carrying supplies

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  1. blastaway New Member

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    what's a good way to carry extra ammo, knife, other hunting necessities in northern winter climate.....backpack ? waistpack ? I'm trying to set up a FLC w/ pouches but it's not going how I thought it would. Any info/preferences are much appreciated.
  2. wood chucker Moderator

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    I switch between Vietnam web gear and a medium ruck depending on the weather where I'm going and how long I'll be out.
    5.11's Bailout Bag makes for a real nice quick trip to the range bag or a get home and possibles bag.
  3. blastaway New Member

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    Woodchucker.

    Thanks for the info........My FLC works well for fall weather when I don't need a heavy coat, but it's just too bulky over a hunting coat. The 5.11 is something I will look at.
  4. bombadillo Moderator

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    I like a basic backpack depending on the amount of supplies you need. I have purchased the lapolicegear.com backpacks as gifts for people with list ideas to set up a get home bag, and something to keep in the trunk.

    What's an FLC bag?
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  5. Marneaus Moderator

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    I don't hunt, but when wandering the desert and when training I wear a battle belt outfitted with 2 rifle mags, 2 pistol mags, a knife, a multi tool, a flashlight, a lil trauma kit, and a pistol.
  6. blastaway New Member

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    Bombadillo

    FLC is a fighting load carrier.......it's a vest with the front consisting of all MOLLE straps....you can attach all sorts of pouches in different configurations. They work great , but in snow country, in MY opinion, it's just too bulky over a coat.

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  7. Chuck S Active Member

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    Load out for hunting is what? A couple of sandwiches and bottles off water? There's more ammo in the gun than most hunting needs. If in doubt throw a 30 rounder in your back pocket.

    -- Chuck
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  8. blastaway New Member

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    Chuck I like to bring more than I need just in case I end up being out a lot longer than I plan. I go quite a ways out at times and sometimes bad luck follows right along. Here in the mtns of upstate NY we're only allowed 6 rounds max. in any hunting rifle/shotgun. Matter of fact, a 30 rounder may get you 30 years.......just possession here is a FELONY !! :confused::eek::mad:
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  9. wood chucker Moderator

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    For certain the Adirondaks will swallow a man whole if he's not careful. I'd recommend tossing a box or two of tracers in your pack for signaling.
  10. wood chucker Moderator

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    Looks like the hunting vest went 21st century :)
  11. blastaway New Member

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    I know....kinda overkill ain't it !!:D actually I picked the vest up on e-bay for 10.00 and some pouches for 25.00 ? What I like about a vest is having everything right in front of you as opposed to having to keep taking a back pack off and on . I stuck the 5.11 bag you suggested on Santa's list:)
  12. Chuck S Active Member

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    I thought we could have 7 rounds in the magazine. Only 6?

    Upstate is Binghamton. Canton is North Country -- where I'm headed for Christmas. :)

    -- Chuck
  13. blastaway New Member

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    according to ANDY'S big book of hunting laws....it is illegal to hunt or take wildlife with any semi-auto ( I never realized it specified semi auto...where does that leave bolt action ? ) with a capacity to hold more than 6 rounds EXCEPT if it uses .17 or.22 caliber rimfire ammo.

    I'm about 30-40 min. from Albany are you in Newyorkistan too Chuck S?
    ?
  14. wood chucker Moderator

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    Chuck, I think 7 rounds is NY state SAFE act law and 6 rounds is a department of environmental conservations regulation while hunting big game.

    I'm on the opposite side of the continent so Blastaway would be the better one to ask.
  15. blastaway New Member

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    DEC says magazines can have 5 rounds plus 1 in the chamber. UNSAFEACT was 7 rounds but was struck down and 10 was reinstated. (Judge Skretny decision)
  16. Chuck S Active Member

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    Thanks for the reminder of the Skretny decision. I have 10 round mags for my New York Carbine (MVP Patrol).

    I'm in Cleveland but my daughter teaches at SUNY Canton. Her beau is stationed at Fort Drum and they can't come home this year due to 10th's deployment cycle so it's Christmas in North Country. Flying so I'll be unarmed the entire time...

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  17. blastaway New Member

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    I'd hate the idea of being ''vulnerable'' , no knife allowed on airplane , I guess....I've never flown. Pick up some kind of knife ASAP after landing, better than nothing. Leave it w/ daughter's BF when leaving ?

    How do you like the Patrol ? I've heard that the stock is actually wood and coated w/ some sort of coating.......
  18. Joenavy85 Member

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    Old post but I'll throw in my loose change since I've hunted the last 5 deer seasons in the north woods of Wisconsin, and therefore understand the struggle of bulky gear. I have a small redhead backpack that hold my snacks and water (and sometimes my long barrel AR upper), along with a spare mag for each firearm I have (which can vary from my MVP, my 1911 and my 10/22 up to my 30-30, Remmy 740 and 1911). I carry my 1911(with extra mag) in a drop leg holster on the right side which easily clears my jacket, and a MOLLE panel on the left leg with appropriate pouches for stuff I may need (cell phone, FRS or HAM radio, even a pencil flare set up and lighter). The pack also has webbing on the shoulder straps for extra pouches and even space inside for a camelbak type water bag. All in all it's what works best for me and where I hunt.
  19. Keith Moderator

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    I really need to get a drop leg holster for my Judge. That is my sidearm of choice when I'm out hunting. I also need to get a speedloader for it that can hold .410 shot shells. They are out there but they aren't cheap. I like the multiple options a Judge or a Governor offers for an outing in the woods.
  20. Joenavy85 Member

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    I have my 1911 in a fully adjustable holster, it's the only way I can keep the light on it (since I roll out to the stand at zero dark thirty). Usually once about 11am rolls around I head back to the cabin and shed a couple layers, at which point I ditch the drop leg for a regular belt holster.

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