If I wanted to do 3-5 day trips innawoods, how does the LK35 compare to an ALICE pack? The LK is about 20 bucks cheaper than the ALICE packs I've seen that come with frames, so I'm really tempted to pick one up.
Also, innawoods gear general?
I dont have any experience with the lk35 but you wont regret buying an alice pack.
Innnawoods general hu? OK I got a question as basic as it gets.
How do I find a location to actually go Innawoods / exploring / whatever without getting shot for trespassing?
>77627 area code
Help a retard out.
I don't know the area, but pic related is my first thought.
Should I buy a knife, trench tool and ax or could I just buy a knife and one of those trench tools with the serrated edges? I'm not going to be chopping down trees or anything but it would be for taking off tree limbs and such. I figure I can split wood by bayoneting the knife.
Everything you are pointed to is like 80% boat only marsh or/and duck hunting.
and the other 20% is some of the shittiest beach you will ever lay your eyes on.
>they call it a state park, it's just a state ran beach.
>I figure I can split wood by bayoneting the knife.
This is not recommended, it ends with you breaking the knife and cutting your own femoral artery.
If your taking off limbs a trench tool, machete, tomahawk/ hatchet or kukri would work. An axe is probably a bit much to be carrying around.
That looks like the worst fucking beach in the world.
Step up nigga.
>pic related: the beach 2 blocks down from my family's traditional home in Vietnam
Well I meant more like a hatchet like in OP pic. But I've been meaning to get a kukri for general purpose. /out/ says they can do anything, but they're not particularly good at any of those tasks.
Well you can always go up to the New Braunfels area, lots of camping there. Unless you just want totally untouched terrain, then I'd recommend out west Texas. But there may be something like that near NB.
Actually, that is one of our nicer beaches, you want to see bad?
Give me a second.
>Literally all the silt and shit from the Mississippi is washed strait into our coast
I haven't been in forever because it's so shit, but until I went to Florida as a kid, I was completely unaware that it was even physically possible for beach water to have >2 inch visibility, I shit you not.
I've heard bad things about them from the ROTC kids I know but then again the packs they have might as well be trash. It's like Vietnam era and badly managed milsurp that has decomposed to the core.
kek thank you that never fails to make me laugh
It's ok to be jelly, most people are.
>Until a few years ago no one even really picked up trash / cleaned seaweed up
>also fucking jellyfish would wash up, get buried partly in the sand and be like fucking landmines.
If you're worried about trespassing but you know of a cool as hell spot you can ask the property owner if its okay. Give him your name, promise not to disrespect the land and they'll let you 98% of the time
even the water looks horrifying, and I've seen the Mississippi in St. Louis.
Like i said, literally everything washed out of the Mississippi is carried by the Gulf currents strait into our beaches.
Those same currents are the ones that funnel hurricanes up my ass If I'm not mistaken.
I bring my LK35 innawoods whenever I go and it's comfy
My only complaint is that it's just one big pocket so you have to dig if you want something, but other than that it's comfy, it holds a lot, it's cheap, and it doesn't scream tacticool.
Ya you don't want to trespass on big oil. that's a sure fire way to get labeled as a terrorist minimum
Try explaining to the feds what you were doing stalking around the strategic oil reverse in full camo.
>My only complaint is that it's just one big pocket so you have to dig if you want something
I'm also rather lamenting the lack of any other storage compartments. As you said, it's cheap, light, durable, and very low-key, but goddamn if I wouldn't kill for 2 or three side pockets on the thing...
Do they give two shits what you bring?
>All I want to do is run around the woods in my milsurp with a rifle like a jackass
Been ""camping"" plenty of times, never just exploring / innawoods / ect... though
The LK35 carries significantly less than an alice large and has worse organization than both. It also has lash points on the top and bottom which is more convenient for attaching a sleeping bag and ground cover, however the alice's huge robust compression straps allow you to strap a tent, a sleeping bag, a ground cover, three rifles, and a bear can easily, it's just more annoying to actually get things out of the pack once you do.
The LK35 is a bit more comfortable as long as you don't move your arms around a lot and get pinched by the frame.
Source, I have an alice large which is my main pack, and I have two LK35s which are my loaners.
No, especially if your state has legal year round coyote popping.
Here in WA I can bring my AR innawoods and if anyone asks I'm hunting coyotes. Coyotes exist in all of washington's bio areas so it works in every forest.
Check your state's open carry laws, WA allows full open carry which helps with this.
>A hunting license is not required to hunt the following:
>Coyotes, if the coyotes are attacking, about to attack or have recently attacked livestock, domestic animals or fowl.
>Depredating feral hogs, if a landowner (resident or non-resident) or landowner's agent or lessee is taking feral hogs causing depredation on the landowner's land.
>Fur-bearing animals, if the hunter possesses a trapper's license or if the fur-bearing animals are causing depredation.
>Note: All laws and regulations governing hunter education requirements still apply.
So even if the fucking thing is running rampant and I see it doing damage, I legally still have to have completed the "hunter education program" to shoot it? what kind of liberal bullshit is this?
Fuck it , open carry for long rifles is legal, It's easier to just say I'm carrying it because I fucking can than even try to rationalize it with hunting given all that bullshit.
Okay so by /kay/'s standards: you buy the LK35 'inconspicuous' backpack so everyone will think you're a 'grey man' but at the same time they're walking around with a $1,500 AR-15.
/kay/ - 0
logic - 1
Ok i don't get this shit.
>Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting.
>Note: Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.
So apparently you have to have this certification on you at all times when hunting, but you don't need it to purchase a hunting licence?
This is why people don't do this shit legally, it makes no fucking sense.
I identify this to be fact. This is why I have modeled my gear for two purposes. the first is gear to fight with and the second is to appear non-threatening. Anything in-between will require a massive compromise.
Can't appear inconspicuous with a rifle.
Can't stay hidden without camouflage.
Can't protect your body without armor.
>TFW a typical "greyman" will be wearing non-camouflaged clothing
>equipped with web gear and no plates
>carrying a hunting rifle
>TFW no face
IMO either you're going to a fight, or you're not.
I bought it because it was cheap and had a solid reputation for being light yet durable. And I like surplus shit.
If I could legally go innawoods with a rifle ( I have to check with the owners of the land) I'd most likely go with a mini-14 I may buy off my dad than hypothetically using my father's AR-15. I know there is some type of hate against the mini-14 but I enjoy it more than the AR.
it's more that the alice shoulder straps and kidney pads are shitty than the pack frame or pack themselves.
find a frame, pack, and molle ii shoulder straps/kidney pad and you can have an okay pack for ~50USD if you look around funshows and swap meets, much more than that and better stuff starts to be available to you around the same price point. if you can find a reasonable priced used commercial pack they will usually be lighter and more comfortable than milsurp but anytime you're buying used inspect it thoroughly. fwiw some militaries have started moving towards beefed up commercial packs in camouflage for their rucks, the ILBE would be one example of this, iirc it's a licensed Arcteryx Bora 90 or 95 in marpat made by propper. it's a good comfortable design but supposedly sucked to wear over armor whereas the old alice did not. go figure.
>I figure I can split wood by bayoneting the knife.
It's called "battoning" but regardless of the term, it's fucking stupid.
Not pictured are my clothes, sleeping bag (being made now), and stove ( it is inside my Ti pot).
>I did this shit with a glock bayonet and it worked just fine.
The handle is shit tier, I got it from househandle, I should have waited for Tennessee Hickory to get back to me about a better handle than that one. It isnt even straight, but it was the first time I have rehandled an axe so I'll take it.
Do you even go innawoods?
If your knife cant handle it, then stop being cheap and buy a good knife.
>Do you even go innawoods?
>If your knife cant handle it, then stop being cheap and buy a good knife.
Clearly you dont, why would I buy a nice knife to utterly destroy it doing something it wasnt built to do? I also dont use my axes pole as a hammer, but then again I must be crazy for wanting to use the right tool for the right job.
A good knife wont break if you baton it. I have $13 Moras and $150 + Benchmades, ESEE's, DPX, ect and they're still going strong after years of use from building shelters, normal task, and bushcrafting.
They're tools. You don't baby them.
>A good knife wont break if you baton it
Yes it will, it isnt designed for that use.
> I have $13 Moras and $150 + Benchmades, ESEE's, DPX, ect and they're still going strong after years of use from building shelters, normal task, and bushcrafting.
And yet none of those normal knife tasks you listed are batoning.
>They're tools. You don't baby them.
Babying tools is not using them for their intended purpose. The intended purpose of a knife isnt splitting wood, it just isnt so dont try to say it is. That technique is to be used in emergencies only and even then it is to be used when you have two knives that way you arent dulling your only blade on wood.
I'd bring a weapon to protect myself regardless if I wanted to go shooting or just camping.
At worst it sees no use. At best it keeps me from being killed by a bear, or some squatter who thinks I'm on his property.
Ok, Lumberjack. Not everyone carries around an AX. Why have extra weight when you can do everything from cutting rope to shelter building with a good fix blade? I'm 28 and I haven't broke a single knife my whole life, and I spend a lot of time bushcrafting and primitive camping. But what do I know.
>Ok, Lumberjack. Not everyone carries around an AX.
Firstly it is axe and secondly if you plan on actually starting a fire for something other than a twig stove you should consider it. If 3 or less pounds is too much for you then why are you even outdoors?
>But what do I know.
Not much if you espouse batoning in any situation save survival with a spare knife. You are the hipster of the outdoors.
I own one and love it, here's a bit of copy pasta I saved from another thread on which is better
The insides are roughly the same with the LK being a bit deeper. While ALICE packs have the added modularity with the ALICE clip system and external pouches; the design of the kidney belt and straps leaves much to be desired. The frame also lacks attachment points, while the frame can be detached from the ruck to carry other items (with a cargo shelf bough separately) the LK35 has one built it with the pack deataching in seconds. In comparison the LK35 lacks kidney straps (later models have them) and its current straps are very minimal with less padding than ALICE straps but it makes up for this by having a unmatched build quality.
TL;DR LK35 is a blank pallet to build off of and it's idiot proof, ALICE packs suited for those who like to make additions yet the market for upgrades has already peaked
Both require some level of upgrading to be made comfortable and suitable for long term use
Pic related is the mod I did, leaving my trip off for those who know me
Nice man, how much did that set up run ya?
I might try this with some ALICE pouches and paracord
It's from a Outdoor products external frame back, any used/cheap one would work. Pic related. I can dump the steps if you'd like
>the person is participating in a public hunting activity within the state park that has been authorized by written order of the director so long as the person is in compliance with the applicable public hunting rules and regulations; or
the person has been authorized by written order of the director.
Alright, dumping step by step
Remove the pack firstly
Yay! I actually came up up with a simple design anyone could make!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Himalayan-External-Frame-Backpack-Green-/271597283149? would be good for cheap parts, check local thrift shops too
Ah yes, I would highly suggest it. Last I checked NE sells them, ebay, and varuskel. I'll grab some bits I have laying around all see if I can replicate what you have drawn.
Also remove the lower strap support
I own camp hatchets and axes. If I'm building a large shelter, Ill strap them to my pack and use it. But most the time I use a kukri that I won from a bug out contest from Cold Steel. (They actually make good machetes)
Less is more for me, so if I can have a good knife that can handle every aspect of cutting, then I'll use that.
Maxpedition Condor 2, Eberlestock Gun Slinger 2, North Face Terra, MilSerp.
Czech bread bag at the bottom?
I haven't gone out much, but theoretically the okanogan wilderness looks really cool. I've done some shooting trips in that forest occasionally since I was a kid.
Here is a complete list of wilderness areas:
I want the hunting license because I actually intend to take any coyote that I see, and then make Korean soup out of them when I make camp.
I've been preparing for a wilderness coyote hunt for a while now, almost got all the gear together.
It would make it a much simpler conversation with cops though.
Secure the kidney straps with paracord, if you look along the back where to attach it will be obvious but it varies with rucks
I was camping recently and handled all the firewood chopping, cutting quartered pine/maple logs down to chopstick sized bits with a Estwing hatchet. They're cheap and they work but are heavy so something pricier will serve you even better. For wood processing you want a dedicated tool. Saw wise you shouldn't be cutting wood off of trees anyways, its green and wont burn well/ at all, Buy a folding pruning saw if you need to cut dead wood to length.
Im not sure, I always wondered what it is. 1 main pocket, 2 pockets on the side and 1 at each end.
The duffle bag is German. Scored it for $9 from CTD around 10 years ago.
Grey man doesn't apply to innawoods. In an actual SHTF situation you won't be trying to blend in with other people innawoods you'll just be avoiding them, and camo helps there.
Thats why I have "high profile" gear that is camo, and "low profile" gear that will blend in with other people, I can keep the high profile gear in the trunk of my car or something as I'm bugging out.
Reviews seem good, a little tacticool for my tastes though
I'd say it depends on the environment, here in Florida a machete will do fine for all tasks (so as long as it has a high quality, heavy head for clean cuts)
Any tags or markings? Also
>"gee bill, how come your mom lets you have TWO rifles?"
Absolutely. If you've heard of ALICE Hellcat mods then you'd figure with less attachment points than the LK35 it'd certainly be doable, if not much easier, with MOLLE straps.
Pretty sure I just spent $80 on a pack from a site that doesn't promise delivery of goods and implicitly states this in their terms and conditions.
Should I just give up and neck myself ?
>can you ask for a refund
Not unless you call up before ordering online and ensuring the package can be delivered between a certain date or some shit. Basically no.
Made in India?
>I get that every time I post that photo.
This ones better. lol
288 for the backpack
300 for the sleeping mat
55 for Ti pot/pan
23 for wood stove
12 for alcohol burner
10 for mess kit
12 for cooking utensils
8 for Ti spork
49 for a rain fly
400 for a sleeping bag that is being made
100 for stuff sacks and water proof compression sacks
Probably another hundred on random stuff. I also got my wife a lot of gear.
Different Anon here but do you or does any other anon have info / some experience using the hellcat mod? I'm considering putting one together with an ALICE pack but would rather hear some peoples experiences than potentially waste my money.
Under the lid? You can if they are not a lot of stuff in the bag. The outer straps work really good at holding tarps, blankets, ect.
you fucked up mang
Commercial shit probably, look into Finnish gask mask bags
Nope. Google it, check out the forum posts the guy does. Check local places and surplus stores for the old woodland shit too. I wanted to make one but I decided I'd probably get no use out of it. Also check out TT's mods (mostly overprice but good quality, I'd suggest at least buying the straps)
What Machete? CS?
Yup. Build a lot of shelters with it. Hold an edge nice. Just wear gloves because the handle causes blisters if you just look at it.
Okay sounds good, ill check out the forums I guess. Also. Fin Gas Mask Bag love. Really wish I had bought 2.
Tier 1 armchair unit.
You prob haven't heard of us...
Get the special plastic alice frame, lighter and actually designed to work with molle straps.
I priced out a hellcat last week for 160 dollars with all new components except the actual straps which I can't find new, including a new camo alice med, all camo, and with the plastic frame.
I would build that but I already have an alice large and 2 swedes and I think I want a eberlestock G2
every post i see here about the LK35 is just fgsfds.
i can not think of a shittier pack off the top of my head.
to make one of them be not a piece of shit is even more work than an alice and more money because nothing will simply attach to the frame without intermediaries. i can understand /out/ers being upset about people recommending milsurp instead of saying 'milsurp is only okay' but people recommending LK35 ought to be strung up. i don't even get it.
Does anyone use the modular sleep system for camping? How is it?
Thanks for the link and info. Though I kinda wonder if at that price if I should just stalk my Local Mountain Equipment Co-op for a sale on a nice pack.
Id be interested too, though mostly in the functionality of the Bivy for it.
>not owning two
Most of their shit is shit, with exceptions for their smaller bags and shirts
I will admit, it's not amazing by a long shot. But for it's price and features it makes a very nice entry level ruck.
I own the 2nd layer, it's very comfy and built well.
Do you still need to pitch a tent or hooch or is the bivy supposed to be your complete camp?
If you still make a poncho hooch I don't see the point I'd rather get a 60 bux snugpak.
good but not lightweight by any means. comfortable and MODULAR*BUZZWORD™ but very heavy for what it is. you can find commercial bags rated below freezing that are very light for reasonable prices but if you can find a MSS for (much) cheaper than that and don't expect it to compliment your ultralight bag you won't be disappointed. do bear in mind you have to have the bivy, patrol bag and sleeping bag layered for it to meet the -40 rating it boasts and do compare to commercial bags on the market before you buy. milsurp tends to be cheap durable and heavy but never the best nor is it light.
Under the lid or on the front either way.
I once had a sleeping bag, a ground cover, and a bear can lashed to the front of my Alice large.
Would it be reasonable to put a normal sized sleeping bag on the bottom and a ground cover on the top like a normal pack?
I keep a 35 degree bag in the bottom of the pack with a big agnes air pad beside it. So if you have it in a stuff sack you'll be able to fit it all in. A tarp or ground cloth would fit under the straps and the lid.
So much regret.
>At least I have one
I'm so fucking glad I got two.
And my cousin got 1 too so I don't have to loan him one when we go out. I legitimately have 2 extra milsurp packs to use as loaners. Feels good man.
I would go for under the lid or compressed on the side. Its not the biggest pack.
I still can't decide between a plastic frame alice medium hellcat in all woodland and a eberlestock G2 in multicam.
I like my alice large for it's capacity and organization, so if I got the G2 I would put molle pouches all over the outside in the same pattern that an ALICE's pockets are to replicate my current user experience. That would make it even more expensive vs the hellcat that is only 160.
But it also has built in hydration support and the rifle carrier. I don't know if I can bring myself to open carry in the woods without the rifle carrier to make me seem non threatening. Maybe I"m just a pussy and I need to just get my permit to hunt coyotes and use that as my excuse.
I have an alice and I love it, but mine is in great condition. I've heard if youre a midget or a skeletal they really suck nuts. I suppose they would suck if the kidney straps were worn to hell as well. I see lots of people mod the frames to accompany a Molle style strap system like
I had to search a while but found mine for 45 bucks and its in very good condition. Ive heard good things about the hellcat mods
Its a good bag. Just have to pack the basic stuff since its not that large. I have a CCDW but if I have a rifle Im innawoods and not in a park. Where I live, they are mountains all over to get lost in. I can get on my atv and hit three counties without even touching the blacktop. All on on logging roads.
I wouldn't be able to put my sleeping bag inthe bottom of the bag like an alice but I can just put it on the bottom.
I don't pack much else, just food, a water bladder, and clothes in a USMC dry bag in the inside.
The rest of my stuff, fire starting kit, stove, water purifier, poncho with bungie cords, canteen with secondary stove and canteen cup, I would buy molle pouches for and put on the outside of the pack.
And obviously put my ground cover on the top or side.
it's just a camo goretex bivy in the most basic sense. if you can sleep without the tent's illusion of shelter it's just like every other bivy that doesn't have a face piece / net shelter. iirc the whole set up is cut the the same pattern as a mummy bag, without draw strings on the bivy.
you can camp with just the bivy or not. the only reason you'd explicitly need anything more than a sleeping bag and maybe a tarp to stop rain is purely psychological. whether local fauna possibly getting cozy bothers you or not is on you and you alone.
Sometimes you have to toss on gear and go camping in bad weather. Its not to look cool, its just incase SHTF. So I like posting silly stuff my friends and I do when people get all serious. lol
>go to flea market or ebay
>find head for 7 dollars shipped
>do not pay more
>soak in white vinegar overnight
>buy a handle
>good one is around $20 shipped
>wash off vinegar
>head the bit
>not fucking hard
>cold blue if you want to
>I'm not ATF
You now have a boss ass hatchet for $30 and you won't be laughed at by fellow boy scouts
i have an lk35
What I do for more space on the outside is strap a fanny-pack to either side, straps are longs enough to weave through the frame and the plastic buckle make it easy to remove or move around.
Pic related, its one of the hip-packs I use on my LK35.
I imagine any fanny/hip pack will work for this.
fuck yes! all of my camping is in national forests!
>Do they give two shits what you bring?
depends on your state hunting laws. For instance, in my state, I can use the "coyote hunting" excuse to carry a rifle innawoods, but I have to be smart to the facts of:
>need to have a hunting license to hunt coyote even though there's no bag limit
>can't carry guns during deer gun seasons without deer permits
so make sure you verify that shit with your state hunting laws.
Also: national forests prohibit "target shooting"...you're only allowed to discharge firearms for hunting and defense.
/k/omrade pls. And you still have to swing around a branch, besides from dulling your knife.
I use a MOLLE Gen2 ruck and I love it. It's what I'm used to and I really can't find a reason to use anything else.
I like batoning but you have to be retarded to think that it's easier than a good hatchet.
If you get that exhausted from splitting or even cutting wood with a hatchet or axe than you have either only held a chinkshit maul or have no idea what the fuck you are doing.
For what I paid for it (nothing), fucking excellent.
>green (light) bag is good to ~45 degrees
>black (thick) bag is good to ~30 degrees
>goretex bivvy bag is actually waterproof
I've not used it when it was cold enough to use both bags together, I've got a good 0deg North Face bag for that that's smaller/lighter than the 2 combined.
Gripes about it:
>the snaps are obnoxious and you WILL end up laying on at least some of them
>the zipper is fuckhuge and obnoxious and digs in if you lay on it
>the draft tube is vestigial on the black bag, the green bag doesn't have one: both bags leak air out the zipper like mad
>the bivvy bag has neither a full-cover hood nor mosquito netting so you still need at least some cover for your face
I've got two sets, both I was told to keep when the army switched to UCP (a woodland and a desert 3-pat one). I've also got a spare UCP bivvy bag I acquired by accident somewhere (literally digging through my gear and went WTF where'd this come from?).
I modded the woodland bivvy to include mosquito netting by chopping up an old Boy Scout mosquito net and sewing velcro to it and the bag. Works pretty good.
"Go-pack" inside ruck. This bag stores the food, water purification, sleeping system, medical supplies and other bare essentials I could survive with should I ever have to drop my ruck.
Eberlestock is one of the Top 3. It's the heaviest but most feature-rich.
In no specific order,
>Kitanica (ultralight featureless)
>eberlestock (heavyweight full-feature)
>Mystery Ranch (midweight, interesting innovations)
I've got a couple of their packs. I've got a McMillan (coyote tan), a Firefly (Realtree Max), and a Phantom (MC). They're heavy but have pockets everywhere and are made out of heavyweight cordura and good zippers.
For most people, I'd recommend going with Mystery Ranch. They're expensive but oh so worth it.
it's fine, but honestly far too large and bulky to carry for more than a few miles.
read the specs carefully. the temp ratings are for soldiers wearing their uniforms, boots, and for the low temperatures, several layers of winter clothing. you will not be able to sleep comfortably at the rated temperatures in your pajamas.
td,dr: get the kelty cosmic down 20 and save the money you would waste by putting the MSS in storage and buying a nicer bag down the line.
Muh nigga. I tend to keep all essential supplies in an outer bag (ie med kit, half shelter, light sleeping bag, spare fire supplies ect.) though I've never thought of a backpack to put in there, seems the run into >>22770964 's problem of 'if it can't fit in there you probably don't need it'
Surely that waste's a huge amount of space with the straps and padding taking up so much space. I can see your reason for it, but are you really that likely to have to drop your ruck?
The ruck holds extra clothes/uniforms and a big medical bag. Also more food/water etc
The inside of the ruck is huge. And I don't know if I'll ever have to drop my ruck or not. I'd rather be able to still have supplies should I end up in a situation where I have to evade but the weight of a full ruck would slow me down.
lol what? http://ads.midwayusa.com/product/916408/military-surplus-ilbe-rucksack-nylon-marpat?srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=36-8108936-2&ads=&cm_mmc=pf_ci_google-_-pf_ci_google-_-pf_ci_google-_-pf_ci_google
It's an okay deal, you can't really go wrong with it but I always found that it fit my manlet frame kind of awkwardly.
It's the best milsurp going.
It's an Arc'teryx bag, which means it's quality (assuming it isn't beat to shit and back).
It's better than most Kelty commercials, about on par with mid-level commercial bags.
It's heavy for a hiking backpack, but light-ish as far as milsurp goes.
Depends on what skills you have. The biggest problem I see with it is that most people will want to bring a tent with them, or a sleeping bag, and there is honestly no reasonable way to attach that kind of shit to an ILBE assault pack.
However, if you're open to hammock camping, that could be more feasible. You can get a fancy-pants hammock that comes with a rain fly (but let's be honest, if you're trying to innawoods with just an ILBE assault pack, you're probably not spending the money on that), or you can bring a tarp with you and set that up over the hammock. you'll still need padding/insulation below you to stay anywhere near warm though.
I have an Alice pack large and an ilbe that I nabbed from be, I was thinking of getting the lk35.
What's mods did you use for yours? I tried to
hellcat my Alice and botched the job.
Looking for a good 3-5 day pack that won't murder my spine.
Seconding this, I botched it up good n proper
k is for airsoft and stuff
>I think $400 on a sleeping bag is a lot of money
That is actually cheap, if you too are in the market for a nice down bag I suggest Enlightened Equipment.
Artlover is a well known pedo trip.
I actually wanted one of those hard when I first started getting into the whole "tactical equipment" thing, but I decided against wearing all Flecktarn and now I'm going for solid, flat colours.
They do make Flecktarn backpack covers, so you can go full stealth.
I'm actually kind of glad I'm not -that- serious about outdoorsing. I love camping but I already sink enough money into car parts.
Adult hobbies are much more expensive than the legos of my youth.
HAHAHA, holy shit, I cannot stop laughing. if you want treated goose down 400 dollars is the cost at wholesale of 24 oz of it. Jesus, I know I am on /k/ but still people should have some idea of worth.
Have you guys ever done a minimalistic "survival" expedition? Or at least fuck around with it when you're innawoods? I'm going camping in November I want to try my hand at building a wigwam. Since it's my first time trying I'll obviously bring a tent in case, but it'd be cool to build and sleep in my own shelter.
>Adult hobbies are much more expensive than the legos of my youth.
Tell me about it, man. The start up costs for real outdoorsing are crazy. And you can sink so much fucking money into cars, guns, video games, etc.
>here in Florida
where do we go in Florida to innawoods? I'm up on the panhandle and everywhere is either protected because of the fucking seabirds or is private property covered in sand
At least my legos have partially funded my outdoors gear and gun purchases recently..Yes I have been selling some of the rarer ones.
I am the person who paid that, I do not regret it because I know the costs of the materials involved, which is something others seem to have issues with.
>modular sleep system for camping?
For camping I use a Cabelas Alaskan Guide 6-man tent, (with wall-to-wall carpeting)
a Cabelas Lounge cot and either my old mid-weight Boy Scout nylon/flannel sleeping
bag or a heavy canvas/flannel bag (I've pinned both together with safety pins for deer
hunting in Michigan during Nov).
I see no point in being uncomfortable when camping.
For a bug-out bag on the other hand, the military modular system can be doable and it's
good down to below freezing and will keep you dry, though it is also heavy and bulky.
If you're willing to accept the weight & bulk, you might as well add a Thermarest self-inflating
sleeping pad inside the bivy bag for comfort and added insulation.
I have a very light sleeping bag I paid not much for, and an old one that has been in the house for years so is basically free for me.
If I decide I want something more, I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
I'm not one to knock people for their spending habits, but at least I don't waste my money on booze and smoking.
>Hey anon, is your family rich or something, you always go on vacations
No we just aren't fucking retards with our money.
How is your nugget treating you?
I was in the same boat, my wife and I were using old bags my parents didnt use anymore. We got sick of lugging the bags around, even with a nice compression bag they were still 20L. I did a lot of research and for two people we decided that in terms of money spent and weight that a two person sleeping quilt is the way to go.
You would be surprised at the number of backpackers who realize that sleeping is more important than saving grams. The one thing to not skimp on is sleeping equipment. If you arent well rested you dont have as much energy and it wont matter how light your pack is then.
I'm in pretty desperate need of a new pair of boots (for hunting as well as general wear) and after looking around at all the places in my town that sell boots I decided on a pair of 8" all-leather Danner pronghorns. I have yet to pull the trigger but I will tomorrow; is there a better option out there in the same or lower price range or did I pick a winner?
well If I recall he plans to make the group order website open to people making their own if this order goes well.
Who knows, maybe you have a lot of kommandos around you that would be interested.
Hopefully. Ill probably have better luck if I try and get a couple buddies interested in some nick nacks off their site, then i can order another round of stuff. Bag, and More M/62. The Hammock tarps they have look pretty good too, might buy one of those for my hammock setup. Any other anons like to use a hammock while innawoods?
On a scale of 1-10, how bad/good would you say these in particular for innawoods?
I prefer high boots, but those look okay. No membrane, but full leather can be waterproofed relatively easily by treating it with oil and polish. No experience whatsoever with that particular brand or model, so I can't rate them.
I use this for weekend hikes. It's by far not the best but the design grew on me while conscription.
I only drink at fridays. so.
get gud with technique you fuckin pleb and you won't destroy your knife cut small logs not giant fucking ones ya wee cunt
got to post in style brah
>medium alice pack
>top flap pocket: rain gear
>outside middle pocket: large first aid kit and wire cutters
>left outside pocket:water filtration system and fire starting kit in their own color coded drybags
>right outside pocket: dry bag with flashlight/head light and batteries and a dry bag with warm gloves and hat.
>radio pouch: 3 to 5 freeze dried meals (mountain house, backpackers pantry ect) right now its three:beef stew chicken Alfredo and teriyaki chicken with rice. I also add dry snacks to this pouch or drink mix.
>main pouch: sleeping bag, set of clothes, mess kit, and a 6 liter camel pack
>under top flap: rolled up jacket
>on top of top flap: ground map
>under pack: elkridge hook machete (i just replaced this with a hickory handled hatchet yesterday. i slip that in behind the middle pocket
>outside molle pouch: i carry sun screen, bug repellent,flashlight,a leatherman, a head gator, a 1 liter water bottle, and any other tools if i need them EX: an etool.
i also carry an esse 4,h&k conspiracy by benchmade, another 1 liter water bottle,extra lighter,sunglasses
The tent is four USgi shelter halves. I use a one person backpacking tent (which gets strapped to the left side of the pack) because its lighter.
something was ouside my tent it was super spooky
i went camping for 5 days with this set up in the california scrub brush during the currant drought in summer. I added 2 sodas, 20 oz of rum,snack bars and shit.
I went with 3 other people and found that a tent is bullshit in the hot if there are trees. The girl who was with us had a hammock and i slept with her for most of the day
took me a second...
thought you had pic related for a second.
Oh for fucks sake mate.............. I hope this is bait....... Why........
If serious..... that's literally x10 the weight of the anything you would actually carry /out/ ..... if just redneck car camping = worst tent also for this... literally nothing practical here apart from its durability..... But I suppose If your just using it to camp in the backyard to beat off to gay furry porn cos your sister can hear you as you live in the same room it may be a good option.... ,.. those new pegs and twine have operator written all over them.....
>tfw i don't have a sister to beat off in front of
thanks for reminding me anon
>3-5 day trips innawoods
Just stating that in all probability this just may not be a credible source given the backdrop. .... Any hoo I'll give the poor bloke a break hes probably having fun with that gear now that he may have set it up a few more times.
As for LK35 compare to an ALICE pack.... LK35 ........ but in all honesty fuck that go a Trizip masterrace
in Valhalla we will all have little sisters.
i see you can't be fucked to read the thread. Here you go you lazy fuck >>22780095
>The tent is four USgi shelter halves. I use a one person backpacking tent (which gets strapped to the left side of the pack) because its lighter.
>Any hoo I'll give the poor bloke a break hes probably having fun with that gear now that he may have set it up a few more times.
i made that image as a joke. I posted it as the OP for a milsurp thread.
Sorry guys I still dont get the point of carrying useless shitty gear for 3-5 days... regardless of how you want to pack that shit.... Ok horses for courses I suppose ... Im coming from a practicality viewpoint as I as Im innawoods a fair bit ..... I get the milsurp feels though .... just not enough to carry x4 the weight if actually covering some ground...
Anyways good luck with it anon .... didnt mean to be too much or a prick.... Enjoy where ever that canvas beast takes you.....