patrol Bag as a GHB
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Maxpedition Vulture-II.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:19 PM
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Camelbak BFM for me. Various Maxpeditions for the wife and kids.
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Just a couple shots of one of two we have for each vehicle....
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