Vicarious_Lee wrote:Sorry we came across as douchebags.
Speak for yourself, I'm not sorry.
As for the bag (the kind with no nozzle), here's my problems, just based on the photos because I'm terribly lazy.
1: Duffle bag pack. Each have a place, but together it's bad at both.
2:Too many fire starting methods. For the weight, it would be better with 2 lighters, 1 magnesium bar and more tinder.
3: Not enough water carriers.
4: 2 bottles of polar pure. Those things are refillable, so the extra bottle is more wasted space. A full sized filter is GREAT because it means you don't have to wait for your water, but you do have to work. Using both is best for both biological and chemical contaminants.
5: Too much candy. Don't get me wrong, fat kid loves candy (insert truffle shuffle here), but it's not the kind of calories you should focus on for a BOB.
6: Unpackaged medications. Looks like Motrin and Pepto, but without the sealed original container, it could be anything from disguised narcotics to rat poison.
7: The apparent first aid kit is not. Not even a bandaid?!
8: Store bought sewing kits will let you down.
9: Survival books should be stored internally. Rectally if you want, but I prefer reading them.
10: Looks like a knockoff Lensatic compass. They're hard to use if you aren't taught, and cheap compasses worry me. I've aced land nav several times because I snuck a Silva along in my web gear. I only used the issue compass on night nav courses where the tritium was a huge benefit over nothing.
Is that enough?