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Old 01-07-2013, 5:23 PM
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Looking around to see what kind of bag I would need to fit "most" of the necessary survival gear. Any ideas on what bag and where to get them?
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Old 01-07-2013, 6:39 PM
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UM21 system. 3 bags. Very nice setup. eBay is where I got mines. Not cheap though.

There are also lots of threads on the topic. Pick a few choice words like compare, BOB, bag, ilbe and just look around the site.

Good luck.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:40 AM
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It just depends on what your plan is. I had a hard time putting everything into a 3 day assault bag so I got a 4 day bag. They are a bit bigger but I got almost everything I need in there
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:52 AM
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It just depends on what your plan is. I had a hard time putting everything into a 3 day assault bag so I got a 4 day bag. They are a bit bigger but I got almost everything I need in there
What bag did you get Rob?
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Old 01-08-2013, 2:31 AM
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My biggest suggestion is getting a bag with a frame. If you have every done any real hiking or find yourself in a walking situation your back will thank you for the extra support. I use a large alice pack with the frame and can carry all the essentials for a 72 hour jaunt. If you are adding extra boots or extra food a large hiking bag is good but most come in bright colors so you may need to search around to find one in a darker color.
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Old 01-08-2013, 5:43 PM
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My biggest suggestion is getting a bag with a frame. If you have every done any real hiking or find yourself in a walking situation your back will thank you for the extra support. I use a large alice pack with the frame and can carry all the essentials for a 72 hour jaunt. If you are adding extra boots or extra food a large hiking bag is good but most come in bright colors so you may need to search around to find one in a darker color.
I've been doing some research on the Alice's and it seems like everyone is satisfied with them - good storage and good support. Where's a good place to get one?
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Old 01-08-2013, 7:08 PM
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Gun shows are a good place also if you have a army navy surplus store in your area. Amazon sells them cheap ebay also.
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:05 PM
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I picked this up at a local surplus store for 70$. http://www.condoroutdoor.com/134assa...oulderbag.aspx

Pretty well built and lots of room. Doesn't break the bank either
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:44 PM
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LAPG makes some good bags that won't break the bank. I'm happy with my 3-day bag. You'll get multiple replies. Check out the "BOB" thread further down in this forum. Lots of info including your purpose for the bag's use, your budget, what you put into it, and what you might have in there that you don't need. LOTS of reading under that thread but worth the time IMHO. My .02
Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2013, 8:53 PM
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There's a thread on BOB's here that must be 20 pages long at least. Lots of ideas there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 9:17 PM
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I bought my 4 day bag from a gunshow so I'm not sure what brand it is.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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I recently bought a Kelty Redwing 50 for $50 from a reputable seller on ebay. It's a HIGHLY rated backpack that will do whatever you need and more and has a lifetime guarantee. Go here or here to read a ton of great reviews of this pack, then go buy it from that link I provided on ebay and save a ton of money. I will be swapping out all my other bags for these. Wish I had heard of these sooner and not spent more money on lesser bags.

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