The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 14, 2000, 09:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: March 21, 2000
Posts: 1,396
I used to have an Army web belt with a fanny pack, canteen, and ammo pouch attached that I'd wear under my main backpack. It was perfect for day trips, or side excursions where I'd leave my large pack at camp.

Well, it died. Now that I need a new one, does anyone have anything different that they'd recommend?
Mikul is offline  
Old September 14, 2000, 05:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: February 18, 1999
Posts: 140
Try a Mountainsmith lumbar pack. IMO, they are the fanny pack by which all others are judged. They are that good.
voodoo is offline  
Old September 15, 2000, 08:20 AM   #3
ohen cepel
Senior Member
Join Date: November 20, 1999
Location: Where they send me
Posts: 1,013
I live in a Camelback when I'm out.
They make several sizes of them, one of which should meet your needs. They go from being just a water system to being a daypack.
I think they are hard to beat.
If you want a more tactical piece Blackhawk makes a similiar item to the Camelback.

He who dares wins.
NRA Life Memeber
ohen cepel is offline  
Old September 16, 2000, 10:18 PM   #4
Join Date: September 15, 2000
Location: Hopkinsville, KY
Posts: 67
There are many useful packs available at:

You can order on line and shippiung is free to the continentalUnited States.

I am active duty army and I use a Becker Patrol pack made by Eagle industries when I am out for a few days. The Liquidator Liquipak III might be a useful pack if you are looking for the finest pack to combine with a hydration system. Check it all out at:

Thank You,

Bradley Nelson
[email protected]
Lightfighter is offline  
Old September 17, 2000, 12:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: May 11, 2000
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Posts: 165
Mikul, I highly recommend the Eagle Industries Liqua-Pak III. Very comfortable. Cargo capacity is about 1000 cubic inches with lots of straps and attachment points. Very comfortable and well made. They are made in various colors. I have a tan colored one that I use in the southwest desert. I carry two hydration reservoirs in it and just keep on moving.

Check out and
Different is offline  
Old September 18, 2000, 02:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: March 21, 2000
Posts: 1,396
Thank you for the recommendations. What I need is something that will leave most of my back open, which is why the Air Force butt back was fairly effective. I give off a LOT of heat through my back and using a backpack for a long one day hike is uncomfortable and unneccessary.

Let me know of anything that you can recommend.
Mikul is offline  
Old September 18, 2000, 06:50 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: June 28, 1999
Posts: 437
Shoot Geri at a e-mail and see what she recommends. I'm using a BlackHawk Phoenix pack and while it's a rather large pack it works excellent for my needs. Geri has the best customer service I've ever found and can't recommend her highly enough.

You can get another LBE rig but with all the spiffy packs on the market that is how I'd go nowadays. Anywhoo nobody sweats more than I do and lives to tell so I know exactly what your talking about and I've switched from a buttpack to a backpack.
Joey is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05472 seconds with 7 queries