Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Gingerbread Man » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:32 pm

This needs a sticky. Would it be bad form to have it copied and sticky-ed in ZSSC chapter ?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by ghost792 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:26 am

How about putting it in the "Best Of..." thread?

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Post by Boondock » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:41 pm

ghost792 wrote:How about putting it in the "Best Of..." thread?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by omega_man » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:06 pm

Doesn't bother me none.

Can I do that, or is that a Mod thing?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Gingerbread Man » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:10 pm

omega_man wrote:Doesn't bother me none.

Can I do that, or is that a Mod thing?
I have moderation powers in the ZS 045 Forum so I sticky-ed it there. Yer FAMOUS! :lol:
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Mister Dark » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:14 pm

Regular Guy wrote: I have moderation powers in the ZS 045 Forum so I sticky-ed it there. Yer FAMOUS! :lol:

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Kutter_0311 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:38 pm

Yep, Sticky/Best Of. Somewhere fitting under Bug-Out Gear.
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Pelagius » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Great post thanks for taking the time to post it. One question tho. What about food and water? Did i miss that part of the video?

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by omega_man » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:55 pm

Pelagius wrote:Great post thanks for taking the time to post it. One question tho. What about food and water? Did i miss that part of the video?

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Yup; Nalgene on the side and I showed where I hang my bladder. There's also a filter in there. Food was in a freezer bag, only 2 days worth because that's what I was packing for at the time. Thanks for lookin'!
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Post by Woods Walker » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:31 pm

omega_man wrote:Doesn't bother me none.

Can I do that, or is that a Mod thing?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Pelagius » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:18 pm

Ok my mistake sorry bout that. I will watch them again :-)

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by GSHX2 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:11 pm

omega_man, watched all three segments and liked it a lot! Been packing "military" so long with batteries, ammo, and team stuff that I forgot the basics of just packing a simple pack. Thank you for the effort and time it was greatly appreciated!
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Mister Dark » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:12 pm

You know, the more I watch the video, the more I want to make my own. Which, by any standard, would be a bad, bad thing.

Can you make YT videos only viewable thru the forum?

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Ad'lan » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:44 am

Moved to Hall of Fame. Added to hall of fame: http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 89&t=98405

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I've had to teach kit packing to new OTC recruits, it's bizzare where some people think it's a good idea to put their waterproof kit.
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Post by angelofwar » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:55 am

Finally watched it. Awesoem Stuff, Omega!!! "Monkey Fuck"...Ha-Ha!!!
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:15 am

Really enjoyed your video. I hope Tim Gunn never sees your Reynolds wrap chapeau.

One question, once packed and on your body, how much does all that gear weigh?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by omega_man » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:36 am

Evan the Diplomat wrote:Really enjoyed your video. I hope Tim Gunn never sees your Reynolds wrap chapeau.

One question, once packed and on your body, how much does all that gear weigh?
My base weight is between 25-30lbs, depending on season, plus food and water. I used the same guidelines, though, when I was packing rucks 70lbs +.

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by 0122358 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:44 pm

So thats what you sound like

Great vid, saved to my favorites...i need to try out the hammock/tarp set up some time

ETA..what model of therma rest is that pad?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by TheLastOne » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:44 pm

I weighed my pack when I got home today after filling back up my 3L. I was certain it was pushing 40lbs. Felt like 40. REALLY felt like 40.


It was 25lbs :vmad: I feel so old right now.
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by omega_man » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:42 pm

TheLastOne wrote:I weighed my pack when I got home today after filling back up my 3L. I was certain it was pushing 40lbs. Felt like 40. REALLY felt like 40.


It was 25lbs :vmad: I feel so old right now.
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by TheLastOne » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:03 pm

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TheLastOne wrote:I weighed my pack when I got home today after filling back up my 3L. I was certain it was pushing 40lbs. Felt like 40. REALLY felt like 40.


It was 25lbs :vmad: I feel so old right now.
You just gotta keep moving bro. I over-pack my daypack on purpose for short day-hikes and still run with my old Interceptor vest w/sapis (been logging 12mi/week). I'm by no means an "athletic" cut anymore, but I keep myself conditioned to always moving with weight. Hell, even my bookbag has a level IV sapi :crazy: This is why I really stress the importance of just paying for quality, lightweight gear. Keep the Big 3 low in poundage, dial in your calorie needs, leave yourself 10-20lbs of leeway for battle-rattle, kill zombies, repeat

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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by angelofwar » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:55 pm

FNow that my other bags have started being finally put together in a sensable manner, I was finally able to start peicing together my Sandpiper E&E Tac Ruck...Big Pack!!! But, with the USGI Elastic camo cover, it helps keep the outside manageable, and gives me a second camo-option (my pack is grey, the cover is woodland), and this thread helped me manage it a bit better. I will post a thread once I get it finished.
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

Post by omega_man » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:23 pm

Cool. I'm stoked you found it useful. Lookin' forward to seeing it on the 29th?
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Re: Omega_man's How To Pack a Pack

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