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- The pack I have been using on our RTW trip is a workhorse. The Condor Outdoor Products 3 Day Assault Pack, Coyote Brown Was a purchase made after extensive research. Either I’m not that nice to packs or this particular one had a defect but I had to replace the waist buckle and a zipper lanyard within the first month. I’m not super happy with that but it did give me an excuse to find an military surplus store in Australia. I have another pack from Condor Outdoors that I use for hunting and it has taken a beating for years! Condor Outdoor Products Compact Company Assault Pack, Coyote Brown It’s now, temporarily, my oldest son’s day pack for our RTW adventure. I think he abuses it more than I did. In addition to the packs I have several pouches and accessories that add right on to the MOLLE style of tactical gear. (Molle Modular Ammo Pouch) These items give me great flexibility in hunting or travel. I have been able to attach our first aid kit to either pack Condor 12″ Modular Style Deployment Bag Color: OD Green. Just make sure you have the extra bullets out before passing through airport security.
- My Wife is using and seems to love the Osprey Packs Farpoint 70 Travel Backpack, Volcanic Grey, Small/Medium in red. This beauty has a detachable daypack and squares away very nicely.
- My photos are captured through either my mirrorless Canon Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses or my iPhone 6s plus Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64 GB Unlocked, Space Gray. I used to have a Canon Rebel (about 15years old and shot at only 8 megapixels. I felt it was a bit big for the RTW trip. I have carried it on many an adventure but it was time to downsize. The mirrorless option is lighter, smaller, faster, well it’s everything better. It shoots 24 megapixels which is crushing my computer’s speed.
- I purchased 4 Packable Down Throws with stuff sack Double Black Diamond Packable Down Throw – Ultra Light 60 Inch X 70 Inch, Stuff Sack Included (Navy Blue). One for each member of the family and they are golden especially now that we are moving into cooler climates.
- What am I wearing, you ask? Pant-shorts The North Face Men’s Paramount Trail Convertible Pants – Dune Beige – S They have been nothing but strong and comfortable. Great zipper thigh pocket and nothing has fallen out of a pocket thus far. Best part is they hold my iPhone 6x plus really well.
- My TEVAS have survived me for about 27 years. I’m sure they don’t make them like they used to but here is what the market has to offer now. Teva Men’s Original Universal Urban Sandal, Black, 12 M US
- I’ve found a true gem in my day pack. The Wilderness Technology DRYLite 23+7L is a beauty! I trusted it to keep my camera, phone and passport dry during a climb up a bizarre waterfall. it cam through. I abuse it daily and it holds a ton. Not a broken stitch yet. Check it out! Wilderness Technology Drylite 23+7 Liter Backpack (Black, One Size)
- To be continued…..