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Old 05-06-2008, 11:45 PM
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I prefer a G.I. Issue Military Duffle Bag as my general bug out bag and here is why!

1. Any person who has really used it in the military probably still has it from their time in the service and knows how to really fit things in it (space saving knowledge).

2. It has two straps to wear it like a back pack and to wear it draped over one shoulder, a handle to carry it, a small pocket to put important papers in it!

3. It is a SCHMOO (the little wierd looking blob /ghost character from the cartoons)! It has no specific shape except what you fill it with so it is not a bag belonging to someone who has his S**T organized. It looks like to someone else that you just picked up a bag to hold nothing of importance and are scavanging like everyone else.

4. It is green (blends in with the trees, bushes -hiding places) and it makes you look average like everyone else in a Katrina Situation!

5. The opening can be closed up and secured with the clip and even a padlock can be used.

6. It is durable material!!!!!

7. I use that to carry some things and the survivalist stuff are fitted to my deuce gear on MY BODY! if i become seperated from my BOB!
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They are handy but long term lugging it around can be a pain.
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They are handy but long term lugging it around can be a pain.
That's the truth.
I still have my sea gag but don't know who much I'll ever carry it ever again.
they shift around too much if you have to boogey.
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I would recommend both if possible, but store everything in duffle. When AHBL (All Hell Breaks Loose) dump duffle and take what you need.
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The Air Force was not bright enough to even have two straps. So using my old bag would really be a pain.

But hey, everyone has to find what is comfortable for them. You may end up carrying that bag a long way.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:56 PM
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I keep one in my BOB.
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I still travel with mine instead of a suitcase. I love it.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:40 AM
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I use mine for packing the kid's junk for visits to Grandma's house. But if it's packed full of heavy gear, I don't wanna be doing the Sea Bag Drag for any length of time.
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I wouldn't want anything that looked military on the outside, ONLY because if there is a military action upon the citizens, I would be a target by angry mobs. Having said that, I use a Mountainsmith civvy pack, but inside it I have a set of cammies and my Modular Vest in case I have to do some major SERE. My view is to blend in, not stand out and if I am dragged along with the angry mob, I sure the hell would want to appear the same as them and keep my ass out of the sling.
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I use a regular book bag i had from school. Its relatively big, but small enough not to look suspicious when i'm walking away from my city. It fits everything fine so far. But when i get my sleeping bag i'm not sure what i'm going to have to do.
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you can find them real cheap for around 5.00 also
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I wouldn't want anything that looked military on the outside, ONLY because if there is a military action upon the citizens, I would be a target by angry mobs. Having said that, I use a Mountainsmith civvy pack, but inside it I have a set of cammies and my Modular Vest in case I have to do some major SERE. My view is to blend in, not stand out and if I am dragged along with the angry mob, I sure the hell would want to appear the same as them and keep my ass out of the sling.
I feel it has the perfect hippie/civilian look. Sure it is green, but it also looks like a clump of S**t when you cary something in it unless you pack it up so tight with everything it looks like a giant green twinkie . the puropose for me is I keep all the necessary stuff on my body and will use the seabag for only junk pick up along the way and probably the sleeping bag. A good duffle bag has 2 straps to carry it like a backpack. Us Former Marines were used to it. ANother good use~~ a giant waterbag for a static campsite
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Great, another Marine LOL...served in the Royal Artillery, but stationed with Royal Marines in Poole. I suppose you did make a point there and since it is close to Memorial Day, I'll be nice and let you have that point as a gift :D However, I would think you'd have to unload the darn thing just to get at what you need, then pack it all up again...would make it a tad difficult if you truly had to move quick from a camp site.
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With all of the "improved versions" of every other piece of gear there are, I wonder if there is an updated version of the GI duffel? I mean someone actually took the time to update bandolerers:http://www.michigantacticalsupply.co...cac439bdd90731

Why not the GI duffel?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:44 PM
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I use my backpack from college. I mean the military issue is a nice bag, but I don't have that much **** to put in it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:12 AM
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You should check out the French F1 rucksack. It is basically a duffel bag, but with a waterproof bottom, a primitive back padding/ frame system, and a large zippered pouch over the lid.

http://www.surplusandadventure.com/shopscr2104.html
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:51 PM
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Mine is as good as the day it was issued. I carried everything I owned in it while in the military.
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I use a bag modeled after the Israeli Defense Force military bag. Its big enough to fit several other bags inside. I have a smaller, pocketed FAK, Gas mask bag, mess kit bag, weapons and ammo bags as well as sleeping bag, bivy, extra clothes and some baics. It also has the double "Backpack" style straps, carry handles, and zippered pockets all around. I picked mine up at www.cheaperthandirt.com for $20! Cant go wrong!
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after living out of one for months on end, I feel it is FAR FAR FAR from ideal.
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A military Large or medium Alice pack, or even good sized kelty bag would be good.

I love my Alice Packs they are OUTSTANDING.
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