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empty space,yep.i myself am guilty of it i have mine packed to the brim seams about to burst.sure i carry one of those small backpacks that packs to nothing but still haveing empty pockets is incredibly usefull,for acquiring i like to have a place to put things anybody else feel this is a neccessity sure you could make the claim that as long as you have everything you need packed but seriously theres no way you could fit everything in a bag you need empty space so once you get setup you can run around fully loaded and rack supplies that you need things you couldnt possibly have known you would need or that you find and may find use for.just my opinion
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If it packed to the brim remember that you will have empty space as you eat up the food.
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http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/...POUCH-p233.htm

Modular empty space is best IMHO.
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I've dehydrated my empty space so it takes up less room.
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I've dehydrated my empty space so it takes up less room.
Excellent idea! I already use my empty space for carrying dehydrated water. Even when you have no water source, just spit in the bottle....and you have a full bottle of emergency water. Might keep this in mind. I've included pics of a dehydrated bottle, and one after spitting into it.



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I've dehydrated my empty space so it takes up less room.
I'm thinking of trying that with my water.
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I had some empty space, until I realized that life without coffee probably wouldn't be worth living. So I threw in a couple jars of Nescafe!

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I'm thinking of trying that with my water.
Everyone knows freeze dried water is better than dehydrated. It might cost ten times as much and take up the same amount of space as before it was dried, but it's freeze dried, so it just has to be better!
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Everyone knows freeze dried water is better than dehydrated. It might cost ten times as much and take up the same amount of space as before it was dried, but it's freeze dried, so it just has to be better!
Does freeze dried taste better than dehydrated? I might need to re-think the empty space issue a bit.
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see, i was going to say keys (to your bug out location). i am new, but most of the posts i've seen don't make mention of these.

i don't have a true BOB as yet. the bag i do have is very sparse, in part because my BOL has a lot of what i'd need longer term. but since i had spare keys for it...they went in there. nothing worse than needing to bug out and getting there, only to not have a way in outside of breaking in.
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Everyone knows freeze dried water is better than dehydrated. It might cost ten times as much and take up the same amount of space as before it was dried, but it's freeze dried, so it just has to be better!
You guys with your fancy "freeze-dried" and "dehydrated" water! Well, not all of us are made of money, some of us just VACUUM PACK our water!!!
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I drink my water. That way it is much easier to carry and leaves a lot of space in my BOB.
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I drink my water. That way it is much easier to carry and leaves a lot of space in my BOB.
Another space saver right there! And if you're like Bear Grylls, and need an emergency drink.....well, ya'll know.........
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empty space,yep.i myself am guilty of it i have mine packed to the brim seams about to burst.sure i carry one of those small backpacks that packs to nothing but still haveing empty pockets is incredibly usefull,for acquiring i like to have a place to put things anybody else feel this is a neccessity sure you could make the claim that as long as you have everything you need packed but seriously theres no way you could fit everything in a bag you need empty space so once you get setup you can run around fully loaded and rack supplies that you need things you couldnt possibly have known you would need or that you find and may find use for.just my opinion
makes perfect sense you never know what you come across
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Another space saver right there! And if you're like Bear Grylls, and need an emergency drink.....well, ya'll know.........
Ewww. You first!
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Ziplocks, a trash bag and some cordage to attach them to your pack.

Instant empty space that doesn't take up much... space.
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I keep just enough room for an Oompa Loompa. If I find one of those little guys running around I'm nabbing it. They're really hard workers.
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Ewww. You first!
Nossir. You were a mod before me...you set the example..........
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I don't know who rated this thread one star...it's one of the best on here!

I tie my empty space onto the outside of my pack. Takes up less space that way.

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You guys with your fancy "freeze-dried" and "dehydrated" water! Well, not all of us are made of money, some of us just VACUUM PACK our water!!!
Yeah...vacuum-packed water is expensive. (http://www.thereadystore.com/water-s...hes-case-of-64) Much cheaper if you DIY it!

But DIY is hard. I've been trying to dehydrate my own water before I vacuum pack it with the Food Saver, but I keep shorting out my dehydrator...
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I don't know who rated this thread one star...it's one of the best on here!

I tie my empty space onto the outside of my pack. Takes up less space that way.
There, I helped fix that....
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