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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    While doing the series on General Preparedness, I thought I should do a video on packing an Alice pack. I know that some people don't like the pack in question, I happen to use mine all of the time. I think one of the keys is not to overload the Alice. Anyway, if you have any questions feel free.
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So I'm getting ready to buy a Maxpedition Falcon 2 bag (as a get-home bag) and am doing my research - I've spent the better part of the day looking at youtube videos of what people use their packs for and what they have in there. One thing i've noticed is that NONE of the videos that I've seen...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just wonderin, i need a pack for my BOB, and was wonderin about a medium alice pack or a medium or large molle pack:confused:
  4. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I need to find a bag I can use every day. I have a normal every day book bag but the zipper is breaking. (It doesn't want to zip up the one side). So I want to take this opportunity to get a better bag. I was thinking of getting one of the daypacks or 3-day packs. My lunch kit is 10 inch...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This is a basic Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger Review. I'am hoping to post a more indepth review after I take it out on a hiking / camping trip. Before I took the pack out on a real hiking / camping trip I wanted to give it a basic overview. That first overview is what this thread is about...
  7. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I purchased two medium alice packs off the internet the other day and one of them is in great shape but the other is not so great. My main problem is the not so great pack has a bunch of corrosion on all the metal snaps and buckles. So I was wondering if anyone knows a way to remove the...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Has anyone seen Backpacker magazine - editors choice awards, April 2010 edition? Starting on page 57 there is a list of recommended pcaks. When I saw the size of the packs, I laughed out loud. These people must be carrying a lot of gear. On and off for well over 10 years, Backpacker magazine...
  9. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    About: So this is my Bug Out Bag. My purpose with this bag is to get me to my BOL and to support me if it takes longer than I thought. Estimated distance to my BOL is 200 miles. I’ll also have access to my GHB if I have access to my BOV (I’ll post that later). After much hunting I decided...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was reminded how good the BSA Handbook and Field Guides were so I also stopped by the BSA website. They have a store on line and I found these items on there. ANyone have any experience with them...
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I've mentioned for a while now that I wish I had bought the Maxpedition Vulture II over my Blackhawk 3 day pack, just because of the added molle options for carry. I've been looking closely at the Vulture, and it's basically designed the same as the BH 3 day. Has anyone ever modified a pack by...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Internal frame VS external frame backpacks, ask a group of backpackers which one they prefer and your sure to get a variety of answers. The truth is, asking about internal and external frame packs is like asking about: chevy or ford dodge or toyota apples or oranges iron man or spider man...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK so this may sound redundant, I have read other posts but haven't been able to make up my mind about the type of pack I want. I am planning on getting a pack that would serve me for 3-5 day backpacking/camping trips, I also plan on keeping this ready as a BOB or a GOOD pack. I'm torn...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    The other day I received a question asking which one would make a good 2 day pack - MOLLE II Rifleman pack, ALICE pack , MOLLE II pack, or something from Maxpedition . In my opinion, there is no clear cut answer. The large ALICE packs are big, but their too "fat" - meaning they extend off...
  15. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Being new around here I did not want to create a post that had been asked and answered before however, if there is a thread on this it must be buried by now. Here is the showdown: USMC Ilbe vs Hellcat vs Others USMC Ilbe Max Weight: 120 Pounds Rucksack Capacity: 4500 Cu in Assault Pack...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have a medium Alice pack and a GI poncho. For use in the military, does the poncho go over pack also or does the poncho go on first and then the pack? With poncho over, it protects pack too but if anything needed out of the pack it would be a wet pain to try to get to the pack. The other way...
  17. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hi. I'm thinking of buying the Kelty Falcon 4000 but would like to read some reviews on it first. However, I'm not having much luck finding any info on this bag. Does anyone on this forum have any experience with it or know someone who does? I'm looking at paying around $240 for this.
  18. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    First off, I utilize a 3 level program. My primary BOB consists of a 80's vintage Gander Mountain fleece camo fanny pack. On the belt I carry a short Marbles machete in cordura sheath, with 2 accessory pockets on the sheath. In the pockets I keep a match safe with water/wind prrof matches. In...
  19. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I'm pretty happy with the ALICE pack system. For price and durability, I find it hard to beat. After doing the Hellcat modification to my pack, I love it now. (See thread here http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=47472) Big thanks to Vondoozit and Explorer for getting these...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Planning a trip to the Appalachian Trail this summer and in mind right now i am thinking about purchasing a Snugpak Rocket Pack for my pack... Does anyone have any experience with this pack, I like the idea of being able to detach the side rockets and use it as a smaller pack. Overall It just...
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