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Search and Rescue Pack... would love feedback

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Aaron Allred, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Aaron Allred

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    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this site and this is my first post, so I thought i'd jump right in and to a gear breakdown and get your feedback.
    I am a volunteer EMT for a local Search And Rescue group in Las Vegas, and this is my pack.

    I chose to use a Coaxsher SR-1 Endeavor Search and Rescue Pack.
    http://www.coaxsher.com/Search-and-Rescue-Pack-p/sr101.htm
    This pack is easily the most comfortable and well fitting pack i've ever owned. Worth EVERY penny.
    It sits much lower than a traditional pack but you can carry more weight and not feel strained at all.
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    Every section on this pack is modular, so you can carry as much or as little as you want, and mix/match them depending on your comfort level. I have a feeling i'll probably buy all of the modules they have.
    In the main compartment I carry the necessities for survival, the stuff required by the NASAR, and a few things to make my searches a little bit easier on myself.
    I am a big fan of my stuff being ultra organized, so I usually use smaller modular kits inside my pack to organize the different items. It makes it much easier to transfer equipment from pack to pack as well.
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    Here is my medical kit. All of my small modular pouches are made by Condor. The one I carry
    in the medical kit is the Condor Rip-Away EMT pouch.
    I couldn't ask for a better pouch. I have a ton of stuff in there and there is still room for more. An excellent buy for anyone looking to build their own FAK.
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    Lastly here is the frame that all of the modular bags attach to. The way they engineered this frame is awesome, it really is the most comfortable pack I own. Attached to this frame is a 100oz water bladder pouch. I keep my Camelbak bladder w/ insulated hose in there, and then when the rest of the modules are on I wedge my hiking pole in there.
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    And there it is. I have much more gear that I will probably post about and review, but I wanted to throw my SAR pack up here and get some advise. I am very new to the EDC community and with Search and Rescue, and this is my first attempt at a bag that i've dedicated time to putting together. Please give me your input. Things you like or don't like? Are there any items that I could do without, or that I might be missing?
    I'm looking forward to being a member of this site, and continuing to build my EDC knowledge.
    Sorry for the long post, thanks for reading if you got down to this part. hahaha
    Aaron - Las Vegas
     
  2. CatherineM
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    You don't work for the company that makes the bag, do you?


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  3. Crash_Fistfight

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    The pack is a modification of Coaxsher's wildland line packs and web gear.

    Good stuff.
     
  4. MR24927
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    nice stuff, but i would take out that beef jerkey too salty
     
  5. Aaron Allred

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    Unfortunately no, but they are great. Every bag is hand made to order, which is super nice these days
     
  6. Aaron Allred

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    good call, I was debating on that stuff anyway. But it tastes too dang good sometimes. haha
     
  7. herosemblem

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    Excellent kit, and good-looking, too. Thanks for sharing! I especially like the reflective bits.
     
  8. kd7dvd
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    If you have a smart phone, I recommend Kindle software (free). I know exactly what your Book weighs and a spare phone battery weighs much much less :)

    But I agree something to read and study is always good. Most callouts include several hours of tedium punctuated by short bits of panic, terror, or exertion...
     
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    Nice looking set-up there!

    I know hiking backpacks try to keep the weight up high, for endurance. Am I correct that this one rides lower to preserve balance and agility?
     
  10. Aaron Allred

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    Correct, This one is low to allow better movement. It was meant for wildland fire fighters who are bending and digging a lot to prevent strain on their back. I love it, way more comfortable that a traditional pack.
     
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    AA -- Nice set-up; used a similar rig (Gear911) for about 6 years (as a K9 hanlder), but also had a larger Camel-Bak for the NASAR test. Good luck and have fun.... Greg
     
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    Nice.. Several of our team members use that pack.. Not sure how I missed this thread.
     
  13. Makahbay

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    If you sweat, salt isn't all bad provided you also hydrate.
     
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    Not sure from the pics, but does your kit include flagging tape?

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    Is this group a NASAR affiliated team? If so you are missing several items from your kit. But, for a basic kit your off to a good start.
     
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    Just curious how one would take the 511 AHP as a formidable SAR pack!
     
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    makes you thirsty. more water
     
  18. Makahbay

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    You lose salt while exercising. http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/exercise-and-effective-salt-replacement
    OP is in Vegas. Summer will dehydrate him and suck out his salt. YMMV man, do whatever you want.

    FYI a serving of THAT jerky has 560 mg of sodium -- which puts it at about level with a sports drink. Oh Noze!
     
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    Cool pack. I've never seen it before. Digging the Condor EMT pouch


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