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hey guys i have a quick question for you.

im 6ft 5 tall and roughly 340lbs. im trying to put together my first Bug out bag but cant find one of bigger size. i want a 3 day pack. everything i find looks like a pk of cigs strapped to a normal sized guys back on me. any suggestions other than a alice pk?

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If your in decent shape to carry a full backpacking pack consider that. kelty makes good packs for the price. A lot of people like maxpedition and camelbak but those are closer to normal sized packs. Look at smaller brand backpacking packs and if you have a REI or backpacking supply store near you just go check some packs out.

 

http://www.kelty.com/c-backpacks.aspx#subcategory=internal-frame|external-frame|militarytactical&gender=unisex

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i just didnt see anything i liked in Kelty for myself actually. they do make high quality stuff though.

my g.friends big pack is Kelty. i do like the maxpedition stuff too and they look nice as well.

im also trying to keep the price a little on the reasonable side too though. $200 for a pack is a little

on the extreme side for my budget at this point. im looking for a book bag looking pack for now.

i dont want it to scream "GEAR INSIDE" by looking to tactical. it needs to blend in a good bit since im in

Atlanta. i need pockets but nothing to overboard. i will make a get home bag from a sling pack eventually too.

i just need maxpedition to make something a little bigger and a little cheaper lol.

anymore suggestions guys?

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I wish i could help. I have actually seen a bag that would probably work, problem is i couldn't tell you the brand if I tried. i know it was overly big on the Marines I saw purchase it, and it fit over gear and the like. It was black in color, and frame-less. Try looking at some of the larger assault packs (if you are worried about it looking too military, get black) or maybe get a good quality book bag. I have seen some people at my school who fit your description of yourself with smaller bookbags, and though they look tiny, they still fit the bill for what they need. IMHO, I wouldn't worry about it looking smallish (if that's your concern) get something that fits the bill for what you need. I have sort of fallen in love with my 5.11 Rush 12. Its small, but it is well built. they make a Rush 24, and a Rush 72. i would suggest looking at those (they come in black too, if your worried). The only downside is that they run a little on the expensive side. But every review I have read, minus like two, has been very favorable, and i LOVE mine. And I know that I can put at least three days worth of stuff into it (in the Marines i learned how to condense things pretty well). Hope that helps.

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drag a small trailer hell your big enough cut the tongue off or it will beat your ankles black and blue..

 

but really a good old alice pack and frame the large is 20 x 20 x 19 considering all that you can

strap on with bungee cords I always tell people to have a folding soft chair the bigger you are

the more you should consider this rest needs to be restful comfort is very important.

 

if you do not want to look to para military paint it ..

 

 

big people need more vitamins water and slightly more calories and care for your feet and joints

extra dry socks wide shoulder straps and even a good hip belt to distribute evenly the load.

a good joint cloucosimin, if someone has any knowledge let ricksconnected know.

 

good quality boots and knee pads elbow pads and gloves I cannot stress enough protect your joints

you may be strong but your extra strength needs to bear the extra water and nutrition you need

many friends are big and tall all are having problems with their joints and wish they would have taken

better care of themselves.

 

so do not over pack yourself with equipment keep it sensible but you will need to carry 1 gallon of water

and more food bars to snack and keep your blood sugars stabile.

 

get an ok from your doctor for aspirin regiment and a fasting blood test to see if your cholesterol

and minerals are balanced this is good to do every few years anyway.

 

burn twice as hot and burn out twice as fast

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snake

to funny. :D

the alice would be a good back pack if i werent in the city trying to get out (if that became the case).

people have an eye for military looking stuff. so far im screwed as to finding anything thats correctly sized to my frame. yeah im trying to take better care of myself these days. trying to watch my health, weight, you name it. even stopped smoking to get myself in better shape. 4 months and no cigs.

im planning my pack now. (i will find one lol) i dont want to over pack. i bet a lot of guys/gals do that

not thinking.

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I think I mentioned it

 

but you can paint a pack put some emblems on it like volunteer male porn star or something

make it look liberal a college patch or my girlfriend left me because I am a vegetarian.

most people accept what they see.

 

a friend has stickers on his back window

surfer stuff people ask him where he surfs and all kinds of questions hell I ain't sure he can even swim

 

that's why my vehicle does not have any right wing stickers or gun related sayings.

 

consider a mountain bike and saddlebags as well as a backpack I saw some interesting sites

on motorizing bicycles

 

REI climbing and sports equipment if you have one in your area but the big Sherpa types are

expensive but they got features and pockets galore.

 

or just a big duffel bag about the right size for you and alter it with 2 straps and find some

laptop cases and they have all kinds of pockets and stuff them in the duffel bag.

if you have to dump the duffel you can carry one laptop case on each side.

 

hey I just remembered I had a gear bag for my diving gear held everything and had

2 heavy duty straps and was rubber coated inside my girlfriend at the time could fit in it

and weighed less than my gear LOL some of these snowboarding bags look kind of similar.

 

wish you luck

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Try SandPipers "Longrange" or their (yes this is really what it is called) Bug out Bag which is quite expandable they are a common item as a good number of us on active duty dump our issued Molle rucks in favor of them. they come in black, ACU, Forest Green and Coyote if you know they can be ordered on line through most tactical stores but if you know someone one active duty they are sold in the PX/BX and in the MCSS (Military Clothing Sales Stores) at about 20% lower the long range is on my wish list but own two Bug out Bags I have had the one since 2003 it has served 3 tours and is still solid just a little faded from being strapped to vehicles or on my back for two years in Iraq and a year in Afganistan.

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Rick,

I posted a link to a website under the vendors forum. They had some neat stuff on there and you mgiht just be able to find exactly what your looking for, I found some great looking packs on there that i would honestly use for school. You should check it out!

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I'm active duty navy and we have our "sea bags" that our made of really tough nylon tat haul everything from gear to linen and it is frameless but says "military" all over it but it should suit ur size a bit and depending on ur inventory I couldn't tell u if it would be a comfortable wear or not but they are cheap as hell usually around 20-30 bucks and will last through the elements.

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ricksconnected Check out LA police gears web sight in the closeout section. They have an operators pack it's 20hx15wx12d on sale for $45 and it's hydration compatible they got them in black, tan, and OD. I'm in the same boat your in 6'3" 280lbs. most packs dont look right on me. Anyway my daughters are ordering me one for x-mas so got to wait on mine (I'm like an impatient kid right now waiting x-mas). I think it might be what you are looking for. GOOD LUCK http://www.lapolicegear.com/lapg-operator-backpack.html

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Glad you liked it ricks i like the way it is setup has plenty of storage and dividers inside. the main thing i like are the molles on the bottom so you can carry a sleeping bag. Oh yeah and the price is right too.

And your right being big sucks and it was easier to put the weight on than take it off.

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Rick - VooDoo tactical make some good bigger bags. Cheap too. But those bags from the guy who first responded to you are really good too. the number 110 is the cubic inches for gear. I built two go bags using the Northface versions. The biggest ones they have. Greeeat bags just really expensive. good luck

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I have to agree with Warrior, the Sandpiper of California bags are all that and a bag of chips. I own 2 in Coyote and my son uses one as a book bag for school (7th grade) for the last 3 years and it has handled all his abuse (which may be more than it seen during my deployments). I bought a new one (the Long Range) and gave him the old one (Bug Out Bag). Now I just my wife to get him a book bag so I can repack the bag as it was intended. We have BOBs packed, but I'd rather swap out one of the cheaper hunting packs for the Sandpiper.

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When i started to build my bag. i had just seen the move The Road. It scared me to death knowing I have two kids. So my obsession took over. I have a few well thought out bags. But I built them for long term. As if Im on the road wondering around looking for a new life. Or to travel the 200 miles to my Bug Out Location. which is high in the mountains. I live in NYC. So getting there might be a voyage. I started building my Bug out Vehicle. A 95 Jeep Wrangler. a huge monster truck of sorts. post-1372-13851497637297_thumb.jpg But i did research on my bag for months before I even got one. I went to EMS and other out door camping stores and got other stuff while I was looking for the right bag. I eventually went with the long last super supported well constructed NorthFace expedition bags. But after spending time doing research and working with tactical equipment I found the VooDoo company makes good bags. There is zero shoulder support and the construction is kinda MADE IN CHINA'ish. But for a quick 3 day bag its the way to go...You can attach more Molle gear like a shotgun scabbard These are all great bags. But if you really want to get some bang for your buck you go with EBERLESTOCK My best friend has the Gun Slinger bag and he has over 60pounds worth of gear inside of it and it fits comfortable and walks even. I would go with one of the bigger bags since he has no room for a sleeping bag or a tent. The bag situation stressed me out, Because the truth is, if you need a BUG OUT BAG. who really knows how long you will need it for. If shit hits the fan, it might become your only possession.

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