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    Default Shoulder bag

    I want to get one of those bags that you carry across your chest. Slung over one shoulder. Not sure what to call it. Something like a bike messenger bag. Subdued color.
    I want to carry:

    small trowel
    several books in dry bag
    canteen
    poncho
    fak
    pruning shears, small
    And most importantly have room for small/medium amounts of foraged roots, leaves, fruit, nuts or whatever.

    I plan to carry this to forage in local parks, cemetarys, greenways, ect -- so I want to blend in to the urban scene and not make it obvious what I doing.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Solo sent me an updated version of the old GI map case. It should do the job well for you. I have a post on it around here somewhere.

    It's rugged, light and carries all the stuff when I'm going to classes at the Arboretum. Guidebooks, knife, shears, forage bags, etc.

    Give it a look.

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    Maxpedition Versipacks, Timbuk2 Messengers, and Filson Field Bags.

    Three very different types of bags, should give you some choice in just what you consider "subdued".

    Or you could look for an old mailcarrier's bag on ebay.

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    you could just get a laptop case in that style never get a second look then

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    Hunting, trapping, tracking (96) Modified.jpg

    Great idea. I use a book bag purchased at a yard sale. I use it to carry a couple of traps (#3 Dbl L.S.) and survival gear including prapping lure, hatchet, Ham radio and GPS when on the trapline. I like a big outside pocket in the flap for carrying things I need quick access to (the extra weight in the flap also helps hold it closed) but it's surprisingly comfortable and handier than a back pack since I don't have to lay it in the snow to get things out of it.
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    If you don't mind the price the 5.11 Tactical Select Carry Sling Pack is one I've been thinking about. I like the idea of never having to take it off to get into it, yet you can slide it completely out of the way. Might make it a present to myself! I've earned it!

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    Maxpedition Sitka or Kodiak gearslinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hootyhoo View Post
    ... Not sure what to call it...
    It's called a man-purse.

    I kid, I kid.

    While I've never used one of their gearslingers, I've had a lot of good luck with other Max-P offerings. I'd start looking there.

    I have a Max-P Condor I that I've had, and carried every single day (school, airplane carry-on, day hikes, I've really used it every frakkin day) for the last almost 7 yrs. It is still holding up very well.

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    It's called a satchel, Indiana Jones carries one.

    Yeah, so does Joy Behar.

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    While looking for a maxpedition bag I cam across a UTG Multi-functional Tactical Messenger Bag. I have seen some pretty decnet reviews on it, and its under $30. I am debating getting one for a day hike bag. The only snag is that I need to deal with the whole man purse idea.

    Has anyone had any experiences with the UTG? bag?

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