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    Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

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    Mr. Mike

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    Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by Mr. Mike on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:29 pm

    So, I've needed a decent backpack forever and have resisted buying one because any pack worth the space it takes up is usually around $100. Well, yesterday I happened upon one of these for $35 bucks, so I jumped.

    Let me say, I am impressed with it's seemingly never ending capacity for stuff.

    I packed it for the VOT and added a couple extras just to see what it will actually hold in it's deep 3 pocket setup.

    My loadout is as follows:
    1 pair Carhart pants, 1 pair swim trunks, 1 pair khaki shorts, 4 changes of underwear, socks, and undershirts, 4 t-shirts, PJ pants, two heavy long sleeve shirts, a pair of mechanics gloves, and a cotton hat.

    I got all that in and realized I still had a ton of room left so I started shoving other stuff in:
    Threw in a aluminium 1 quart water bottle, toiletries, both my pistols, and 100 rounds extra for both.

    STILL have more room to go:
    In goes a gazetteer, a decent knife, a headlamp, some basic first aid stuff(band aids,gauze,Tylenol, etc.) I didn't bother to put any fire starter stuff in since I'm a smoker and always have a means to start a fire anyways.

    OK, now it's getting full, but wait! I have little tabs all over this thing, so I figured out I can mount my kydex holster on the shoulder strap and get the .45 out of the bag and up near my chest. I can tuck a day's worth of snacks and 3-4 20.oz bottles of water in there too.

    It has a provision for one of those camel back things also if I want to lose the bottled water and aluminum reusable bottle. The only things I wish this bag had were the little side pouches and maybe 1 or 2 smaller pouches on the outside.

    This will become a standard item in the Jeep now, I can't believe how much stuff I can put in here. Obviously if I wasn't packing for 4 days of camping I would have more room for other non clothing items, and that will increase it's versatility as a truck bag greatly. I will likely pack it with two days of clothes when it goes in the Jeep and fill in the extra space with other stuff that would be useful if I was in a situation where I needed to abandon my truck and walk out of wherever I am.
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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by MtnClimber on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:48 pm

    Great score! I may have a spare pouch from my sniper rifle boomstick case.
    (as far as the VOT is concerned, you won't need your Gazetteer, but of course bring it if you choose).
    I may also have a spare camelback pouch if you want one friday 

    Can you fit your pea-shooter in the small horizontal pouch on the bottom?


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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by mike ZJ on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:06 pm

    It's very easy to add pouches all over that with all the Molle . that's a nice bag for the money
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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by Mr. Mike on Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:15 pm

    MtnClimber wrote:I may also have a spare camelback pouch if you want one friday 

    Can you fit your pea-shooter in the small horizontal pouch on the bottom?


    Yeah, if you have one(camelback) your not using I'd be into having it. AFA the pea shooter, yes it fits, even the fo-five fits but it's tight and it has to be out of it's holster which I didn't dig at all, right now it has glasses, gloves, hearing protection, some trash bags and my headlamp in it.
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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by Mr. Mike on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:01 pm

    21.2 pounds ready to go for 4 days. That's with no food or water in there so figure 23-25 lbs with a day or two worth of food and water and eliminating a few changes of clothes.
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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by MtnClimber on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:03 pm

    That's much water at roughly 8lbs/gallon.

    Is it full yet? Laughing 


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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by Mr. Mike on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:49 pm

    Yes, it's full now.cheers 
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    Re: Fox Outdoors 3 day pack

    Post by FJ Boozah on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:14 pm

    Good score. That's very close to my large AR go bag for when shit gets really bad. Works beautifully. You'll want another real soon haha. Molle is the shit

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