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Old 03-18-2010, 09:56 PM
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Does anyone here recall the model name of this old military rucksack in the attached photos?

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Old 03-18-2010, 10:07 PM
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looks german or some similar euro design...
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:23 PM
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looks german or some similar euro design...
Yes. As I recall, it's French.

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Old 03-18-2010, 10:45 PM
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Yes. As I recall, it's French.

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must be older... doesn't look like anything i saw the french wearing...

but then i wasn't paying tons of attention.

i've noticed the continentals have a real thing for single massive main compartments and no secondary pockets(or next to none). the german designs are similarly monolithic.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:38 PM
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The USMC - ILBE PACK looks very nice, check it out...........
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:15 AM
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The USMC - ILBE PACK looks very nice, check it out...........

fun fact: that's actually an arc'tyrx pack. the corps looked at a lot of different options, including the CFP-90(that i swear is one of the best designed military packs out there) and went with the MOLLE update of the ALICE framed pack, and decided they hated it, so solicited designs. arc'tyrx won the bidding, and BOOM, the marines had a fairly well-designed internal frame pack.

downsides: it's a bit narrow-mouthed(so doesn't carry the bulky items the marines port about too easily), and the capacity is a little low, volume-wise, compared to their old capability. so thusly a reorganization of their packing methodology has been happening too.

but you're right, they ARE nice packs. pretty well built. suprisingly comfortable(though a little odd to wear without body-armor) for a military pack(so is the CFP-90).

load bearing has come a looooong way.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:54 PM
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I have been thinking about a rucksack, something very like the one sold on the DD hammock web page: DD Pack.

I sorta like the idea of using it as a day pack when Hammock camping on a quick hike. The regular pack I have now is a 60L that I love, but not good for a quick getaway. the military style would be great for my needs on a quick hike.

i will have to head down to the Army/navy store!!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:10 PM
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I notice the mounted crewman (tanker's) pack is showing up on the surplus market for about $40. This pack is huge - 34" x 17.5" x 12" and is NOT designed for backpacking but it would make a fine bugout bag when you have a vehicle or a wheeled cart for it.

The GI duffle bag is okay for this use BUT is top-loading. The crewman pack is designed to carry bedding, extra clothing - including boots, and personal gear in an organized way that allows access without having to empty the bag to get to stuff in the bottom. It's carried from the vehicle to the billet and back again and keeps all your stuff in one spot. It does this very well and the price is right for a large, Cordura pack.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:46 PM
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I got 2 ALICE packs with frames for a good price. The add said they can be used with or without the frame. How do the straps attach to the pack once you take them off of the frame? So far I have just looped them around the big top pad of the pack, but that does not seem right.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:08 PM
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I think only the medium can be used without the frame. The large size doesn't have connection points at the bottom of the bag for the straps.
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