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The Ultimate Dad Bag

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by demPho, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. demPho

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    So, it's father's day, and this one is special to me since the wife and I found out about a month ago that we're going to be having our first child! When she first told me, the next thing I did was start searching for "the diaper bag."

    My EDC is the Recycled Firefighter 12hr Battalion bag and I love it! It suits my needs perfectly. I've got the Greyman Tactical rigid molle panel for it which aids in the internal organization. It's dialed in.

    She knows me so well, she surprised me the the larger version, the 24hr Battalion to be employed as a tactical baby bag. She even stocked it with the essentials and included the super necessary morale patch!

    Loaded out with the goodies from Tactical Baby Gear we've got the molle baby wipes pouch, the bottle pouch, the famous changing pad and of course the dump pouch for you know, the dumps.

    This will surely see battle and I rest assured knowing it's built for it and will do it's job well.

    Happy father's day!

    Now let's see some dad bags! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. zyntherius

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    Congratulations on your first born & a preemptive Happy Father's Day!

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  3. Cervantes

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    Wait..no caffeinated snacks?? Keep hydrated and heavily stimulated.. your gonna have a rough few months while baby acclimates to life on earth. Congratulations.

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  4. demPho

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    I've got time to accumulate the necessary dad fuel and comfort/morale boosting items. Plenty of research, planning, learning and scheming ahead. Plenty of time given then guaranteed sleep deprivation. Good stuff!! Thank you for the encouragement.
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  5. Loadout

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    Wow. That is very cool!
     
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    Haha, this post made my day! Congratulations!

    Cool pack, too.

    Pro tip: I you don't have one yet, go and buy a dishwashing machine. And get sleep whenever the baby sleeps. First year is awesome and supertough. Enjoy!
     
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  7. demPho

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    Lol thanks!! It's super exciting and aptly terrifying! Hey, good gear always helps! I've heard of the magic of catching sleep when baby is, my hope is that I can capitalize. I'm sure pure exhaustion will help.

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  8. Tromba

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    Take lots of pictures and video. I blinked and my little girl turned into a 3 and a half year old.
     
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  9. Cervantes

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    My girl is 13 now..

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  10. demPho

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    Photography background, thankfully. My goal for myself is to make annual photo album books.

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    A neat idea i heard, but was too late for me, as my kids were already a few years old, is to setup a google or yahoo account for them.

    Send pictures, vids, and scans of papers, projects,etc to the email. Give them the account and password when they turn whatever age you choose.
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    Would have loved this setup with my two.
     
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  13. demPho

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    Cool idea! Depending on the age released to them, that'd be quite an endeavor to go through it all!

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  14. demPho

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    I blame this forum for making me what I am lol.

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    Awesome post and cool pack.

    I did the same thing a few years ago. Now my kid is 3.5 it is fun. Sleep when you can... (usually you can't and that's OK!)

    Oh and more unsolicited dad advice... Throw one or two extra diapers on the back floorboard of your car... My wife thought I was crazy.... Then she needed them... #hero.

    Good luck!

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    Will this work with the standard 12HR pack?
     
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    Hmm I’m going to be a first time father in May and I will be looking this up!!! Thank you


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  18. demPho

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    Y'all make sure and look into the rigid molle panel insert or the hook and loop insert with various sized mesh pouches he offers. Great setup options.

    Yes, organization from the factory is minimal. Yeah the front vertical zipper pouch is odd. I always used his flat zipper pouches to consolidate stuff for the front pouch and it worked great.

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    I've recently added the rigid panel and some pouches for better organization. Our daughter will be here in the next few days and the dad bag is rigged out and ready. I'll post some updated pictures later.

    Congrats! We're in it together!! She ain't even here yet and I'm already tired lol.

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    Yes we are in it together!! Hahah congrats man! And yeah I want a nice bag I can keep baby stuff in and my own personal stuff somewhat. We will see!


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