Two New Haversacks

Discussion in 'Packs, Bags & Pouches' started by mangorockfish, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. mangorockfish

    mangorockfish Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2018
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    1,898
    Today, I received two new haversacks in the mail. A Polish bread bag and a Finnish gas mask bag. The Polish bag is sweet, but the Finnish gas mask bag is out of this world to me. It will hold everything I need for a kayak day trips, which is what I'm into now, kayaking. That thing is really large and so well laid out. I can put my tarp, tent, hammock, sleeping bag, whatever I decide to take in the hull of my kayak and everything else I can put in my the haversack. I was using my Czech bag, but it just was not quite big enough. However, the Finnish bag is just what the doctor ordered.

    I do have a question. The flap on mine has an SM stenciled on it instead of the little castle-thing. Does anyone know what the differences are?

    I would post pics of the bags, but everyone already knows what they look like so I'll forego that.
     
  2. Outdoor Dauber

    Outdoor Dauber Roughian #3 Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2018
    Messages:
    4,208
    Likes Received:
    21,536
    Location:
    Central PA
    :dblthumb:
     
  3. NevadaBlue

    NevadaBlue —- Roughian #7 -— --- Graybeard -— Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    105,016
    Location:
    Under the Blue Nevada Sky
  4. StinkBait

    StinkBait Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    190
    I've been interested in both those bags, which of the two has the most interior space?
     
  5. mangorockfish

    mangorockfish Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2018
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    1,898
    The Finnish seems to be larger all the way around. Nevada Blue, I'll post pics after bit when I get out to the "big shop" where all my bushcraft stuff is.
     
  6. StinkBait

    StinkBait Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    190

    Thank you for that info update, I'll skip the Polish bread bag for now and purchase the roomier Finnish bag for short distance day trips and shoreline fishing trips.
     
  7. mangorockfish

    mangorockfish Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2018
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    1,898
    Here are some comparison pics of the Finnish gas mask bag, the Czech bread bag and the Polish bread bag. The first pic is the Finnish gas mask bag beside the Czech bread bag. Next is Finnish bag next to the Polish bread bag. IMG_1613 (1).JPG IMG_1613 (1).JPG IMG_1614 (1).JPG Sorry it is upside down. Next is the inside of the Finnish bag IMG_1609 (1).JPG and last is inside of Polish bag. IMG_1615 (1).jpg Sorry, but this post is messed up, but maybe you can get an idea.
     
  8. StinkBait

    StinkBait Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    190
    Now that I see them side-by-side, I want them both!

    I think I'll end up using the Finnish bag the most though, at the price those Polish bags are going for I might as well order one too! :)



    Thanks for the pictures!
     
  9. mangorockfish

    mangorockfish Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2018
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    1,898
    LOL, that's what I did and then found one of the British respirator bags and ordered it too. I really like the Finnish bag as it is quite roomy. The Polish bag really goes with my Italian Alpini rucksack. You might say I'm pretty well set for bags now.
     
  10. Bdug

    Bdug Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    2,802
    Location:
    St. Louis Area
    @mangorockfish thanks for letting me know where you posted them. Both look awesome! I am looking for something like a backpack with two straps and definitely want canvas like those.
     
    freebirdfb, Bobsdock and NevadaBlue like this.
  11. BradGad

    BradGad Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,840
    Likes Received:
    23,795
    Location:
    NE Georgia
    @NevadaBlue has already checked in. He’s your guy for this. The Authority.
     
  12. BradGad

    BradGad Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,840
    Likes Received:
    23,795
    Location:
    NE Georgia
    I mean... for questions about the bags.

    He may or may not have a post-doctorate degree in cold war accessory equipment nomenclature and insignia.
     
  13. NevadaBlue

    NevadaBlue —- Roughian #7 -— --- Graybeard -— Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    105,016
    Location:
    Under the Blue Nevada Sky
    An espert on old bags... LOL.
     
  14. BradGad

    BradGad Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Messages:
    4,840
    Likes Received:
    23,795
    Location:
    NE Georgia
    We are all too gentlemanly to take advantage of that opening.
     
  15. NevadaBlue

    NevadaBlue —- Roughian #7 -— --- Graybeard -— Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    105,016
    Location:
    Under the Blue Nevada Sky
    Are you looking for something about the size of those bags? Do you like German rain pattern equipment?
     
    freebirdfb and Bobsdock like this.
  16. GoodPhotos

    GoodPhotos Father, Husband, Patriot, Entrepreneur Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    976
    Likes Received:
    4,642
    Location:
    Deep in wild wooded Western foothills of Maine
    SM - "Suomalaiset Merijalkaväet"?
    (Finnish Marines?)
     
    freebirdfb, Bobsdock and NevadaBlue like this.
  17. Bdug

    Bdug Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    2,802
    Location:
    St. Louis Area
    @NevadaBlue I think that size or even a little larger. I’m not too picky on patterns. What pack are you thinking so I can look it up?
    @BradGad thanks for getting him in here!
     
    freebirdfb and NevadaBlue like this.
  18. Seacapt.

    Seacapt. Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    7,948
    Likes Received:
    24,891
    Location:
    Maine
    The shoulder strap on the Finn GM bag is long enough so you can re route it under your arm pits and back of neck for back pack use.
     
    freebirdfb and NevadaBlue like this.
  19. Bdug

    Bdug Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    2,802
    Location:
    St. Louis Area
    Good to know thanks!
     
    freebirdfb and NevadaBlue like this.
  20. CSM1970

    CSM1970 Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Messages:
    2,823
    Likes Received:
    13,484
    Location:
    Texas
    I bought a Finnish bag and it is a nice piece of kit. I was planning on using it for foraging. After I got a water bottle, my Fancy Japanese shovel, Esbit stove and
    Accoutrements, my Mora, and small odds and ends, there wasn’t much room for weeds. So I got a bigger bag which is not milsurp but suits my needs.
     
  21. NevadaBlue

    NevadaBlue —- Roughian #7 -— --- Graybeard -— Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2012
    Messages:
    15,396
    Likes Received:
    105,016
    Location:
    Under the Blue Nevada Sky
    This one:

    [​IMG]

    It can be used as a pack or satchel or haversack.

    It is quite nice, IMO. I have a brand new one you can have if you want it.
     
  22. freebirdfb

    freebirdfb Bushmaster

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    6,278
    Likes Received:
    16,238
    Location:
    KC Metro
    The bread bag would force you to be more minimalistic and keep the weight off of your shoulder. It could be paired with a fanny pack carrying two bottles of water and a days worth of food. I use a reprodction small German bread bag.
     
    StinkBait and NevadaBlue like this.
  23. Bdug

    Bdug Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    2,802
    Location:
    St. Louis Area
    @CSM1970 I want to stay minimal but... (big but there) I want to carry the things that I do use often. Some not daily, but often. Can you elaborate on the "accoutrements" and "small odds and ends?" I am just trying to gauge what you carry to what I do and see how they compare.

    @NevadaBlue Dad taught me that I earn what I have, therefore I will send you a message and we will come to an agreement, possibly.
     

Share This Page