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Military Backpack

Posted by FRAG on 2/9/2009 at 17:08

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

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Posted by BruceMoon on 2/9/2009 at 17:31

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

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Posted by FRAG on 2/9/2009 at 17:48

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

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Posted by SBE on 2/9/2009 at 20:21

"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.

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Posted by Sparts on 3/9/2009 at 00:39

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.

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Posted by FRAG on 3/9/2009 at 00:51

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.

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Posted by Sparts on 3/9/2009 at 04:31

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

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