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hrpardner,
Like I said at the beginning, I have to work to a budget so those packs are a bit pricey side plus living in Australia makes postage from the US quite high as well.

Concerning Auscam, well I don't like it much as it stands out like the proverbial 'Dog's [email protected]#ls' in non gum tree based bush, especially in suburbia and can be a bit bright in dark areas plus I don't want to be mistaken as a member of the Australian Army but also most of my stuff is either black or Woodland camo.
 

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hrpardner,
Like I said at the beginning, I have to work to a budget so those packs are a bit pricey side plus living in Australia makes postage from the US quite high as well.

Concerning Auscam, well I don't like it much as it stands out like the proverbial 'Dog's [email protected]#ls' in non gum tree based bush, especially in suburbia and can be a bit bright in dark areas plus I don't want to be mistaken as a member of the Australian Army but also most of my stuff is either black or Woodland camo.
Yeah, you're smart for going with what is appropriate for your surroundings.
 

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hrpardner,
Like I said at the beginning, I have to work to a budget so those packs are a bit pricey side plus living in Australia makes postage from the US quite high as well.


Well your sniper pack is 100 bucks w/out shipping. Shop around and you can find a good pack like a Maxpedition for less.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Maxpedition-Pyg...286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:15|39:1|240:1318. It's not as big, but you can cram a lot into it. Besides, how big does a B.O.B. need to be?
 

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Well your sniper pack is 100 bucks w/out shipping. Shop around and you can find a good pack like a Maxpedition for less.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Maxpedition-Pyg...286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:15|39:1|240:1318. It's not as big, but you can cram a lot into it. Besides, how big does a B.O.B. need to be?
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That is $100 Australian dollars (AUD) not US dollars (USD) plus postage would be about $10 to $15 AUD.
I did a currency conversion, $88 USD for the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II Backpack + $30 USD postage is $165 AUD.
It's a nice pack and probably about the right size and yes 50/60 litres for the sniper packs is a bit on the large size but the Maxpedition pack is definitely, at this moment a bit pricey.
Thanks you for the input.
 

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The question on camo earth tones depends on what you see yourself bugging out from and where too.

Bright colours will standout anywhere, earth tones will pass in an urban enviroment as well as rural, camo says look at my shiney stuff unless your in a rural area and avoid people imo.

Personaly I wouldnt spend that much but then I'm tighter than a ducks doodar many here will disagree and say you get what you pay for.
 

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That is $100 Australian dollars (AUD) not US dollars (USD) plus postage would be about $10 to $15 AUD.
I did a currency conversion, $88 USD for the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II Backpack + $30 USD postage is $165 AUD.
It's a nice pack and probably about the right size and yes 50/60 litres for the sniper packs is a bit on the large size but the Maxpedition pack is definitely, at this moment a bit pricey.
Thanks you for the input.
Guess I over looked the currency difference.
 

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I prefer Badlands Packs... and you get what you pay for...

http://www.badlandspacks.com/

But seeing as how you're on a budget maybe looking for stuff like this??.. ;]

http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZaliceQ20packQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZR40QQ_mdoZ
Thanks but I already have an medium ALICE pack.
I've had it for a number of years but I never have really liked it.
The frame rubs my back and the packs flops about when used without the frame.

I also have an Australian Army Field Pack Large 1988 (FPL88).
This pack has a major flaw, it has no hip belt and can't be fitted with one.
It is also Auscam in colour so it stands out like Dog's [email protected]#ls in Aussie suburbia.

Both packs are about the right size for BOB and have heaps of attachment webbing on the outside but the faults far outweigh any pluses.

So I'm looking around to replace them and when I do both will be put up for sale.
 

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the right pack and look

I live in Australia and have to work to a budget, so would either of these pack be a good BOB.

http://www.platatac.com/www/182/100...iper-pack--1001677_short-range--1023950_.html

http://www.kitbag.com.au/prod347.htm
Between the two, I'd opt for the second one (the Sniper Patrol Pack M10) simply because it has 65 liters storage capacity compared to 50 liters for the first one, the Plat A Tac Sierra One Sniper Pack.

As for the military appearence, don't sweat it.

However, if you feel better about it, you can always attach patches for causes like Global Warming, Save the Whales, etc.
I did this to mine using wide velcro. Now I'm able to ch out the look of my stuff to match any occasion. Kind of like carrying around the enemy's uniform for cover.
Also remember to take some time to make your pack look like something you use everyday as a toss around bag. Add some ink stains, oil stains, and maybe even a trinket or two dangling from the straps and pockets. No skulls and killer stuff though. Try off the wall stuff like a piece from a childs toy, or little fuzzy dice.

Hope this helps.

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I also now am using a Badlands pack as my BOB, its the most comfortable back I have owned yet. I have used many packs, had a dang collection going on awile back and started selling stuff off.

It depends were you live and what kind of enviroment surrounds you, so I choose the hunting camo patterns. Mil camo patterns are not going to be the best choice in the south or in the cities trying to get out.

I would search cabelas and see wht you find there.

But first you chould check out Badlands and Eberlestock backpacks.
 

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http://campingsurvival.com has some great options. Seems like for 72 hrs or so a winter bag may need to be 2500-3000 cubic inches and a warmer weather could be in the 1500-1800 range. Difference being warmer thicker clothing and tent. Just my thoughts tho. I'm looking for the right bag (bags) too. Do these dimentions seem about right?
 
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