Hiking and Camping

Latest MOLLE Pack Deals From Ebay: FREE BONUSES!! 24PCS US MILITARY MOLLE II RIFLEMAN RUCK

US MILITARY ASSAULT PACK HEAVY DUTY THREE DAY MOLLE II ACU BACKPACK w/STIFFENER – $43.99
Features:
*Featured Refinements: Assault Pack
*Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
*US Military Surplus: NSN 8465-01-524-5250
*Theme: Militaria

GENUINE U.S. MILITARY ISSUE MOLLE II Rucksack Large Pack Backpack Surplus – $33.22

SGI US MILITARY MOLLE II PATROL ASSAULT PACK W/ STIFFENER 3 DAY BACKPACK – $47.95
Features
*Material: Nylon Cordura
*Capacity: 1850 cu in
*Color: ACU Digital Camo
*Manufacturer: Specialty Defense
*NSN #: 8465-01-524-5250

USGI Military ACU Molle 3-Day Assault Pack Backpack (No Stiffener) GOOD USED – $29.99

Read the rest of the post to see all of the MOLLE pack deals. […]

Three Day Assault pack
Hiking and Camping

Military Surplus Three Day Assault Pack

The Three Day Assault pack is a military surplus backpack that was designed for excursions lasting more than one day. It has a capacity of around of 1,850 cubic inches, which is enough room for the essentials.

The Three Day Assault pack has three compartments, large main compartment and an outer compartment. The outer compartment has a small storage pouch inside, and outside of it.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the United States military phased out the ALICE pack in favor of the MOLLE.

Three Day Assault Pack

The Three Day Assault pack is one of four backpacks in use by the United States Army:

  • Patrol Pack – Suited for day hikes, or lightweight overnight camping trips. No frame.
  • Three Day Assault pack – Large enough for a couple of days in warm weather camping. No frame.
  • Medium MOLLE – Slightly larger than the three day pack and has a frame.
  • Large MOLLE – Largest of the four packs. Suited for excursions lasting several days and has a frame.

[…]

Red Rock gear sling pack on hiking trip.
Survival Gear

Gear Sling Pack For Get Home Bag

Are gear sling packs suited for a get home bag? After a hiking trip in July of 2016, my opinion is that it you use a gear sling for a get home bag there are some things you need to look for in the pack design.

The July hiking trip was a little short at around 6 – 8 miles. Up until then I had never taken a gear sling pack on more than just a couple of miles. At round maybe the 5 – 6 mile mark, the strap started digging into my shoulder. My arm felt like it was going numb from the pain.

I took a bandanna, folded it up and put it between the strap and my shoulder for extra padding. That helped for a little bit.

The pack I was using is a Red Rock Rambler. The strap is on the left side and can not be switched to the right. I ended up taking the pack off and carrying it by hand for the last couple of miles. The pain was so intense my shoulder was sore for a couple of days.

Get Home Bag

[…]