Which BOB

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by NitroxAZ, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    I am looking for a new BOB. I have had mine on a couple of small, crappy duffel type bags. I want to get something that is more along the lines of a backpack but is reasonably priced and well made. What are your recommendations?
     
  2. Dillinger

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    How big of a backpack do you want to be carrying? What kind of size are you needing?
     

  3. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    A 3 day pack. I have looked at 5.11, Voodoo Tactical and Condor but don't know what quality the last two are. I have even entertained the thought of a full backpack but am unsure.
     
  4. Dillinger

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    I would recommend you definitely check out Maxpedition. Jack and I both own the exact same backpack ( I think it's the Monsoon Gearslinger ) for daily commuting travel and it's awesome. I think someone, might have been Goju or Yunus, bought the same pack and I believe they liked it as well.

    I have an OLD, like before he had a website and was just a local guy, two-stage backpack from Tactical Tailor. It used to be called his 3-day Assault Plus pack, but I don't think he is marketing the same one any longer.

    This one is a big, full sized backpack with a padded waist strap and the whole nine. Then it has a normal, everyday backpack top that zips off, so you actually have two packs in one. The top pack has been, literally, all over the world with me and it's still going strong. With the "Tactical Tailor" logo though, it's not real popular at airports, especially post 9/11. If I ever take it, I get the full frisk job and the white glove bomb wipe down on it EVERY time like clock work.

    The guy who runs Tactical Tailor is named Logan Coffe and if you e-mail him, he is known for doing special runs of really cool gear. I can get you some photos if you are interested, but I bet it costs you a few bills these days. This thing was hardcore before there was Blackhawk Tactical and those types of places.

    JD
     
  5. CA357

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    I've been thinking that this one would be the ultimate camouflage model:

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  6. CA357

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    This is the matching BDU shirt:

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  7. CA357

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    In all seriousness, what about an Alice pack?
     
  8. hillbilly68

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    He is gone JD, killed in a car accident a while back. Sad deal.
    TT still exists though.

    Cant go wrong with their stuff. I would stay far away from Voodoo "tactical" stuff. Not the best made gear.

    ATS rocks the box; cant go wrong with a RAID pack (what I use for mine) and use a second one for work.

    MAX is good stuff too. For durability will need to go with a "mil style", they are the most bombproof. If you want to blend in though, will need to look for a balance between durability and non mil looking. Still some good choices (Mtn Hardware makes good stuff at a decent price).
     
  9. bkt

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    This bag from LApolicegear with a Maxpedition medkit bag on the side. That covers food, water, shelter, fire, navigation, medical and some comfort. Clothing and arms are separate bags (both Maxpedition, if memory serves).
     
  10. NitroxAZ

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    Took your advice and have been looking at Military Surplus stuff like the Alice pack and came across this. What are your thoughts?

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  11. CA357

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    It's an excellent and tough pack. If you can load it with what you deem necessary and carry the weight, you can't go wrong.
     
  12. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Thanks for the input.
     
  13. CHLChris

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    And not to hijack since the focus is on BOBs, I've been really interested in first aid bags. I will want a couple of BOBs, a large first aid bag (over the shoulder for the whole family if we bug out) and at least 3 smaller bags that can be held in one hand (for cars and such).

    That LA Police Gear is a GREAT resource! Thanks!
     
  14. TrueNorth

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    Hey - I've been looking for some bags myself - likely a 72 hour pack for now. If your into the medical packs and are likely to ahve a family or group to carry other stuff you might want to check out 5.11
    They have 2 "medical packs" the Responder 24, and the Responder 84 ALS.
    They seem like normal 24, and 72 hour packs but are designed for emergency response. From what I can see the 84 ALS is a major medic bag with air-tank straps and all that. The 24 one seems more run-of-the-mill.

    Now I'm wondeirng though, for outdoor/emergency bags are tactical shops really necessary, or are sporting goods stores that sell bags for backpackers and hikers sufficient? Is there a real difference between the two or do the tactical places just sell things in cadpat and charge more... :)

    Also, I'm kinda small (about 5.5" 120lbs?. So my question is for anyone whos had experience, is a 72 hour pack going to be ridiculous on me? - especially if I have to move about. I'm not sure what a loaded pack would weigh in at, or if I would be better off just stocking a 24 hour pack and being able to move easier.

    Thanks.
     
  15. NitroxAZ

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    I went with this and it was the right price and does everything I need it to.
     
  16. Mr. Bluesky

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    Glad the OP is happy with his purchase, but just as a note, I picked up a Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II a while back, the idea being that it can carry enough to get me from school to home in a bug-out scenario. Works perfectly for that, carrying a thorough 1-2 days of supplies. It's slightly smaller inside than the Monsoon Gearslinger mentioned by JD, Cane, and Jack, (1400 cc compared to 1600), but the additional bottle-pouch helps make up for it (+1000 cc with a 1-liter bottle), and the second strap is a plus for a 60-mile hike.
     
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  17. doctherock

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  18. Dillinger

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    Damn Shame!! I have just heard about this and his business was one I visited all the time when he was a 3 machine shop in the back of a warehouse.

    Logan was a great guy and he was very funny to hang out with.

    Died in a Ferrari accident though, so I guess if you have to go....

    Rest in Peace Logan.

    JD