Posts Tagged ‘Molle Gear’

Well I thought this day would never come but I’m finally making the switch.  I’m replacing my medium woodland camo Alice/Malice pack that I spent time customizing to get it just right with a Condor 3 day assault pack in O.D. Green.  As I get older comfort becomes more and more important and no matter how you might try and convince yourself otherwise; an Alice Pack is nowhere near as comfy as today’s modern, well padded packs.

I’m going to start changing my methods for this bug out bag.  My Alice Pack was a 100% dedicated bug out bag; the new Condor one will be set up to cover a hybrid of uses.  The new bag will be set up on a 50/50 ratio meaning 50% of the space will be used for bug out essentials and the other 50% of the space will be used for when I need to take a bag with me on vacation.  I’ll call it a multipurpose bug out bag/get home bag/travel bag or just an All Purpose Bag for short.  As soon as Amazon delivers it I’ll set it up and let you know how it functions.  

Here’s the specs on the bag:  

  • – Large load cargo capacity compartment with separate pocket to fit up to two 3L hydration bladders. – Olive Drab contour shoulder straps with D-Ring for equipment attachment, sternum strap and waist belt. – External side compression straps.
  • – Heavy-Duty carry and drag handle. – Two double zipper pulls on the main compartment for easy access. – Individual foam pad back panel for extra comfort and maximum airflow. – Grommets on all compartments for drainage. 
  • Total of seven compartments: – Main Compartment with gear straps to secure gears and two extra mesh pockets. – Second Compartment contains three map/document pockets, two radio pockets, and penholders.
  • – Two large pockets on the back, bottom pocket (12.5″ x 6″ x 3″) with three elastic closure mesh pockets and a zipper mesh pocket. – Two side pockets (9″ x 5″ x 2.5″) one on each side. – One Compartment for hydration systems.

I also ordered a seperate Condor rip stop EMT pouch, a Condor Gear Pouch and a Condor 2.5L Hydration Bladder.  I’m looking forward to setting everything up.  Come on Amazon; hurry up 🙂

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There are certain pieces of Molle gear that every prepper should have in case the SHTF and you are on your own or need to protect your family when the thin veneer of civilization has fallen by the wayside.  Yes there is Molle gear that can be used on a regular basis but I’d like to focus on some pieces of Molle gear that should be ready to go; but never ever used unless the ultimate SHTF scenario occurs.  This gear should be maintained and ready to go but otherwise never used unless the SHTF.

  • Tactical vest or load bearing vest specifically set up to accomodate your pistol and rifle magazines.  (Should as an example hold 6 – 30 round AR-15 magazines, your handgun and 3 handgun magazines along with a flashlight, first aid kit, knife, water bottle with holder, etc.
  • Seperate tactical vest or load bearing vest specifically set up to accomodate shotgun shells only.  Should be able to accomodate 100 or so 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 00 buckshot shells as well as a first aid kit, knife, water bottle with holder, etc.  As my flashlight is mounted to my shotguns I do not keep a seperate flashlight with this vest.

Am I hopeful that I will never ever have to use this gear…….yes, but if the ultimate SHTF situation occurs and I need to defend myself, my family, my property, etc., from imminent, immediate danger, the vests are already geared up and ready to go.  As they say; better to be safe then sorry. 

Below is my shotgun tactical vest prior to weaving the Molle pouches through the PALS webbing.  The vest as shown below allows you to configure your pouches (in this case shotgun pouches not shown) into whatever configuration I might require.