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  1. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Alright, just spent the past 72 hours rucking it around and living out of it, and I have a few comments. 1. Very comfortable on long(50km+) walks. Your back will get sweaty but that is the price you pay for a pack that sits very snug against your hips and center of gravity(these are good...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    When looking for a daypack, or lightweight pack for an overnight trip, there are 2 packs that should be seriously considered - and that is the Maxpedition Falcon-II and Pygmy Falcon-II. This is not about which pack is the better between the two, but which one will suite your needs the best...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, I am having some trouble finding a rugged BOB/EDC that doesnt look tactical, does anyone know of a good option? This may have been asked before, but from all of my research I cant find a decent option. I plan on, with the wife, moving to the woods quick, but we are in northern VA and...
  4. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I need a medium sized pack with alot of pockets and a waist strap, that can stand extended field use and looks really cool. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This is a comparison of the Maxpedition Falcon-II and Pygmy Falcon-II backpacks. Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon-II Description: Capacity: 1400 cu. in. / 23 liters Main Compartment Dimensions: 18"(H) x 9.5"(W) x 5.5"(D) Front Pouch 12"(H) x 7.5"(W) x 2.75"(D) Slip Pocket 12"(H) x 7.5"(W)...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey all, now that I have found the right section... Finally getting to one of the reasons I joined. Are there any external frames out there in the civilian market that lend themselves adequately to medium ALICE packs? I like the idea of having a few pockets on the outside of the pack, and being...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    im looking into buying a pack around $150 for more than 3 day hikes i was wondering if the alice pack would be worse or better than this http://www.armygear.net/ag/store/01001.html ALSO any other suggestions for a pack around 150? i am aware that these 2 packs are way less than 150 but...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I just bought a CFP 90 off of Ebay for $50. Luckily the guy was local so I didn't have to pay shipping! I have been looking for one for a while, and I have to say I am very pleased with the one I got. I appears to be flawless! So now that I have one does anyone have any tips for adjusting...
  9. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Shopping for my first SHTF backpack. Looking online,it seems that these may be the best deal. Has anyone used one,any tips or comments? Thanks.
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    During this review, the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy is being used as a day pack and an overnight camping pack.  With this sized pack your not going to strap a -20 degree sleeping bag and a 4 man dome tent to it.  The Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy is designed for a certain purpose and it serves...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This review of the Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger should be able to answer most of the questions that people have about the pack.  First of all, when the Sitka was received, it was well packaged.  Inside the box was a large packing slip that was easy to read and everything was spelled out.  The...
  12. Urban Survival
    I'm still looking for an ideal backpack. I use a messenger bag everyday that goes with me to/from work. I mostly carry my lunch in it everyday... as well as any paperwork I end up bringing home with me. But the messenger bag is old and it shows. I need a new work bag anyway... so I want to...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    hi everyone, im new to the forum but loving the community, gleaned a ton of information so thanks. im just starting to prepare, i traded my paint ball gun for a rifle, stocked a small amount of food, got a multi tool and a decent folding knife. my next purchase was going to start my BOB. part...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This is a Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy that is used for a warm weather pack. Its just big enough for a day long hike, or a light weight overnight camping pack. One of the questions I have been asked, "what makes a pack a warm weather pack?" In my opinion, its the packs size - its so small you...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am thinking longer term right now, since both of our kids are young (15 mo & 3). Ideally, for our BOB, I want to have some sort of shelter. Needs to be lightweight & easy to put up. Hubby & I are not campers yet and he is definitely a person who likes his creature comforts. So a tent that...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    In 2008 my son, my daughter and I were on a hiking/camping trip. I guess it was about a 1 mile hike to the camp site. Somewhere around 1/2 way to the camp site the zipper on my daughters pack broke and some of her stuff spilled out on the ground. When that happened, I decided to get rid of...
  17. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Yesterday I recieved a Camelbak BFM I traded for from a gentleman on the BushcraftUSA forum. Here's some pics and initial thoughts. First off, this thing is BIG. I'd consider it a 1 week pack, more than a 72 hr pack. You can fit a lot of stuff in here and I'd imagine still have it pretty...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Looking for something with a lot of handy compartments and about 60 L of volume space, any suggestions? Thanks
  19. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    This is a review of the Maxpedition Falcon II. About 6 weeks ago I got my son Korey a Maxpedition Falcon II. When I was 15, I wish I had a pack like this. Instead, I had a backpack that was just a little bigger then a 2 shoe boxes put side by side. The intended use for this pack is for...
  20. General Discussion
    Contest for September: Red Flare Kits is having a contest to win one of three kits. First prize: Fundamentals First aid kit Everything you would want in a grab’n’go Medical Kit now arrives in a sleek, light-weight, water-resistant package featuring E-Z Easy Care First Aid System. Second prize...
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