posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 07:04 PM
reply to post by semperfortis
I went to a big out door store...Cabelas and bought a pack that worked for me.
It is the Alaskan Outfitter, with a detachable top pack, separate metal frame, and it has top and bottom access to the main pack, along with a few
outer pockets and the frame extends up high enough to tie up a sleeping bag on it plus a built in rain tarp in top pouch... great balance of pack, it
does not feel as heavy as it is, and is easier on the back then your military pack...it is 5300 cu in. so there is A LOT of room in it.
I also have packs like the ones you have shown(military)...again all mine are set up for things.
in a all out SHTF, I am grabbing all packs and gone...if that is what is needed, and can do that in a New York Minute...I have things set up for
others that would be there with me and things they will need...in other smaller packs, all basics are covered.
That big pack is by far worth every penny, I have used it for several years and it has held up great for me.
I have put it on my back and went out in the woods for over a week (in fall, winter, spring and summer) and still was fine, Just remember to change
out the clothing and whatever other items you need to for the given time of year...if you pack that way.
I personally don't...due to if I am out and TSHTF...what if I need to be out for months and not weeks. I honestly think I could stay out for several
months without having to really worry about to much because of what all I can carry in the big pack.
FYI, this is another jarhead.. grunt here that to has been on almost every climb and place...Australia and Antarctica are the only 2 continents I have
not been on with a pack on my back.
edit on 24-1-2014 by saltdog because: (no reason given)