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Finnish Gas Mask Bag : What's In Yours

Discussion in 'Packs, Bags & Pouches' started by Wasp, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Wasp

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    Any of these type haversacks actually.

    I recently got mine and I'm thinking it would be perfect for a lot of shorter trips like hiking, fishing off-trail, overnight outings and such. I'm fighting the urge to overdo it.

    I was hoping to see what kinds of things you decided to put in your bags to give me some ideas. Please make a general list and pictures are welcome.
     
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    So far I have a

    32 oz Nalgene
    Stainless Nesting cup
    32 oz platypus
    550 cord
    Cyalume snap light
    BCUSA MEST 5x7
    Titanium spork
    Mora BC black
    Firesteel
    Compass
    SAK Huntsman


    Not finished

    Considering a Silky Pocket saw but I have my SAK
     
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  3. Luzster

    Luzster I'm a little Tea Pot. Or Something. Supporter

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    Just got a Polish bread bag from Andy at 5COL the other day. Still trying to figure this out myself. Thinking the same as you about it being a day-pack only, not an overnight. It's large enough to fit any and all essentials for a day outing for sure. Definitely enough rooms for twig stove, canteen and cup, tarp, nalgene, FSK, folding saw. Going to try and mess around with it this weekend and take it out for an afternoon.
     
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    I also added a Swiss Army Knife and plan to add a small FAK.

    I'm really digging the bag and have been watching the "Mods" thread, but before I start modding I wanted to decide what I want to use it for/as and generally what I want to carry in it. I do have some mod plans already.

    Feel free to post any ideas here regarding your bag.
     
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    Luzster I'm a little Tea Pot. Or Something. Supporter

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    Only mod type thing I am looking at right now is putting clasps on the front/main cover. It as a strap/loop/buckle thing that I am not a fan of. Possibly, maybe trying to add a pad on the shoulder strap too. OTher than those two things, I really can't see a need for a change/mod.
     
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    The Finn GMB is a great piece of kit. Contents vary depending on what I'm doing or where I'm going. Never used as an overnight bag, but that is certainly a possibility in summer in Florida at least. Generally day hikes, geocaching bag, toiletries bag while traveling, Bible case, etc. At the cheap price, for the canvas durability, and it's "coolness" to me, it's hard to beat. Will be watching your contents list for ideas, thanks.
     
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    Mine carries all those small things that you (might) need during a daytrip or such.
    Compass,
    firelightingkit,
    firstaid kit,
    Mora Clipper,
    Swiss canteen w/steel mug,
    multitool w/inbuilt flashlight,
    gamebag (never know what you're going to find),
    plastic bag (always find trash),
    pair of gloves,
    usually a tin of bug repellent in summer, a tin of salve year round,
    emergency blanket,
    thin, cheap poncho
    15 meters of paracord
    notebook & pencil
    small binos
    and my latest addition a shemagh of keffiyeh
     
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    any details on that I've only ever been able to find ally mugs?
     
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    I actually checked. I have a 1940 and a 1983 cup..... and both indeed are aluminium.
    I guess the difference in colour and supposedly weight threw me off. Both fit the 1952 bottle by the way. The 83 is a tight fit, the 40 a bit more roomy. IMG_20171014_111646.jpg IMG_20171014_111737.jpg
     
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    The contents of mine; the first aid kit is not showing in the first image. Now that cold weather is coming I added an extra pair of fingergloves and removed the bugrepellent.
    Te red tin is the firelighting kit. Thought the colour was appropriate. It is a cigarette tin. And to avouid hurt feeling in tender souls; the image on the box has no significance to me.
    There still is some room to pack a meal like a lunchbox.
    IMG_20171014_112234.jpg IMG_20171014_113502.jpg IMG_20171014_113701.jpg
     
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    Mine HAD a fire kit, roll of bank line, compass, whistle, stainless water bottle, FAK, notebook, pen, leather gloves, and 5x7 tarp. I got tired of the strap digging into my shoulder and neck so I just moved everything over to a Tarahumara.
     
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    Mine doesn't have anything in it, as I still haven't decided if I'm going to use it as a haversack type bag, or a gun bag for my survival shotgun.
     
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    bagfullofMoras.jpg

    Mine is filled with Mora knives at the moment...
     
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    Thanks for the info Ron

    a bag of Moras what else should have I expected from MrFixit :D

    I haven't been carrying mine for a while favouring a claymore bag because it has a lower profile but they are handy
     
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    Ya gotta love the inside of that bag!!!
     
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    That's a great idea!
    Now I can consolidate my scattered about knives... until I find a better use for the bag.
     
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    :4:

    :4:

    I still have 4 more in packs, the vehicle, and one in the kitchen drawer...
    Not to mention the ones the wifey owns...
     

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