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?
#1 FRAG has been a member since 1/9/2009. Posts: 4
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?
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.
#3 FRAG has been a member since 1/9/2009. Posts: 4
"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.
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 FRAG has been a member since 1/9/2009. Posts: 4
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