Mini Alice pack

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  1. Back50

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    DCC12BF7-5862-4733-9C0A-F2724A0EC2AF.jpeg My mini. My friends think it came out of a clown car! If it isn’t in there,we don’t need it....
     
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    Gots character, cool little pack.
     
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    Sweet. I had a mini like that, but it was od green and looked like a military pack, but I have never seen a military one that small.

    Looks like just the right size too, for a quick grab pack. :)
     
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    Thanks. Will try to do a load out and post picture.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Where’d you get it? I’d love to have one like it!!
     
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    I keep looking at those. They look very handy!
     
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  9. Back50

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    Got it on Amazon. Posted load out on Pack,Pouches forum.
     
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    I think this was the one. Gave it a couple of coats of Otter wax. C63EC0F2-1D9E-4AFD-B1A3-C66D9B94AC97.png
     
  11. HannahT

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    It looks handy for a day of building camps or trail clearing :) I wonder if I could add a waist belt to it... might be worth a shot :33:
     
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    My hikes these days are limited to a mile or 2 each way,so the shoulders don’t hurt too bad. Could use padded straps. It is always in the truck when I am away from home:)
     
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    Ordered a mini ALICE pack and some webbing and buckles - I'm gonna try modifying it! We won't mention the 2 more Moras :19::8::D
     
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    Good ol' Rothco, affordable reproductions of older military clothes and gear...
     
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    Can't wait to see what you come up with for this. :)
     
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    I'm considering a foam kneeling pad for a little back support. It'd be perfect for a sit pad too :)
     
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    I think there were some mini Alice prototypes, but never any authentic ones in production. Regardless, looks like a convenient sized pack. If it works, it works.
     
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    I purchased a mini alice pack (Black) back in the mid 80's It's original plan was to be my cloths bag when I was crawling my CJ-5 over the Sierras, but quickly found it was too small to really work, so it sat in a tub stored in my shed for 20+ years. Now its my trucks EDC pack, and its pretty stuffed. :

    Bag, Small ALICE, Black

    3 outer pockets contain;

    Pocket 1 (Right) Fire kit in small peanut butter jar, containing PCB, Fatwood, dryer lint, fero rod and striker. 1 oz flask of lamp oil

    Pocket 2 (Middle) Utility pocket , multi tool, hemo-stat, cordage. Buck folder

    Pocket 3 (Left) Cook kit, Stanley cook kit, Green cup, chicken bouillon cubes, hikers stuff towel (Only 2.5 “in size)

    Main pocket contains;

    5X7 tarp,

    10X10 BCO tarp

    Emergency mylar (Thin Film) blanket

    Canteen fire stove

    Mini foresters hatchet (A tiny one)

    Folding saw (Corona)

    Plastic container with glow stick, sewing needles 30lb braid fish line Duct tape rolls x2

    2 squares folded up of heavy duty aluminum foil

    1946 GI mess kit, with utensils

    3 or 4 Mountain house meals, packaged tuna and salmon.

    Small waterproof bag

    1 Qt plastic canteen

    100’ utility rope strapped to bottom of the pack.

    Sawyer mini water filter

    Exterior attached pocket;

    Latex gloves

    Small 2-3 oz bottle of lamp oil (For spreading fire quickly)

    1980's vintage Tanto blade attached to side of main compartment

    The packs 2 synch straps are kind of a nuisance as they do not have quick disconnects on them nor do the 3 out side pack cover straps. (These have snaps to keep the covers closed)
    I occasionally use the Corona mini folding saw, and my mess kit got use pretty much any time I was in my CJ-5, on trails up in the Sierras.
    My Mini alice is not comfortable on my back as its packed at the moment so I use it as more of a grab bag.
     
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    Way cool little pack!
     
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