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#16 OP Draconian Guppy

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:05

I'm going to start cheap and work my way up. I seem to have settled on this:

http://theopsdeck.co...tion%20Pack.htm

And the price can't be beat

Did you actually buy one of those?


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:06

Did you actually buy one of those?


Not yet, money is tight

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:14

Not yet, money is tight


Found this one on their site:
http://theopsdeck.co...%20Mod%20AP.htm
Though it says nothing about material, warranty, etc. Most of the ones in my original list have lifetime warranty!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:17

Not necessarily, But ATM it's what i've found, hence why i'm asking around, so if you got any suggestions, shoot.


Daily use bags (non- military) aren't too expensive. The catch is, the military-grade bags are bigger, heaver and built to last. I would bet money that I could throw my CFP-90 fully loaded down the side of a mountain and it would be fine.
I'd recommend using one bag for camping/hiking and another for daily use.

Cheaperthandirt has a lot of options.

http://www.cheaperth...61&pagenumber=1

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:28

you might want to look into a model that has a camelbak integrated system. if you are on the roll alot and get thirsty.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:35

Daily use bags (non- military) aren't too expensive. The catch is, the military-grade bags are bigger, heaver and built to last. I would bet money that I could throw my CFP-90 fully loaded down the side of a mountain and it would be fine.
I'd recommend using one bag for camping/hiking and another for daily use.

Cheaperthandirt has a lot of options.

http://www.cheaperth...61&pagenumber=1


Whoa! A whole lotta brands there! This just makes it harder :p edit: though some brands I know about like 5.11, voodoo, etc.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:45

Whoa! A whole lotta brands there! This just makes it harder :p


Didn't mean to do that. :laugh:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 17:48

I see what you did there! :rolleyes:
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 18:15

Damnit! Now you made me fall in love with the http://www.contextcl...tem.php?id=1934 Goruck GR1 ... at least I know what I can wish for my birthday :)

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 18:22

Yeah, we can all blame Sanctified for that! In the end, the GR1 and GR2 sleek design can't be beat! Though the more I see the GR1 the more i'm convinced the GR2 is better.. But $400 bucks!!!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 18:12

I couldn't hold out any longer and placed my order:
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 18:17

Well as you can see in the thread you mentioned in the OP. I like the Eberlestock style backpacks, but I use mine for specialty needs, although you could use the scabbard as a compartment for a laptop.
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This bag can hold a lot, I use it as my bug out bag
To give you an idea on how much it can hold i'll give you a run down on the things I have in it
Garmin GPS
Solar Powered battery charger, ipod.
8 AA and AAA batteries
Head Lamp
100+ feet if 550 paracord
100 feet of fishing line,fishing hooks and tackle
first aid kit, band aids,quik clot, ace badges,asprin,burn cream,anti inflammatory pills, eye drops. tweezers
coleman camping stove with propane bottle
extra set of clothes. T-shirt,jeans,underwear and socks
garbage bags,tin foil,toilet paper,tooth paste, deodorant,tissue, shampoo,soap
signal mirror,whistle,flash light,
petroleum jelly soaked cotton balls,egg carton fire starters,lighter,water poof and storm proof matches,fire steel,small fire starting logs.
water personification iodide
2 cans of tuna,beans,oatmeal and kool-Aid
Tin cup and tin bowl
gerber freeman knife
camelbak 2 liter
electrical tape
pens,note pad
scissors
foldable shovel
shemagh


*if needed two AR-15 mags and extra ammo*

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 18:27

Can easily see those are more fitted for serious hiking, no doubt.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 19:00

I couldn't hold out any longer and placed my order:
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Sanctified and I should get some sort of comission for this!!!! :p

Can easily see those are more fitted for serious hiking, no doubt.


Well as you can see in the thread you mentioned in the OP. I like the Eberlestock style backpacks, but I use mine for specialty needs, although you could use the scabbard as a compartment for a laptop.

Agreed, The reason I like the GR's, is because of how sleek and "unofensive" they look, eg: Not like i'm carrying a ak-47 or a bomb just because of the cameo-multi-cam appareance on a day to day use.

Edit: Advancer would you be so kinda as to post a down to earth review on the GR1 when you receive it? Those people on EDC are hard... Either they find it too expensive or the reviews there seem to over the top eg seems GRs marketing team wrote them.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 19:02

Osprey make great stuff :)