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Ordered a new EDC bag!
10-02-2014, 07:59 PM (This post was last modified: 10-02-2014 08:00 PM by RJDSRT.)
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Ordered a new EDC bag!
My current bag (which i have posted in another thread) has done well for me, but after a year is starting to break down a little bit. It still has plenty of life left but I wanted to get a new one before my current on was completely shot. Some of the seams are coming apart, stitching is not the greatest, and the material is not very strong. For 30 dollars, I got my money's worth out of it.

Here is the new bag Big GrinBig Grin Ordered from Maxpedition
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It has a crap load of storage, and built in CCW capable, velcro lined pockets (you have to buy the holster and mag holder separately, which I did). They hold the gun really well. In my current bag, I have my glock in a leather holster strapped in to the main compartment which works VERY well but this new bag is a major improvement.

My favorite part about this style bag is the ease of access to the items in the bag, including firearm access. A simple rotation of the bag puts everything right where you need it.
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These things are built like brick houses. Check them out if you need a great bag!! Thumbs up

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10-02-2014, 08:04 PM
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Very nice, congrats
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10-02-2014, 08:12 PM
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Thanks! It is hard to justify that kind of money for a bag, but I really do carry it every single day. I'm putting a lot of stress on my cheap bag which really was not made for EDC. I think in the long run, this one will pay for itself.

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10-02-2014, 09:28 PM (This post was last modified: 10-02-2014 09:29 PM by BelieveIn308.)
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No it is not, not if it lasts for years. It is harder to justify buying a new bag every two years.

Just like guns quality in gear is a good thing, and will shine through when you NEED it most. When you are treking overland is not the time you need to worry about a broken strap. Plus that one looks like it could handle an IFAK as well.
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10-02-2014, 10:08 PM
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Two things that I do need on top of new winter gear... New bag, and I've been wanting to put some kind of first aid kit in my car...

That is a nice purchase though! You're going to have to do some follow through with some likes and dislikes pretty soon!

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10-03-2014, 06:56 AM
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I've been checking this one out: http://static.511tactical.com/mag/media/...328_01.jpg

Currently I'm using an 8 yr old North Face Recon bag that has been through hell and back.
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10-03-2014, 08:36 AM
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(10-03-2014 06:56 AM)Mike25 Wrote:  I've been checking this one out: http://static.511tactical.com/mag/media/...328_01.jpg

Currently I'm using an 8 yr old North Face Recon bag that has been through hell and back.

5.11 makes a great product, but I do not like how their single strap is centered. That makes carrying it uncomfortable. I was looking at a few of theirs as well.

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10-03-2014, 08:39 AM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2014 08:39 AM by RJDSRT.)
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(10-03-2014 08:38 AM)RJDSRT Wrote:  [quote='Ringo3632' pid='2638' dateline='1412305724']
Two things that I do need on top of new winter gear... New bag, and I've been wanting to put some kind of first aid kit in my car...

That is a nice purchase though! You're going to have to do some follow through with some likes and dislikes pretty soon!

My trauma kit is in the front pouch of my current bag, and I switched the zipper strings to red paracord to make it more identifiable and easier to get if I ever had to direct someone to my bag - "go to that bag and get the trauma pack out of the red zipper compartment". Having been a fireighter/emt I can tell you that those little things make it easy when you need someone to help. I have had people bring be back some weird things, or nothing at all.

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10-03-2014, 09:19 AM
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That's a very good idea... I always have everything organized in my bag so I know exactly where everything sits (except some little stuff..) But that's an easy way for someone else to navigate. I'm going to use that idea.

I've looked up various first aid kits in general, have a little idea what I'm looking for... Being someone with experience, do you have any recommendations? Either goods brand, specific type, or a particular item that was useful?

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10-03-2014, 09:37 AM
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Emulation is the sincerest form of flattery. I am in the process of making paracord pulls for my bags in general. I will need to order some Red paracord to color code the IFAK one. I saw that in the picture of your other bag, and I think I commented on what a great idea that was.
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10-03-2014, 02:00 PM
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(10-03-2014 09:19 AM)Ringo3632 Wrote:  That's a very good idea... I always have everything organized in my bag so I know exactly where everything sits (except some little stuff..) But that's an easy way for someone else to navigate. I'm going to use that idea.

I've looked up various first aid kits in general, have a little idea what I'm looking for... Being someone with experience, do you have any recommendations? Either goods brand, specific type, or a particular item that was useful?


My kit will always have 4x4's, a nasopharyngeal with lube, rolled gauze, trauma dressing, sheers, gloves, tape, alcohol pads, and a tourniquet. And of course bandaids, antiseptic, sting relief, bite relief, and aspirin. I think i also threw some ibuprofen in there.

As far as field dressing breaks/fractures, you can use basically anything around you to stabilize the injury. You just have to be creative. Your kit should also include paracord.

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10-03-2014, 04:22 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2014 04:51 PM by BelieveIn308.)
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hmmm... so many uses for paracord, maybe I should just breakdown a 100' of it and add it to my EDC... How much paracord do you include in your IFAK? Would 16' be enough in your opinion? After reading this, I am thinking I need to reorganize my bug out bag cause it is not really segregated well.

One last question, when you say 4x4's do you mean full battle dressings? And you use the plural so I am assuming 2?
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10-03-2014, 05:57 PM
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4 inch by 4 inch gauze pads. they come in really handy for a lot of different dressings or cleaning. 10-20 feet is more than enough for a med pack. For a bag, at least a hundred foot length.

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10-03-2014, 06:10 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2014 08:14 PM by RJDSRT.)
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That's my next venture. BOB and an med kit to include. And then trying to read up on how to use everything in the kit. Haha

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10-03-2014, 08:14 PM
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Even having the supplies can be useful in most situations, whether or not you are fluent in their uses. There may always be the chance that an EMT, paramedic, nurse or doctor are in the area and could use your supplies. That being said, its great to know how to use the supplies effectively! Big Grin


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10-06-2014, 08:26 AM
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I'm gonna take you up on that foot or Red paracord you offered me... Let me know when I can pick it up and please take a couple bucks for it. Your saving me money in not having to buy 100' of it and shipping charges, so I appreciate it!

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01-27-2015, 03:15 PM
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Alright you have had the new bag for a few months now so I am really curious how you are liking it now and is it still holding up well?
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01-27-2015, 03:50 PM
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(01-27-2015 03:15 PM)jfergus7 Wrote:  Alright you have had the new bag for a few months now so I am really curious how you are liking it now and is it still holding up well?

It's a Maxpedition. You can't wear them out.
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01-27-2015, 03:53 PM
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Ordered a new EDC bag!
I know I am more curious about how he likes the bag after a few months of use.


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02-06-2015, 08:59 AM
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Its great! Its been a lot of places and looks new. Comfortable to wear, and plenty of room for all of my junk Smile

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