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#126031 - 03/02/08 09:54 PM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: ironraven]
MDinana Offline

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2186
Loc: Bluegrass
I've got a Large ALICE pack. For kicks, I took it while walking the dog today. After 5 minutes, it was digging into my sacrum/pelvis... mind you, the pads are actually new. It was uncomfortable, but didn't get much worse over the 40 minutes after that. The problem seems to be that the waist pad is only about 16" long, so it doesn't wrap around your hips, only sits against your back. Also, the shoulder straps didn't put much weight on my shoulders, being mainly holding the pack against me.

On the plus side, the external frame did a GREAT job of keeping my back from sweating (the 35 degree weather didn't hurt).

I'm debating throwing all my stuff into a CTD MOLLE bag, but various posts here have said it's not that durable. Also, it's a weak internal frame, so it may be a lot hotter than the ALICE.

Edited by MDinana (03/04/08 04:04 PM)

#126048 - 03/02/08 11:47 PM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: jasond]
Blitz Offline
Gear Junkie

Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 535
Loc: MA
This is what I use, this is not edc it lives at home ready to go, by (out) the window in the bedroom. I've been thinking about just keeping it in my truck though.

Bug Out Gear Long Range Bag

It is comfortable on my back and I can easily carry 55-65#'s without a problem. The quality is very good; I've lugged it for a while now with no problems. I intend to use it as a camping pack as well. Oh yeah it can hold a whole bunch.

My EDC is a utility/survival vest, which can be worn with the pack I plan on posting it here soon.

BTW standard disclaimer applies.


#126070 - 03/03/08 01:25 AM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: Blitz]
Paragon Offline

Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 231
Loc: Greensboro, NC
Originally Posted By: Blitz
This is what I use, this is not edc it lives at home ready to go, by (out) the window in the bedroom. I've been thinking about just keeping it in my truck though.

I intend to use it as a camping pack as well. Oh yeah it can hold a whole bunch.

Originally Posted By: Brigade Quartermaster
Huge 6300 cubic inch main compartment holds a full load of equipment to meet your hydration, communications, and organizational needs.

And I thought my 5,500 cu in (90L) North Face backpack was overkill... shocked

My EDC and FAK

#126385 - 03/05/08 10:31 PM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: Paragon]
Crogan Offline

Registered: 03/04/08
Posts: 25
I use a type 82 pack bag on a type 64 pack frame, both Canadian army surplus and both have lasted me through 21yrs of torture in 6 countrys and 2 continents. One of the few pieces of Canadian army kit I was issued and chose to carry.

#126387 - 03/05/08 10:51 PM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: Crogan]
SwampDonkey Offline

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Hey Crogan,

I have a spare '82 packbag but no frame, how well does this bag fit on the '64 frame? I have never been a fan of the type 82 frame.



#126405 - 03/06/08 12:48 AM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: SwampDonkey]
Crogan Offline

Registered: 03/04/08
Posts: 25
It fits fairly well with very little modifications but like the '82 frame and unlike the '64 you still put the bag on the top and not the bottom. Problem is its getting harder and harder to find the old '64 frame. I remember hearing about a company making new ones but can't remember the name, maybe try googgling it?

#292628 - 06/30/19 11:18 PM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: jasond]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 849
There might be more comfortable choices than the ALICE pack.

#292631 - 07/01/19 01:13 AM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: jasond]
gonewiththewind Offline

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1517
Having carried the ALICE for a long time, it will work, but there are more comfortable options. However, the ALICE does offer a good bit of flexibility in attaching things. It is rugged. I still have a large ALICE that I was issued in the mid 1980s. It has been repaired a few times but still works well.

#292632 - 07/01/19 02:30 AM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: gonewiththewind]
Russ Offline

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5248
There are differing philosophies regarding bugging out. The one that I prefer is one where you bug-out TO someplace that is ready and waiting. For that you only need a bag and supplies in the bag to get from Pt A (where you Are) to Pt B (where you want to Be). In a perfect world that would take a day pack and a bicycle. In the real world in which I live, the bug-out is likely due to a wildfire and Iíll take my truck with as much as it will carry. They take Visa and breakfast comes with the room.

Realistically, bugging out and heading for the hills with a large backpack? Really? Who has that as a Plan A?
Better is the Enemy of Good Enough.
Okay, whatís your point??

#292870 - 08/05/19 04:01 PM Re: Bug-Out-Bag options [Re: jasond]
teacher Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 849
And if you plan to move fast; a small backpack is a better choice

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