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#243613 - 03/22/12 10:16 PM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
bacpacjac Offline
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Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
(And it's good to see you again. Either I haven't been paying close enough attention or you haven't posted for a while.)

I haven't posted in a while.

Jeanette Isabelle


Welcome back!!
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#243614 - 03/22/12 10:19 PM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Here's an amusing product.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/bags/c616/

I would honestly get one if it didn't make me look like a lunatic. Well, more of a lunatic.

And this board is sadly missing it's resident Female Preppers as of late, it seems.


LOL!! I appreciate you lunatical tendancies, Izzy!

It has been a little quiet in here lately, especially from the XX crew. Hopefully it's just the unseasonable weather that seems to have swept over the land for a bunch of us.
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#243616 - 03/22/12 10:32 PM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: bws48]
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Originally Posted By: bws48
Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Kids and Kleenex should be like PB & J. wink


I think a Mom (with her kids) are the ultimate prepper. I was never so impressed than when I went for a day in the park with my niece and her 2+ year old daughter. My niece brought along a backpack straining the zippers when we started the day. "Overkill" I thought. During our day I found out the the back pack had anything needed and my niece could and did pull it out in seconds, no searching required.

Despite numerous events I would never have thought of, she was prepared for everything and took it in stride. Not overkill, just normal. . .

Kudos to Moms and making it seem easy to keep a 2 year old happy and going in a full day at the park.


It's amazing sometimes, isn't it, especially moms of little ones. I almost never carried a purse before I became a mom. Then my whole world turned inside out and upside down.


Edited by bacpacjac (03/23/12 01:37 AM)
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#243617 - 03/22/12 10:54 PM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: bacpacjac]
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Originally Posted By: bacpacjac
Originally Posted By: Dagny
My favorite pack for around the city is:

REI Flash 18 Pack $34 - super light rucksack, fun colors (but also stealthy black), I carry a 32 oz water bottle inside mine

http://www.rei.com/product/827110/rei-flash-18-pack


They recently had the older model on sale for $20 but these new ones are still a deal at $34. I abuse mine and they hold up great.

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Dagny, you just sparked an idea! I've got a small camelback knock-off that might work well. (It's the same colour as the REI pack in the link.) I'm found of backpacks, even though I'm always tempted to overpack!



My other city pack is a Camelbak H.A.W.G. -- good choice. In summer, if I'm going to be ducking into a cafe or other air conditioned places, it is nice to have a light jacket so have to have some space (I carry a super light Marmot water resistant windbreaker with hood).

You may not be as vulnerable to afternoon thunderstorms as we are - here the weather can turn very quickly on a sultry summer day.

I also carry a little AM-FM radio in the city.

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#243619 - 03/22/12 11:13 PM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: bacpacjac]
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My fanny pack has seen me through two NYC trips (including the Greyhound ride up)and countless trail walks. It has a mesh backing and a VERY roomy main compartment with two integral Nalgene water bottles. Its an Outdoor Products from WalMart. Even has reflective trim!

http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/10928121...ews/reviews.htm

Good luck choosing!
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#243626 - 03/23/12 12:48 AM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: bacpacjac]
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For summer prairie hikes I purchased a grey Kelty Oriole waistpack. It cinches up tight, and carries a surprising payload very comfortably. It has a shoulder strap carry option too. My wife saw mine, and when I realized that she was about to invoke the community property laws, I got her a blue one, and we hiked happily ever after.... about $23 bucks online.


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#243627 - 03/23/12 01:25 AM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: Dagny]
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Originally Posted By: Dagny


My other city pack is a Camelbak H.A.W.G. -- good choice. In summer, if I'm going to be ducking into a cafe or other air conditioned places, it is nice to have a light jacket so have to have some space (I carry a super light Marmot water resistant windbreaker with hood).

You may not be as vulnerable to afternoon thunderstorms as we are - here the weather can turn very quickly on a sultry summer day.

I also carry a little AM-FM radio in the city.

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I like the way you think, Dagny. Jacket, radio... let the crammin stuff in begin! LOL!
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#243628 - 03/23/12 01:26 AM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: Finn]
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Originally Posted By: Finn
My fanny pack has seen me through two NYC trips (including the Greyhound ride up)and countless trail walks. It has a mesh backing and a VERY roomy main compartment with two integral Nalgene water bottles. Its an Outdoor Products from WalMart. Even has reflective trim!

http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/10928121...ews/reviews.htm

Good luck choosing!


Thanks, Finn. I haven't ruled out a fanny pack so I'll check this one out.
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#243629 - 03/23/12 01:31 AM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: Byrd_Huntr]
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Originally Posted By: Byrd_Huntr
For summer prairie hikes I purchased a grey Kelty Oriole waistpack. It cinches up tight, and carries a surprising payload very comfortably. It has a shoulder strap carry option too. My wife saw mine, and when I realized that she was about to invoke the community property laws, I got her a blue one, and we hiked happily ever after.... about $23 bucks online.



LOL@ marital bliss!

I actually looked at this one today at Sail. (Left the store with 2 MH pro packs, 1 pack of mini wipes and an Osprey digi pouch. Almost exactly what I went in for. Pretty impressive will power, Huh?)

I like this pack I didn't try it with any weight in it but it seems like it would be an improvement on my obusform fanny pack:
Obus Forme DLX Fanny Pack
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#243631 - 03/23/12 01:42 AM Re: Urban Carry Recommendation [Re: bacpacjac]
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I got the Camelbak that has the removable sections last year. So it can strip down to just the bladder and a small pocket for around town or add one or two pouches back on for longer woods trips.

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