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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    The medium ALICE pack can be used without a frame, but I would like to hear from people who have used it with and without the frame and which one they feel best about. I have a medium ALICE pack on a frame, and that is the only way I have ever used it. The frame seems to draw the top of the...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am looking form something that a compass can fit in, and can also attach to molle webbing. Ebay is full of surplus grenade pouches, but what will fit in them? With the snap closure are smaller items likely to fall out? I just want a small pouch that a bandage, multi-tool, GPS, or maybe a...
  5. 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...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have been watching those USMC Gen 2 ILBE assault packs on Ebay. Found one in ok condition and got it for $5.50 + shipping. Upon arrival, I missed the part that said the bottom section of the strap had tore loose from the pack. The shoulder strap is connected to a compression strap, so the...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Title says it all, what is the best military surplus sleeping bag? How do we define best? By a cost:comfort ratio. Since the 1990s, I have wanted a British Pattern 58 sleeping bag. There are some on Ebay in England at a reasonable price. But, before I buy one, I wanted to ask if there was...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Not the inflatable, but the military surplus foam sleeping pads, how good are they? I have several self-inflating sleeping pads, but to reduce weight and to make setting up camp faster, or faster taking down camp, I was looking at some of the foam sleeping pads on Ebay. alleghenyoutlet has...
  9. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    hello so i have a m65 gas mask was wondering if anyone knew of any good cheap but good filters that dont have asbestos in them that are realitivly new
  10. General Discussion
    I don't live within 150 miles of a military surplus store, so I have to buy things like that online. The thing about buying ammo cans online is the shipping cost! But Midway has them on sale right now - 30 cal cans in Grade 2 condition are $6.99 and 40mm cans in Grade 2 are $12.99. I ordered...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Folks - throwing this out - I shop a few places for surplus gear as I feel a lot of it (not all) is of good quality and priced accordingly. The stuff I get might include ammo boxes/crates, clothing, packs, and even picked up some nbc masks a few years ago. I'm constantly scouting Sportsmans...
  12. Military Weapons Forum
    Anyone here use the Specialty Defense SDS MOLLE M16/M4 magazine shingle pouch on their load carrier? I bought a voodoo tactical pouch for 30 round AR-15 magazines. Each pouch is a different size and it was made in china. Instead of buying china made stuff I thought why not buy some surplus...
  13. 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...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I found a like new set of really heavy lined aviators pants in my local surplus store... I assume they are the ones worn by the B29 flight crews as I know they flew high enough that it was bitterly cold, and they could not move around much to keep warm I have never seen anything that appeared...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anybody familiar with military diesel gensets . Im looking at one for sale at local auction Is 1900 hours a lot , are these things well serviced or just used and abused ?
  16. Looking For - Want To Buy From Vendors
    Hi All; Im interested in buying 10 or more quantities of Military surplus items! I would want at least 10 of the same item before considering purchase and im willing to buy larger quantities if available and for the right price! Im also looking to purchase Military Tents. Im also looking to buy...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. General Discussion
    I've recently read an article that I'm sure has already been posted on here before, but had some concerns I wanted addressed personally after reading it: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/national-guard-whistleblower-doomsday-preppers-will-be-treated-as-terrorists_10252012 What I take from...
  20. Military Weapons Forum
    So awhile back, and on a different board site, a posted a link to a fighting load carrier (flc) set that included numerous pouches and a camelbak. I was actually surprised when slot of people started bashing it. I owned the improve version, which I didn't like as much as the standard issue...
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