REVIEW – Crossfire DG-16 Long Range

ITEM: DG-16

MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia

DESCRIPTION: Modular general purpose 85L Patrol pack with external polymer frame.

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TRIP REPORT – OXFAM TRAILWALKER, JUNE 2019

So, my fellow scout leader Hawk had a brilliant thought:

We should walk the Oxfam Trailwalker.

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Oxfam Trailwalker is a challenging event that changes lives. Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane, 21-23 June 2019, sees teams walking 100km or 55km through the beautiful D’Aguilar National Park.

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Kit – Using It, Marching Order

Marching Order (aka 3rd Line)
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This “how-to” has been a long time coming. I had a draft, with pictures all ready for publishing, but the hard drive I store my documents on died. It’s taken me a significant period of time to get caught back up to where I’m relatively happy (or happier) with the level of detail I need for this article.

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REVIEW – Wilderness Equipment SAS Mk6

ITEM: SAS Mk6 General Purpose Combat Pack

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MANUFACTURER: Wilderness Equipment (WE)

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DESCRIPTION:

An 85 Litre-ish general purpose combat pack with external pockets and an internal X frame.

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REVIEW – ADA Large Assault Pack

  1. ITEM: Pack, Large Assault

MANUFACTURER: ADA (Australian Defence Apparel)

DESCRIPTION:

An external frame, dismounted combat pack. This was the pack that was selected as the winner of the latest SCE Tender (Land125-3B) held by the ADF.

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REVIEW – Denali Cargo Duffel Bag, 140L

ITEM: Cargo Duffle Bag, 140L

MANUFACTURER: Denali

DESCRIPTION:

Large capacity duffel bag that provides general purpose soft luggage use.

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REVIEW – OnePlanet Tasman Hybrid Travel Pack

ITEM: Tasman Hybrid Travel Pack

MANUFACTURER: OnePlanet

DESCRIPTION:

A hybrid travel pack that is designed to be used for adventure trekking in the wilderness, or backpacking (dare I say even “glamping”) through the urban jungle.

Hybrid packs can be stowed as “normal” looking suitcase or duffel bag type luggage, with a hide-away harness feature that allows hip loading backpack to be used for full carrying comfort.

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REVIEW – Oneiros Valley MEAN Pad

ITEM: MEAN Pad

MANUFACTURER: Oneiros Valley

DESCRIPTION: A lightweight NICE frame accessory that allows a wearer to better configure the lumbar pad on the Mystery Ranch NICE frame in order to adapt comfort levels and suitability for other worn equipment.

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REVIEW – Crossfire DG-6 AUSNICE

ITEM: DG-6 AUSNICE Infantry Pack

MANUFACTURER: Crossfire Australia

DESCRIPTION:

An 85 litre, general purpose combat pack with external pockets using the NICE Frame.

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REVIEW – Mystery Ranch 6500

ITEM: NICE 6500 Expedition Pack

MANUFACTURER: Mystery Ranch

DESCRIPTION:

A top loading expeditionary sized, NICE frame compatible pack, of 107L. The 6500 is suitable for missions up to ten days. The 6500 is the NICE frame compatible version of the Tactiplane.

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