Originally Posted by JW357
The ALICE is a lot smaller than the ILBE. And far less comfortable. Its more like a regular day pack whereas the ILBE is a full-on hiking pack.
less comfortable unless you pack it correctly. then its not too bad. still super noisy.
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.