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Time for a BOB!Looking for a quality brand backpack,something that won't interfere with my Blue Force Gear AR chest rig.I have no idea what cubic inch to looking at???Also i'm a bigger guy at 6ft and 2MANYlbs.!Any recomendations would be great!
 

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Time for a BOB!Looking for a quality brand backpack,something that won't interfere with my Blue Force Gear AR chest rig.I have no idea what cubic inch to looking at???Also i'm a bigger guy at 6ft and 2MANYlbs.!Any recomendations would be great!
Wow.. pretty hard if you don't specify what cubic inch or price-range you need.

If you don't know that, I would just guide you to Mystery Ranch backpacks in general. Superb Quality, Made in USA, Superior suspension, Military and civilian packs with many design options. Even packs designed to wear over armor.

Best part... they have sizes for people 6'4 tall. Waste-belts up to 46 inch for large but if you need more, they will customize one for you.

Take a peek at their selection at:
Military:
http://www.mysteryranch.com/s.nl/c.999464/sc.7/.f

Recreation/adventure:
http://www.mysteryranch.com/s.nl/c.999464/sc.11/.f
 

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Large ALICE w/frame. All day long.


Problem solved, I'm going on break.
Those are pretty damn nice for the price!I'm thinking i may need two packs,now.One for my trunk,and one for really bugging out(like the ALICE!).What to do???
 

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While your still looking for a good Bob system. Check out the Hellcats (large/medium Alice packs) on these boards

Victor has great deals and stands by his gear.:thumb:
 

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Maxpedition Vulture II works for me. I'm not tall, but larger than I need to be. Fits my back and waist comfortably.
 

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When I see someone with a Alice out and about, I size them up first thing. It's almost a given their a survivalist, militia, or prepper. I thik LEOs probably think the same way, people still profile, PC or not.
However the ones with a more civilian pack I tend to let my guard down quicker.
Alice packs are great till you buy something better and realize how the military didnt really build the system for comfort, but volume.
I also think that it matters a lot more how well it wears then how tactical it is, Actually tactical backpacks are a bad idea anyways if your plan involves a lot of walking


.http://www.ospreypacks.com/

http://www.mountainsmith.com

http://www.lowealpine.com/eng/


http://www.rei.com/category/4500001_Backpacks

http://www.kelty.com/c-backpacks.aspx

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/backpacks

http://marmot.com/catalog/packs/equipment/116-173

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/equipment-daypacks-filter

http://www.tacticaldistributors.com/lbt (london bridges)

http://www.eagleindustries.com/home.php?cat=1

http://www.camelbak.com/Sports-Recreation/Packs.aspx

http://www.camelbak.com/Military-Tactical.aspx

http://www.uscav.com/category.aspx?catid=1731&tabid=548

http://www.uscav.com/category.aspx?catid=1752&tabid=548 (alice rucks)

http://www.eberlestock.com/Tactical Master.htm (review of products)

http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Tactical-Backpack-Kit-B,663,105.htm

http://practicaltravelgear.com/review-5-11-tactical-rush-72-backpack/

http://www.topspecus.com/voodoo-tactical-level-iii-enhanced-assault-pack/
 

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Great Info! Right now I just have a small field bag in the back of my car as a BOB but a good larger pack is something to get working on!
 

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When I see someone with a Alice out and about, I size them up first thing. It's almost a given their a survivalist, militia, or prepper. I thik LEOs probably think the same way, people still profile, PC or not.
However the ones with a more civilian pack I tend to let my guard down quicker.
Alice packs are great till you buy something better and realize how the military didnt really build the system for comfort, but volume.
I also think that it matters a lot more how well it wears then how tactical it is, Actually tactical backpacks are a bad idea anyways if your plan involves a lot of walking
you've never worn a hellcat have you :thumb: if you can shell out the bucks the civilian packs are more comfortable. one of the problems with civilian packs is if you get a cheap one they dont hold up,if you want durablity your going to pay for it.:eek:

i never let my guard down around anyone. i try not to judge a book by its cover ;)



CT: you need to figure out how big of a pack your needing.not all BoB are the same they very by what type of the SHTF your prepping for and what type of bug out your planning example: some ppl's BoB's who live in florida are designed to grab and go north 300 miles to avoid a hurricane and stay in a hotel for 4 nights then go home,but some ppl in kentucky,their idea of a BoB is to head for the hills and live there for a few months if the SHTF.
 

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I have a SOC E&E Ruck Sack and it is very customizable because of the MOLLE webbing throughout the ENTIRE outside of the pack. so you can customize it to your environment/needs.
 

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What is the weight limit you're looking to achieve? Sizing the pack to that weight limit is a good "checks and balances" method of not carrying too much weight.

Some of the packs I see around here are big enough to be loaded up with 150lbs of gear! All the extra space just begs to get filled with "stuff".
 

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i just picked up a 511 tactical rush a couple weeks ago..good size for my EDC bag...
I have a much larger bag for a BOB and if I had to grab and go in themiddle of the night, I'd prefer all the resources that I keep in that larger bob...but I'd be hiking it no further than the truck I hope cause it ain't light .

the 511 rush single shoulder sling forces me to scale way down, yet I can get a change of clothes, smaller medical kit, poncho, etc..even a cobra handheld CB radio and maps etc are in that thing and it's still very practical as a daily grab n go...more than a "man purse" but not so large that it gets looks when you come in with some oversized military looking backpack...the larger bobs (and i've tried several) just seem to stay in the truck, or worse, at home, cause they are too big.

I don't like the way the 511 hangs on my shoulder but if I knew I was going to have to hike with it, I'd buckle the waste band and then it's fine...
 

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I have the 5.11 Rush 72 as my main BOB, a water proof bag for clothing and other goodies, a few smaller bags for the younger kids, ammo box for ammo of course, buckets of food to grab in a hurry. Looking for the perfect vehcile bag, thinking the 5.11 MOAB may be a bit small though so still looking for just the right one.
 
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