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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Got this off Ebay the other day, so I put together a video for All Outdoor about it Overall, I was not that impressed with it. Couple of things that I have issues with: Straps are not replaceable. Lack of webbing on top and bottom. No webbing on the straps. No small outer pouch for...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm looking into getting my ILBE set up for a good camping trip (up to 1 week) and as a possible B.o.B. I was wondering what kind of gear would be most useful to me in such a situation. I've got: trowel, roll of TP hiking boots and 2 pair wool socks 3 changes of shorts/shirts for hiking...
  3. 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...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I reorganized my packing list for summer I do it every season. This is an adaptation from my packing list from my time with a LRRS unit. It is very combat oriented so you grey men adapt it for your needs if you want. My long range rifle isn't in the pics its paint job is still curing but...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey everyone im a tallish guy 6'1" and i find the ilbe waistbelt unconfterble as hell. Anyone know of a way to replace it with something less...bulky? Thanks, Ruben
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hello everyone, I'm creating this thread to ask what kind of DIY projects you've done to your ILBE (Assault packs only) to improve them, I know these packs are fairly popular on this board. Please feel free to comment and post pictures of your upgrades here. I myself have always had a problem...
  7. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I am looking to buy an ILBE. The one i looked in to is this one: http://stores.alleghenywholesale.com/-strse-1055/GEN-2-USMC-MARPAT/Detail.bok It says Brand new/Unissued Allengheny surplus does have an condition chart which says: Brand new/unissued Brand New. Item may be in or out of its’...
  8. 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...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I got real lucky. Like I did with my MSS set, I managed to get in on the bidding of an ILBE at the last minute in the wee hours of the morning and scored this one in new condition with a new lid, no stains, no tears, no wear, no names written on it. It's in absolutely great condition in/out...
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  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    hey everyone - wasnt sure where to post this etc. just wanted to know if I can offer 2 of my backpacks for sale here somewhere on the forum before I resort to listing them on auction ILBE components just dont know where is the correct place to post so please dont flame me thanks
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am officially looking for the biggest my bad boy pack I can find. I currently use an Arytech USMC Ilbe main and assault pack in one. http://www.olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_gear_ilbe_usmc.php My Ilbe can handle 120 pounds over a long haul. Is there a pack that can haul more weight? I want to...
  13. 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...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    hey guys I am trying to buy a Marine issue ILBE pack and I am having some trouble with my local outfitters. they don't carry them and that bad because I live 30min. from Camp Pendelton. does anyone have one they want to get rid of or know to get one other than EBAY? I am looking for the complete...
  15. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I just got a USMC ILBE main pack. There is a cloth flap about a foot long and 8 inches wide stitched to the back surface of the main pack at it's the bottom. The top is shaped like the peak of the roof of a house and has a strap at the peak and on each side where the gutters would be, which...
  16. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    im really interested in the Marine ILBE pack. Is there any negatives about the pack? any one who has this pack or has a friend who uses/used the pack i would love to hear what you have to say about it. i have a chance to purchase one complete pack with day daypack for 250.. being new to...
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Anyone own one of the 1st generation USMC ILBE backpacks? How are they? Do they have visible external frames? Some pictures of the padding and frame would be nice if anyone has some.
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