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I'd like to buy a new bag to hold my bug out supplies. What are your thoughts on the type of bag? My first instinct is to get a full out tactical bag with PALS webbing and pouches everywhere. There is an alternative school of thought that would prefer the more subtle approach that blends in and is more "pedestrian", as to not draw unneeded attention. Which way do all of you come down? Maybe it's a silly question because function is all we're worried about, regardless of the "look".
0 · February 27
Thoughts on this upcoming pack-age hike? I've just found out by experience that the longest trail in this resort is only 1.25 miles from start to finish, and we're prohibited from making a fire halfway, to heat food or boil coffee... ; )
So, should we pay $15 a car to park, or should we seek out another spot? If the latter, suggestions?
0 · February 24
If you don't yet have a good bug out bag, I have a hiking backpack for sale. It's a Kelty Coyote 80, virtually new, (used only 6 times) and it holds a lot of stuff!
Here's a link to what it looks like: http://www.keltycoyote.com/Kelt... It's green on green, small/medium adjustable-height frame (torso height), is one of the roomiest lightweight packs available (this thing can hold more than you can actually carry if you're not careful, but that also means it's easier to re-pack tomorrow morning), and mine is retrofitted with a dozen matching green Tactical Assault Gear web dominator straplocks to keep those pesky straps from dangling, hitting you while you walk, and catching on things. :)
Hit me up if you're interested.
0 · February 14
Remember this good rule of thumb: A human should only carry approximately 25% of their body weight for extended periods. Thus, a 200lb person ought to be wearing <50lb pack & webgear & water & weapon(s). Adjust accordingly for your phsyical conditioning and ability to endure pain, of course. :)
(hint: if you don't have a handheld luggage scale, put on all your stuff and re-weigh yourself on your bathroom scale)
2 · January 30