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What can a grenade pouch be used for? Decades ago grenade pouches use to be attached to ALICE M16 magazine pouches, but not anymore. Now, grenade pouches come in an assortment of colors and can be attached anywhere you have MOLLE webbing. This means a MOLLE grenade pouch can be attached anywhere from the shoulder straps of a military surplus three day assault pack to a load bearing harness. As nice as they are, what can grenade pouches be used for?
When the question of grenade pouches first came up I ordered a couple of them off Ebay. At first glance they look like the old style ALICE compass pouch, just with MOLLE webbing and shaped a little different. The grenade pouch is also a little wider than the old ALICE compass pouch. This means whatever fit nicely in the compass pouch was going to fit loose in the grenade pouch. Most people these days see ALICE gear as an outdated relic, and for the most part it is. However, there are some old school diehards who still use ALICE packs, so the comparison between the compass pouch and grenade pouch were included in this article.
What will and will not fit in a grenade pouch? […]
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USGI US MILITARY MOLLE II PATROL ASSAULT PACK W/ STIFFENER 3 DAY BACKPACK
Material: Nylon Cordura
Capacity: 1850 cu in
Time Period Manufactured: 2001-Now
Color: ACU Digital Camo
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Manufacturer: Specialty Defense
Modified Item: No
NSN #: 8465-01-524-5250
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“Should I buy, an ALICE Pack or a MOLLE Pack?” – that is one of the questions that I see a lot of on the forum. The answer is not a simple one. Before you can answer a question, sometimes you have to ask a few questions.
How much room do you need and how rugged do you need the frame? For example, the MOLLE pack has a plastic frame, ALICE has a metal frame.
A couple of weeks ago my son, nephew and I went on a boating / camping trip. We loaded up the gear, launched the boat and headed out to a camping spot on the river. While we were there, I decided to put together a video about the packs and do a little comparison.
My first exposure to the ALICE pack was way back in either 1992 or 1993. One of my good buddies had just came back from the first Persian gulf conflict, and one of the first things he did was buy himself a medium ALICE pack to replace the one he had been using in the ARMY. I liked the pack so much, I bought myself one. The difference between my buddies pack and mine – my pack was woodland camo, while my buddies pack was olive drab. After using the medium ALICE for a few years, I found it was a little so, so I bought a large ALICE pack in olive green.
My first exposure to the MOLLE pack was a couple of months ago after I bought 3 packs off ebay.
The three packs that my son, nephew and I brought on the camping included:
- Large MOLLE with internal sleep system.
- MOLLE II with external sleep system.
- Medium ALICE pack.