AT Approach Trail

Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Jeff Randall, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. CWB

    CWB Member

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    wait, I thought you were in the office picking up some OT to cover for these two slackers?
     
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    Have you considered using one of the HPG belts (Recon or Prarie) as the foundation for a belt kit that could be easily integrated with one of their packs when needed?

    I've been playing around with this for a while, and it takes very little time to "dock" the belt right into the pack flap with minimal reconfiguration. I keep most of the basic things on my Recon Belt all the time.
     
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    one of their belts would make a great battle-belt platform...
     
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    Thanks! Makes sense. I appreciate you taking the time to answer!

    Lol you and I are similar in the gear ups and downs. I like the idea now I’m rethinking it all because of the chest rig. I like Eberlestock packs and they have nice rigs although not the same as shown here.

    I recently saw those, I think @Bushman5 had a post that I saw it in. If I would have known I may have used it but everything has come from badgerclaw leatherworks and have belt loops not Molle I would have to start all over. Maybe further down the road. My current is very traditional looking. Waiting on my next order to arrive then I plan on posting it.
     
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    Most comfortable belt ive ever had. The dual foam is heaven.
     
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    Killing me!!! Lol
     
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  7. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    I sleep in my tent with boxes of raisins. You never need a bear gun if you have raisins.
     
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    We've started seeing the HPG Kit bags a lot more while out and about. On everything from urban runners in Chattanooga and trail runners at Prentice Cooper to hikers and Rangers/park personnel in both Tennessee and Georgia.

    I'm happy to see the company getting more exposure and the kit bags become more common place.
     
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    Same here....Patrick and I are based out of Dalton and I ride many of the MTB trails in the Chatt area....seeing more and more hikers out with HPG kit bags.....

    Having spent quite a bit of time with their packs I've been stunned at what my Umlindi can handle from a weeks worth of travel in a convenient carry on to a full on backpack with a hip belt....I love this pack....I used it with the Prairie belt and 2 bottle and Med pockets on each side along with my Heavy Recon kitbag....great system and the belt is awesome!

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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    The Hill boys are good folks even though they don't know how to dress for lunch.
     
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    I carried a S&W 22 Kit Gun, years ago, I have a Ruger LCR 38+P that I carry in the woods. I've never thought about a chest bag.
     
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    i think patrick has more kifaru gear now than i do.
     
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    you better deal with that problem.............o_O


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    interested in the HPG Heavy Recon in Multicam? I have a barely used one, with some add ons (velcro pistol mag pouch - holds 3 mags)

    you'll have room left over for survival/woods gear.
     
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    nah, i have my gear dialed-in thankfully...i want a summer underquilt and maybe a dyneema hammock tarp for the weight savings but that's low priority since i can still stand to lose more weight first :)
     
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    Tyvek tarp!
     
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    dyneema is lighter and stronger...and comes in earth tones :) my main shelter is one of those things i don't want to stick out...tyvek starts to degrade quickly from sun exposure too.
     

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