Maxpedition Condor II

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    I should point out this is not just a BOB, but it is an overall Emergency Go Bag. It goes with me in the truck daily and comes inside at night. It should handle any type of emergency situation whether I shelter in place at home or am stranded out on the road. It is also capable of long term excursions in a Bug Out situation.

    There is a fair amount of redundancy built into the pack, however, it is geared to take care of 2 people. Be it my wife who would find it difficult to carry her own bag due to a permanent injury or if I am stranded in my vehicle with any traveling companions who may be along with me at the time of emergency. I also have a "major medical" first aid bag, which my wife could handle carrying which I use on the swat team in a true bug out situation. However I don't keep that kit with me daily like this bag.

    While I haven't done a precision weighing of the pack, on my home bathroom scale, it tops out at 30 pounds. Not a typical 70 lbs combat load, but very doable for long distance travel on foot.

    Also, you will note that each compartment on the pack is dedicated to certain types of items for easy access under stressful and adverse conditions.

    Maxpedition Falcon II Backpack (laminated contents list stored in hydration pocket)

    Mounted Externally On Pack
    32 Oz Water Bottles (2): 1-Guyot Designs Stainless Steel (boiling water) & 1-Nalgene BPA free plastic
    Maxpedition 10” X 4” Bottle Holders (2): Front pouches {Esbit Stove, Java Juice Coffee, Tea, Guyot Designs Microbites Utensils} – {Pak-Lite 9v.; Water Stabilizer, Katadyn Micropur tabs}
    GSI Stainless Steel Cup 16 Oz. (stored in Maxpedition 10” X 4” Bottle Holder)
    Wiley-X (model XL-1 light adjusting prescription sunglasses / safety goggles)
    ACR Firefly Plus (strobe/flashlight combo) in front pouch of Maxpedition Bottle Holder
    Ranger Beads, Fox 40 whistle, Compass & small Fire kit carried on small carabiner
    RAT Survival/E&E Kit (Easy access kit for use w/o main pack in Maxpedition Four-by-Six pouch – add (1 pk) Stay Alert Gum, mini-flashlight, 32 oz water bag, Katadyn tabs, 10 ft. 550 cord, 15ft. mil spec 3/32 tether cord, Space Blanket (1), AMK Pocket Medic Mini-FAK)
    Maxpedition Triad Admin Pouch - Sure Fire 6P, Fox OC Spray, Compass, Fresnel Lens
    Spec Ops Brand Map Case (Various City, State, County, Topo maps & UTM Plotter)
    Exped MultiMat Sleeping Pad by Outdoor Research
    Maxpedition Triple Mag Holder; Universal CCW Holster & single cal. cleaning kit (concealed inside hydration pocket)

    Pack Compartment 1 (Misc. Quick Grab Items)
    Mini- Binoculars
    Fenix MC-10 Angle Head Flashlight (125 lumen – 50 lumen – 5 lumen – SOS - Strobe)
    Smith Knife Sharpener (ceramic, carbide, diamond combo)
    Leatherman Surge multi-tool & Pocket Widgy 4” Pry Bar
    Energizer Headlight – 60 lumen
    Knot Tying Cards

    Pack Compartment 2 (First Aid)
    AMK Ultralight .9 FAK with add-ons (Dental Kit, Suture Kit, CAT Tourniquet, Water Jel Burn Dressings (3) & Burn Gel 5 unit dose pkg., Poison Ivy & Insect Sting Kit, (3) 30 ml Irrigating Saline Vials)
    OTC Meds Kit, Electrolytes, Lotrimin anti-fungal, Albuterol MDI, Alka Seltzer, Betadine Sol.
    Chest Decompression Needle & Asherman Chest Seal
    Nasal Airway, 28 fr. & water based lube
    Nail Clippers
    Ear Plugs in case (attach to keyper)

    Pack Compartment 3 (Survival)
    Rite In The Rain notepad w/ Space Pen & Pencil (In nylon case)
    Repel 100 - 100% Deet Insect Repellant
    Sunscreen 30 + SPF
    Lip Balm (Carmex – leak proof tube)
    Stay Alert Caffeine Gum (2 packs)
    Toilet Paper & Colegate Wisp mini brushes w/ paste (8), Floss, Hand Sanitizer in Ziploc bag
    Glass Signal Mirror (stored in pocket behind Rite In The Rain notebook)
    Cyalume or AmeriGlow Chem Lights (2 or 3)
    Best Glide Brand Survival Fishing Kit
    2 sets of Military Speed HooksTM (stored in notebook case w/ notepad for protection)
    Compact Gill Net (12' x 4')
    Game Snares (16)
    Space Blankets (2)
    MIOX Water Purification device
    Fire Kit*
    Compass (spare)

    Pack Compartment 4 - Main Compartment (Camping Gear & Misc. Survival)
    SAS Survival Handbook (in Ziploc bag)
    Compact AM,FM, Short Wave radio, Ext. 9 ft. Anntena, Duct Tape, Scotch Super 88 Elec. Tape (in Ziploc bag)
    Tri-lens Magnifier 5x-10x-15x (for close inspection of wounds, plants, etc. and fire starting)
    Equinox Ultralite Sil Nylon Poncho/Shelter
    Equinox Ultralite 6' X 8' Sil Nylon Tarp
    Paracord, Type III, seven strand (100')
    Tether Cord, Mil-Spec 3/32" (100')
    Work Gloves - Ironclad
    Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
    U-Dig-It Backpacker Trowel
    Meals, instant & quick fix (1 ea., Mountainhouse, Mainstay Ration)
    Nalgene Bottle (16 oz) Rice & Chicken Bullion premix
    Nalgene Bottle (16 oz) Cream of Wheat w/ Brown Sugar premix
    Teriyaki Beef Jerky Chunks to mix w/ Rice
    Cliff Bars or Power Bars, Centrum Vitamins
    (2) 32 oz. Compact Water Bags & Coffee Filters
    Boxers, Socks & Bandana's in Ziploc bag (2 each), Boonie Hat, Mosquito Net
    Spare Batteries: (6) CR-123; (8) AA lithium; (1) 9V lithum for flashlights & SW radio)
    SOG Seal Pup Fixed Blade (Upgrade to RAT Cutlery - RC 3 & RC 5 fixed blade knives)

    Hidden Hydration Bladder Pouch
    Universal CCW holster for pistol
    Triple mag holder for spare magazines
    Single caliber gun cleaning kit
    Laminated check off list of pack contents (so I have something to go by for resupply)
    (I don't keep a hydration bladder in this bag. I have 5 camelbaks for independent use as needed.)

    *Fire Kit has 4 independent ways of starting fire. (Fire Steel, Lifeboat Matches, Peanut Lighter, Spark-Lite, Tender-Quick , Wet Fire Tinder, Fat Wood, BCB Tinder Card & Magnesium Rod, Zippo Fuel)
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    Wow! What a pack. I must say you are prepared. Got me to thinking . Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftofMars View Post
    anyone carry the Fatboy versipack or the Jumbo versipack? I've been looking but don't want a full on backpack.
    I have a Jumbo Versipak and may add a Pygmy Falcon II soon. I really like the my jumbo, I use it when on road trips as a emergency bag, along with the FRP which I have set up as a trauma kit.

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    We have several Fatboy Versipacks and Falcon II packs. They are great packs! Construction is absolutely bombproof. My husband's Versipack flew off the truck when we hunted in Zimbabwe (going about 70mph down the highway) and it sustained hardly a scratch. The binoculars and rangefinders inside were untouched. The packs are well thought out for organizing gear. +1 on maxped stuff!
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    I use a Maxpedition Fat Boy every day,pretty much bullet proof.
    Always be alert and aware!!!

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    I have the Malinga... perfect size for carrying all of the day's needs and then some. Very strong and easy to carry.

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
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    Thanks all for the input, I think I'll do some price shopping online and pick up the fatboy, see how that works out for a daily and may pick up a larger one at a later date.
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    I GOT IT!!! I GOT MY CONDOR II!! My wife bought it for me for our anniversary. I have been carrying it about 2 days and already REALLY like it. I have my bag set up pretty good so far, need to add a couple things but so far so good. I will post pics soon.
    "Put on the whole armor of God..."

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    Condor II pics

    Here's my pics. I have a SOG seal pup on there, a tac pack of jersey tactical cuffs, a SOG paratool on front and tons of other goodies inside.
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    "Put on the whole armor of God..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    Here's my pics. I have a SOG seal pup on there, a tac pack of jersey tactical cuffs, a SOG paratool on front and tons of other goodies inside.
    Sweet!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I have the Malinga... perfect size for carrying all of the day's needs and then some. Very strong and easy to carry.

    Thumper, do you carry a BUG in that bag, and if so, how hard is it to get to when wearing the pack? Im waffling between the Fatboy, Jumbo EDC/LEO, or maybe this one now.
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    I have a condor II I purchased to replace a different pack that my dog chewed the straps up. It is built very well and carries very well. Straps and pouches are very stiff when new. I'll buy more of their products as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    Does anyone carry a Maxpedition Condor II or Falcon II or actually any other Max back pack? How does it hold up when loaded. Any issues with construction? Let me know. Thanks.

    Jason
    I have and use the Condor II quite a bit...particularly fall season. It's my 3 day/weekender pack. I also attach the Proteus Versipack with emergency/minimal gear(misc bug out stuff stuffed into a 32oz nalgene bottle, etc...)to it with Grimlocks to the molle webbing. That way I have a wee bit of extra space on the Condor II and if I don't need everything(like I've already made camp for the day and I just want to scout around), then I can just disconnect the versipack that has the emergency/essentials from the grimlocks and it turns into a waist pack.

    I did have one initial problem with the Condor II with the molle webbing on the back basically ripping loose on the threads with not much load, but a quick call and they replaced the whole pack outright. Seems that first one was just a fluke. The new one has been great. I also put a Camelbak Omega Hydrolink reservoir in the reservoir slot and it works well.
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    Good gearlist man!

    Gonna' add a few things from your list to my bag:
    -Compact Gill Net (12' x 4')
    -Stay Alert Caffeine Gum (2 packs)
    -Vitamins (THIS is a great idea, and I can't believe I didn't have this--When the body/brain gets weak without food, then having these nutrients and such could go a long way in helping!)




    Being a former Corpsman, I have a buttload of "meds/medical supplies" in mine as well....
    Stop acting like we're fightin' for "freedom". We are ALREADY....free.

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