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  1. Book bag - best day pack?

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    While packing for day hike I usually start off with something like the military surplus patrol pack, pack my gear, then decide if a smaller or larger pack will do. One of the drawbacks to this, the patrol pack has two canteens mounted on it. So whether I need two canteens full of water, they...
  2. Video: Military Surplus Patrol Pack One Year Follow Up Review

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Awhile back I bought a military surplus patrol pack. Shortly after buying the patrol pack I posted a first impressions video. Now I am posting a follow up review video. when I made the patrol pack follow up review video I did not realize I have had the pack for over a year. So over the...
  3. MOLLE II patrol assault pack, stiffener needed?

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just ordered a surplus MOLLE II Patrol Assault Pack off ebay, does not include the stiffener. Do I need to order the stiffener? I saw a video with a similar pack that had a frame. So, I am a little confused. Is the frame being called a stiffener? Here is the pack I ordered...
  4. Travtac discount for SB members

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Travtac and I have put together a discount for Survivalist Boards members. Here is the email I received: Here is my review of the TravTac Onyx.
  5. 3L hydration bladders, external frame backpacks and more

    Vendor Deals
    I've had my auctions down for awhile but I am slowly putting them back on eBay. Right now I have a lot of Teton Sports external frame backpacks, 3L hydration bladders, 750mL stainless steel water bottles, plus a variety of other gear for sale from my closed down survival pack business. (click...
  6. GHB...Bag?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How is your GHB packaged?..My family's BOB's are,of course,in high capacity backpacks but,until recently,my GHB was in a military mini-duffle,with handles and a shoulder design,since it takes an estimated 3 days to tactical walk from one end of my county to the other,my GHB is set up...
  7. ILBE Pack set-up

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi, I have an ILBE Pack that I've used for hiking, and it came with the Assault Pack and hydration system bladder. My question is, how do I properly attach the Assault Pack and bladder to the main pack? And second, if I have a military 3-level sleeping bag (with cold bag, very cold bag, and...
  8. Molle II frame.

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    To all those currently/former US servicemen and women out there i got a question. Will the molle II assault pack attach directly to the molle II frame? I'm building a setup based around fitting the gear directly to the frame (which i have) and don't have an opportunity to try theses things in...
  9. MSS in ILBE

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've been debating back and forth for awhile between getting a Helcat and the ILBE, and have decided to go with the ILBE. One of the things I liked about the Helcat but haven't seen addressed with the ILBE is that the Helcat that had a specific pouch for the MSS. I was wondering how everyone...
  10. Help me improve my CFP-90 Pack

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I managed to find a CFP-90 pack in excellent condition on eBay for under 80 bucks, and would like some assistance in modifying this to fit my needs. A disclaimer for those who have heard horrible things about the CFP-90, the horror stories of packs busting open at the seams only happens on...
  11. Avoiding Confiscation of Weapons / Supplies When SHTF

    Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    I've read many survival books, and the modern SHTF books, but have always wondered about the role of law enforcement and/or military as the world falls apart around them, and their effect on my potential survival. Though gun laws are relatively relaxed in my state, my worry is that when SHTF...
  12. Maxpedition backpacks

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Anybody sportin one of these packs for 1 to 2 day hikes. Going to be updating my pack soon and have narrowed it down to the Maxpedition Condor II or the Falcon II. They both look like awesome packs but cant decide on which one. So, im looking for some 1st hand experience/reviews from the...
  13. People be hatin on ALICE

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Is the ALICE system frame really that bad? Can some old Devil Dogs (or soldiers) from the days of ALICE tell me their thoughts and some of the pros/cons on it? I figure if it was good enough for Chesty, it's good enough for me...(figuratively speaking).
  14. Here is my pack

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here are some pics of my pack and whats inside. Let me know if their is something i could do different that would be better or something im possibly missing. Thanks for looking. Here is the pack I use. Its nothin fancy, its an all weather Nex Pak. This is all of my basic gear i need. I got...
  15. Backpack for Hiking w/Good Air Flow?

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Did a search and didn't come up with anything this specific. My wife and I do quite a bit of hiking. I need suggestions on a decent backpack for me that has good air flow in the back. Right now I've got a High Sierra day pack that is a great size... but the back of my shirt is completely...
  16. might do a little preping if I find a good backpack

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have this campers backpack that is pretty awesome, was bought many years ago (from my childhood, Im 33 yrs old now). But its just too big. I need something I can wear while I ride a horse or motorcycle. This one the frame goes down near or past the buttocks :xeye: and I cant sit comfortably...
  17. New EDC pack

    Urban Survival
    It is a Maxpedition Falcon II
  18. Good deal on packs/sleeping bags, tents etc.

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just purchased a Men's Light Year XP 40 Degree Regular sleeping bag from "The Clymb". REI sells this for $85 (usually $120)...
  19. Loosing my gear during hiking

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK, most of you will say: "Next time just pay attention." and my grandpa would literally say: "It's s**ted". lol Here it is. For last few days I am kind of upset because during hiking I am loosing my gear like a ******. First i lost my face mask, than my gaiter and now my T-shirt. Never happened...
  20. Alice vs Molle

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Now I have herd this a lot Alice vs Molle. But I never get a answer now for my it is Alice I am use to it it is cheap easy to find, And easier to attack to a fighting rig. Now tell me what do you think is better.