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    Which backpack for nugget shooting in desert

    Iím just getting into detecting for gold in Arizona and Iím curious as to what you more experienced nugget shooters use to carry your equipment while in the field?

    Backpack, belt bag, etc?

    I need something that will comfortably allow me to carry my crevicing tools, water, etc.

    Thanks

    Chris
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    I like camel water bags or the like....need a drink just bite and suck on the mouthpiece. They can be rigged to carry in any backpack not just the same named packs. I usually carry about a gallon of water but some of that is in liter bottle(s) to replenish the bag if needed. Depending on how hot it is a gallon should last a couple of hours or more.
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    I like this one. It was cheap!
    https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sog-tac.../6000195933720

    I donít detect in Arizona, but heat is heat.
    I try and have two days worth of supplies in the pack, and a weeks worth in the truck.
    Plan on having to change a tire...fix a flat...air down/air up...shovel out.

    I had to unexpectedly spend a night up on a 6500 foot mountain peak once.
    The couple things I didnít have was a bivy sack (could have cost me my life).
    Some contractor size trash bags, a manual compass/altimeter/map, and a good long lasting led headlamp with extra batteries.

    One thing that came in very handy was a folding limb saw.
    It was actually more useful for building a shelter than I would have imagined.

    There was 4Ē of frost in the morning and even with a large bon fire, I alternated between being burned on one side and frozen on the other. It was a very long night. All I had was a light weight parka.
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    Looking at packs...I see a lot of “tactical” bug out style bags that look pretty good.
    Maybe I need to upgrade
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    You should first determine the equipment needed for your field trip. Once you have determined that, then you search for the pack best suited for that task. I still have several packs. Each was used several times up to stroke month several years ago. Just a few are used now. Be the trip a few hours, or several days, the equipment needed determines the pack. If you choose the pack first, you will likely be out of luck in many ways when you get to your worksite in the field.

    Time for more coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galenrog View Post
    You should first determine the equipment needed for your field trip. Once you have determined that, then you search for the pack best suited for that task. I still have several packs. Each was used several times up to stroke month several years ago. Just a few are used now. Be the trip a few hours, or several days, the equipment needed determines the pack. If you choose the pack first, you will likely be out of luck in many ways when you get to your worksite in the field.

    Time for more coffee.
    You never know when a couple hours will turn into a day or more.
    I use the same pack every trip out except back packing. I might throw in a little more clothing in the winter.

    I would like to have several packs already set up different situations...just too much for me. Desert is a little more challenging because you may have to plan for heat and freezing temps.

    I know one thing for sure..we now have MUCH better equipment than our grandparents...no excuses.
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    It’s not really a matter of having several packs set up and ready to go. I never had more than five or six at my worst. It is more a matter of anticipating needs and potential problems. For example, a field medical kit always goes, as do fire starters, water filters and a folding saw. Distance from truck is a very big item. Driving right up to the work area means carrying less that if I am to hike two or three miles in the Mojave in summer.

    Preparation is the key. A pack system that can carry what I believe I might need is just one step.

    Limitations, regardless of type, are annoying. Find the best you can afford for what you need. A carry vest might be as important as your pack, giving you more versatility, and the ability to spread your load better.

    Enjoy.

    Time for more coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galenrog View Post
    It’s not really a matter of having several packs set up and ready to go. I never had more than five or six at my worst. It is more a matter of anticipating needs and potential problems. For example, a field medical kit always goes, as do fire starters, water filters and a folding saw. Distance from truck is a very big item. Driving right up to the work area means carrying less that if I am to hike two or three miles in the Mojave in summer.

    Preparation is the key. A pack system that can carry what I believe I might need is just one step.

    Limitations, regardless of type, are annoying. Find the best you can afford for what you need. A carry vest might be as important as your pack, giving you more versatility, and the ability to spread your load better.

    Enjoy.

    Time for more coffee.
    Share some more? I value experience over bravado.
    Did you hike in the desert?
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    Many of us here sometimes get 30-40+ miles from a paved road. My brother and I in Northern Nevada are well-versed in tire repair days away from help.

    Everyone in the wilderness needs the 10 essentials. Most have already been discussed:

    Navigation. Topographic map and assorted maps in waterproof container plus a magnetic compass, optional altimeter or GPS receiver.
    Sun protection. Sunglasses, sunscreen for lips and skin, hat, clothing for sun protection.
    Insulation. Jacket, hat, gloves, rain shell, and thermal underwear.
    Illumination. Headlamp, flashlight, batteries. LED bulb is preferred to extend battery life.
    First-aid supplies, plus insect repellent.
    Fire. Butane lighter, matches in waterproof container.
    Repair kit and tools. Knives, multi-tool, scissors, pliers, screwdriver, trowel/shovel, duct tape, cable ties.
    Nutrition. Add extra food for one additional day (for emergency). Dry food is preferred to save weight and usually needs water.
    Hydration. Add extra 2 liters of water for one additional day (for emergency).
    Emergency shelter. Tarp, bivouac sack, space blanket, plastic tube tent, jumbo trash bags, insulated sleeping pad.[4]

    I will add a BlackJack professional tire plug kit and (2) air pumps. An extra spare tire. A quality jack. A PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) that when activated contacts a satellite and sends in the cavalry to your exact location.

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by arizau View Post
    I like camel water bags or the like....need a drink just bite and suck on the mouthpiece. They can be rigged to carry in any backpack not just the same named packs. I usually carry about a gallon of water but some of that is in liter bottle(s) to replenish the bag if needed. Depending on how hot it is a gallon should last a couple of hours or more.
    Or a light beer
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    Anybody familiar with a custom fabricator? I know when it comes to vests, you can get them to your exact specifications and built hell for stout if that’s what your after...high end zippers.
    .accessories, etc.
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    I like the last part in particular, the personal locator beacon. Besides using the MRDS as an approximate road map, most of my recon work will be done using a trike PPG(Power Para Glider) in remote areas. Easy to land and take off without the hassles of a fixed wing. Never thought of using a PLB. Thanks, this may turn out to be a lifesaver if I ever it. I'll be aero-prospecting in either Nevada or Arizona this year.
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    I prefer the Eberlestock line of backpack.
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    My wife got me a pack from Big 5. made by "Samuri Tactical" So, far its better than the last two packs I've destroyed.

    It has a sleeve for water bladder. Sturdy straps good pockets.

 

 
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