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Offline Ranger99

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any new changes to your bags ?
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:42:50 PM »
has anyone made any changes/new additions/ subtractions
to your emergency/bugout/shtf/inch/get home bags as were
discussed in some of the older topics ?
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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 11:10:58 PM »
I now have a backpack. I also have the large pack of aaa batteries. I will add my headlamp when I need it.  Yep! that's where I'm at with that.

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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 07:10:56 AM »
I have D cell batteries.. I bought a bag that's probably too big.... not sure on that as I don't think the bag is finished.
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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 12:20:50 PM »
I have a standard bugout bag that hasn't changed that much

Still looking for a bugout bag to carry rifles/shotgun


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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 01:56:43 PM »
any new changes to your bags ?

I only have one,, and  she's about the same.  :P
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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 02:06:47 PM »
I added a couple hundred rounds of ammo to each of my bags, changed the 92 mags out for APX mags, refreshed my battery supplies, and checked the dates on all my stuff.  That was a few weeks ago. 
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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 07:25:27 AM »
I haven't read any of the old replies, but unfortunately my Swiss Gear Internal Frame backpack is finally about to conk out, and despite their claims of a 'lifetime' warranty, it doesn't look like I'll be getting it repaired OR replaced. I will say one thing though -- having to use that thing practically every other day for the last 8 years has definitely taught me the value of having a good, reliable, comfortable backpack, with plenty of storage space and durability. My family and I no-joke remain in awe of how well it's held up over the years. However, some things I have noticed are:

1.) Even at 2,500 cubic inches of space, it -- at times -- still wasn't big enough,
2.) The main internal compartment was kinda narrow,
3.) It had a tendency to run pretty hot in the summer despite its back padding, and
4.) The straps were not ideal.

Taking the lessons I've learned from using that backpack nearly constantly, I have begun searching for a new all-purpose bag. Unfortunately it seems as though there are dozens of different styles of military surplus rucksacks, I've settled on this particular model (unfortunately known very ambiguously as the "MOLLE II" rucksack):



If I ever get my hands on one, I'll let you guys know. But that baby is rated to carry 200 lbs. in a pinch, and is large, open, and features one big main storage compartment exactly like I want; I've seen the pictures -- the central compartment is basically one big glorious giant storage pit. Moreover, the shoulder straps look much more comfortable, more thickly padded, and obviously it was designed to stay cool in the heat. Finally, at 5,000 cubic inches of storage space, it's twice as big as my Swiss Gear. The only thing I'll miss is having a pair of mesh drink pockets, though the ability to fasten two additional 432 cubic inch sustainment pouches to the side will go a long way toward making me forget their absence.

I don't know if any of you are in the market for "Enuff Backpack" in the bug-out bag department, but this might be something y'all would wanna look into.

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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 08:09:27 AM »
Gilgondorin, I like the looks of this backpack. The frame is much improved over old Alice Packs, Molle and all else I have seen. The straps look very strong and well padded. I like the support strap that holds the shoulder straps close across your chest.

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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 08:54:47 AM »
I also like that pack.

But my days of bugging out on foot are long gone, so an alice pack still works.

But then again, barring a house fire, I doubt there will come a need to bug out.
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Re: any new changes to your bags ?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 09:28:20 AM »
That's a LOT of pack!  Lol. Mine seem to be getting smaller. 

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