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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by mutineer, Mar 18, 2010.
what'r the 3 ring things? For magic tricks?
My wife laughed at it.
The round cables:
She will not be laughing as you repel out to safety leaving her to take the stairs
They got shoes or horse stuff in her case I imagine, we have out wee ninja tools
OK, so far from perfect and it needs some rearranging based on actual usage to see what works best and where it should be etc.
What I was trying to do is come up with a bag that could double as an air travel bag and a EDC bag. Obviously most of the stuff comes out when it is the air bag
So after searching a few places and reading a few reviews I found maxexpedition and a local police supplier that stocked them.
The versi packs are cool but I wanted something that would also hold my laptop or DSR etc when it was not being used as a EDC bag.
The sling design was great, not as comfortable for the long haul as a backpack design but for everyday usage it is much nicer.
Ready for some crappy images
Here is the malaga bag:
Front with a small additional gear pouch attached via the molle straps on front.
The strap can be done either right or left sling by moving the clip and the extra support strap.
OK lets go into some more detail, lets start at the back. This back was designed for CCW which I do not have, so it is a cool little pouch with velcro to accept all sorts of pistol mounts/holsters whatever you gunslingers call them:
Not sure what the big D-ring is for, but the other item worth mentioning is the foam is perforated so you don't get too hot with all the contact space on your back as you carry it. There is also a velcro belt loop for when you don't want it to move around.
While we are at the back, might as well do the strap details.
The main strap has 2 slide in compartments a few d-loops and even a whistle built into one of the strap clips.
This small buck knife with bottle opener clip fits in snug
The other side has a extra belt/loop key clip I added and holds a larger whistle.
interesting thing to note, is the top strap carrier handle is very handy but is not designed to hold the full load of the bag .
OK, lets go to the left side
glasses holder case and knife pouch that holds my leatherman
You will also see a grim lock on one of the molle straps. They are plastic, and all military spec something or other, but allow for a secure but not human load holding clip. The more clips and attach points the cooler it is right?
OK, the right side now:
This side holds a mini rollepoly which is a small roll up bag to hold my water bottle, the side compression strap acts to hold it in place as I do not have any molle straps yet as I may not need them. The flexibility is kind of nice here.
It will also hold a reg 1 liter camp bottle
rolled up and out of the way, this would also be a good bag for collecting tinder or stuff as needed. the water bottle I have currently has a clip point so it could be hung from a different clip if needed. Still thinking about a stainless steel bottle so I could heat water up in it if needed. We shall see. I don't want to go over board right oser
so where are we? Oh yeah the front is next!!!!
This will need its own post, so more to come!
Gadget slut vindication.
frontal review next :huh
OK full frontal!!!
Lets start with the small additional bag I added.
I wanted a outside pen holder and a place for a multitool or knife, this was cheap and had snap molle attachments so on it went~
Left holder has my case hobo knife for now.
Right holder has the blade!
I did have my spring assisted CRT M4 in there but this is lighter and has the serration also which could be handy
Back to the left side pen holder, led pen light combo
right side just a sharpie type deal
Grease pencil still to be purchased
Front pouch holds wallet and itouch
Main pouch as note pad and nothing else yet
Again more grimlocks, reversed so I can move them to the place that may need them.
Front most pouch holds the camera and batteries along with a card reader.
I think a camera is a great idea, document the zombies and leave a final video message to love ones before my brain is eaten etc.
The big main front pouch has some goodies
breaker bar, ipod charger and battery pack (with cables for phone/itouch) charger, bug lotion, chapstick and sunscreen in the pouch.
The pry bar (can be sharpened to a knife edge if needed.
opened with cables, it is also a battery pack for non solar charging of items.
8gb memory stick, not sure why but it is sexy
on the front I also have a small clip flash light
swivel head so it can be clipped to a hat or pocket etc
OK, moving up to the top most pouch
compression strap can hold a jacket etc
Morale patch is a must
This has a standard water bottle sleeve
Also the bungee stuff to secure a jacket or other stuff.
more places to hook crap I mean gear
headphones space pen, rescue tape, flashlight and misc snacks
Missing a small bottle of sam buca
course sharpener, should I put a fine one instead?
yet more cutting stuff, but this has tweezers
rescue tape, this stuff is awesome
gain access to my tiny front door with this mini to you big to me pry bar, if I can't get in I burn the door down with the flint steel
ok, are we ready for the main pocket!!!!
Large compartment with a open pocket on the back side and a covered pocket on the front
laptop, battery and power cord removed for this demo
main slide in pouch, note the small paracord loops for hanging more stuff that you don't want at the bottom of the pouch.
the front flap that hides the front pouch holds 2 tin foil hat building tarps
and the first aid kit inside the zipper section
the front pouch holds 100ft paracord with biner on the end, zip ties, poncho, gloves, and buff bandana thingy
missing a grapple hook however
so I need to add a few things, like a lighter or two and a few other things like trash bag or other bug out stuff, but a good start right?
Just when I got over Maxpedition lust....
An AngryScot full frontal review?
Finally, this thread delivers.
which one you looking at?
After reading this thread, I may have to adjust my plans.
Right now I've got a Blackhawk Battle Bag that's in use as a range bag.
I'm going to get the gear together first (what I'd need for a minimalist tour on the HD, one barrel bag, no saddlebags) then see how big the bag needs to be, but it needs to be something I can keep on me when I go into a burger joint.
I usually toss one of my daypacks in the car when I travel...loaded with the usual stuff in case the car breaks down and I need to walk a few exits or more.
I took three bags full of crap to the store and tried it all in different bags to see what worked best, I like the sling design as you can put it in front of you easily to sit down or grab stuff from inside etc.
The bag is surprisingly small and would make a great scooter bag
i don't have the energy to scroll up to the top of that encyclopedic post, but having fun is what edc is all about. well, it's what life is all about, but i digress.
Q: do i understand you (Mr Scott) want to remove all of that stuff & use the bag as a carry on when you fly?
if so, i'll be you never replace it into the same bag. edc = more gear
as to the first part:
correct, it will be the electronics bag for my family, 4 ipods chargers, dslr, and misc flight stuff.
The great thing with this pack is that it takes no time to empty it and refill with all the gear. For the flight the front pouch comes off, the knife holders etc also.
But who knows, I have a bag problem and I may need another
Aside from the stuff you mentioned, you need at least one flashlight, a glow stick, a P-51 can opener, a Walther .380, 6 mags of ammo, face paint, and a signal mirror.
And a grappling hook.
I have 2 flash lights!
maybe a glow stick or 2!
oh and for sure a grapple hook
can opener on the leather man.
signal mirror perhaps but I am in CA so not sure about the shooter or the face paint
also reduced the pic size, sorry for the huge downloads.
Rolls up and fitted to the cap with a zip tie, you have the ability to store/carry 96 oz of water if needed. Sewn in loop for attaching to the outside of a bag, or with a shoulder strap of it's own.
I've knocked one of these about for 5 years in the camping supplies collection, frozen it many times full of water for an ice chest, boiled it to clean, nearly indestructible.
I have a dozen liter bottles with insulated sleeves, carry sleeves, drink mouth inserts...nothing replaces a Platy for versatility.
Here's a 1 liter, rolls down to about nothing when not in use. Freeze one full of water, carry with you, supplies ice water until it's gone, takes up no space to speak of when you're finished.
I cannot be the only guy who has a bottle boosted from the mini bar in his little zombie purse
I am gonna go add a couple more then, just for good measure
maybe I'll just drop one of hip flasks in there
ambien is a good idea
so much easier to pack than real sleeping gear and still get a good nights sleep