Am a fan of both the large ALICE and Swedish lk35 bags. Of course, as ever it depends what someone wants to do.........I know where your coming from Dave , I have a hankering for an Alice Pack , not quite sure why ..........
When ya going in to production
Look up RIT Dyeing on EDC forum, there are a few people who have tried it.
Hopefully I should have my Olive Green cloned(ish) field pack finished this week.
I wanted to see what everyone's favourite Army Surplus Bag is, and what they use it for (e.g. Hiking, Day Pack, Camping).
Doesn't matter if you have more than one favourite Army Surplus Bag, I'd like to hear your opinions and what you have to say about them!
I have a couple of favourites myself:
One of them is the Danish Army Haversack.
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This is one of my favourites because for me, its not too big, and its not too small either. I can easily fit my Vintage Swiss Army Canteen in there along with a packed lunch, if I was going hiking. But I have also used it for an 'overnighter', in which I was able to carry all my necessities (Canteen, Mess Kit, Food, Fire Kit, Knife etc.). But it has loops on the exterior bottom, which is convenient, as I usually tie up my Plash Palatka to it.
Another one of my favourite Army Surplus Bags is the German Army Alpine Pack.
I have the Third Generation of this Pack, which means its made from Polyester. It has a capacity of 25 Litres, and I usually use it as a Day Pack or a Two Day Camping Pack. It has no trouble fitting in my equipment, but what I most like about this bag, is that it uses the German Army Sleeping Mat as the back support. Even though the sleeping mat is not the best, its still better than nothing. The pack also has two exterior pouches, which you can place all of your necessities in. The pockets however are not fully attached to the pack it self. This acts as a sort of 'sleeve', in which you can slide an axe, walking stick etc. down there. I just find this pack very practical, but very basic too.
So what are your favourite Army Surplus Bags?
We have a a number of Hultafors Outdoor Knives with Firesteels
You can see more details here in this thread OUTDOOR KNIVES
The price is £27 and you can pay via the paypal button below.