To some survivalist, collecting gear is like collecting stamps, or collecting coins – we can always find a way to justify buying something new. For some people its boots, backpacks, a compass, hats, gloves, sleeping bags,,,, you get the picture.
I guess my gear fetish is backpacks, I just like having the right pack for the job. Whether its a day hike, over night camping trip, 8 mile hike in 100 degree heat,,, its nice to have the right pack to carry the gear.
For over 10 years my daypack, overnight hot weather pack was a simple Jansport cloth backpack – very much like a school book bag. When more gear was needed, I would carry my medium or large ALICE pack. ne thing seemed certain – the larger the pack, the more gear someone is to carry. So having a large pack is not always a good thing. After my gear selection outgrew the medium ALICE, I bought a large ALICE pack.
In 2009 I received a couple of packs from Maxpedition, and they quickly became my favorite packs. The Jansport pack that served me well for years was tossed to the side in favor of a Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy.
My current backpack list includes:
Jansport cloth backpack
Maxpedition Proteus Versipack
Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy
Maxpedition Condor II
Maxpedition Vulture II
Kelty Big Bend
Post your comments in the gear fetish thread of the forums.