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  • FRAG

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    Hey, I'm going over for a month backpacking around Thailand and Cambodia.
    Would I be able to use my old Army Cammoflage Bergen (Backpack) to save me buting another or would it cause me problems?
    Should I bite the bullet and buy a more civilian option?

    Many thanks
    Frag

    #1 Posted: 2/9/2009 - 17:08

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  • BruceMoon

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    FRAG

    Really, what you want to take to hold your gear is your opinion. If anyone suggests otherwise, tell them to take a hike.

    There is a discussion on backpacks here at this post . On the 'gear' thread (here on Travelfish) there are other comments as well.

    But, at the end of the day, I say why can't you take the pack that you find OK?

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 2/9/2009 - 17:31

  • FRAG

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    Bruce,

    Thanks for your post, I was concerned of it attracting attention from Police or Government Officials being of a military nature.

    If anyone has had any problems or unwanted attention, please let me know.

    Cheers Frag

    #3 Posted: 2/9/2009 - 17:48

  • SBE

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    "I was concerned of it attracting attention from Police or Government Officials being of a military nature."

    I very much doubt it. Army camouflage pants (trousers to us Brits) and tiny sexy army camouflage shorts for the ladies have been in fashion for a while in Thailand and are sold everywhere.


    Your backpack should blend in just fine.

    #4 Posted: 2/9/2009 - 20:21

  • Sparts

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    Possibly a stupid question, but is it fully waterproof? That'd be my biggest concern. I'm thinking you probably have a cover for it.

    #5 Posted: 3/9/2009 - 00:39

  • FRAG

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    Nope not a stupid question but a point I haven't overlooked.

    I have various waterproof bags that go inside it to keep stuff segregated.

    #6 Posted: 3/9/2009 - 00:51

  • Sparts

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    Also, if you've read some other threads on this site you'll already know that security can be an issue. Although a pack that can be locked or secured in some way won't keep a determined thief out it's still serves a purpose and will make people think twice.

    Enjoy your trip

    #7 Posted: 3/9/2009 - 04:31

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