S.O.C. Rolling Loadout Bag

Enjay

New Member
My husband was issued a bag with a similar design that he used to keep his rescue equipment in. In a way it was too big, he tended to cram everything in it because there was room but then it was too heavy and took two adults to lift it. When hauling it at speed (such as running to an emergency with it) momentum would often try to flip it over when you turned sharply and the more stuff in it the worse the issue was. We didn't really take it off road, but we have a 1 car driveway so my husband usually parks on the yard next to it, and it did seem to want to turn over more easily on the ground rather than the concrete, which would make me wonder about how it would handle a trail long term. I know that they replaced them a while back because other people had issues with the plastic supports inside cracking and breaking. He says that other than the plastic breaking it wasn't a bag bag, just not highly maneuverable in an emergency situation and that you probably shouldn't hurl it around if you've got 100 pounds of crap stuffed into it.
 

Low Branch

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I use a very plain high school type bag that I bought at a box store. I keep clothing, papers, medical supplies, ammo, and food inside. I also have hiking bags that can be packed in less than three minutes. All look plain and speak very little as to their contents.
 

Enjay

New Member
You could always fall back on the tactical wheelbarrow... :lol:


Have you considered checking out ebay, overstock etc to see if you can find a similar bag for a lower price to try out? Or checked out the return policies on the bags you're looking at?

As for us, we each have our own bug out bags with appropriate supplies, we have several bags with weapons and ammo in them in addition to our own personal carry weapons for if we're on foot, if we're taking a vehicle all that goes plus more water, more food, more ammo, food preservation supplies, etc. We thought about a big bag like that for all of us but decided against it because we wanted everyone to have the basics in case of separation. Almost everything else is in totes or crates since they stack well and maximize the space in our vehicle.
 

Enjay

New Member
Noooo...he looks to have all his teeth so that makes it the landed gentry version. The redneck version would have a cinder block instead of a wheel!
 

Dirk Pitt

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I've got a two packs I have already packed and ready to go, a large ALICE pack and a three day assault pack from Eagle Industries. On top of that I also have a contico box ready to be thrown into the truck loaded with more heavier gear.
 
A better idea than to have a drag-bag is to outfit each person in your party with their own hands-free bag on their back.

A bag that is dragged simultaneously removes one or more hands from being useful while also restricting movement greatly. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, the wheels are worthless on soft or uneven ground and will usually contribute to "tip-over" of the luggage and require greater energy/time expenditure to right it and continue mission.

With a worn bag you will have the benefits of less exertion, particularly if the bag is worn correctly, i.e. very high and tight upon your person. If you anticipate or encounter fire then you can easily ditch the bag and get to business and recover the bag when safe. A "normal" bookbag doesn't have reliable zippers nor quick-release straps and buckles, but "military-grade" bags do.

For us, we have:

BugOutBag, Bug Out Gear: One black and one ACU


MOLLE Assault Pack, US Army, RFI


With each person utilizing a backpack you can disperse supplies so that each person has redundant items. Spare flashlights, batteries, food, water, medkits, knives, et al. in every bag in case one is lost. As was stated earlier, using a huge rollerbag means you will put all your eggs in one basket and if it gets lost you're out a lot more than if you lost a backpack with items that are duplicated in one or two other identical bags.

Bottom line is that a roller bag is going to inhibit movement and hinder tactical response.
 

thebrasilian

New Member
It's hard to fit everyone in the family with a bag when one is onely 3. We will have 3 day packs as part of our goals for emergencies. But with a 3 year a big bag is neccissary.
 
Backpacks come in many sizes.

We have a Medium IBA OTV with SAPI for my 70lb seven year old. The vest has two spare Glock mags, IFAK, surgical shears, multi-weapon cleaning kit, folding knife, SureFire light and multi-tool.

Instead of using body armor you can get an FLC MOLLE carrier for your child. Or, if you want to be "normal", get them a Spongebob backpack from Wal-Mart and stick a change of clothes, some non-perishable snacks, a canteen and a flashlight and batteries in.
 

sdcromer

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Enjay said:
Noooo...he looks to have all his teeth so that makes it the landed gentry version. The redneck version would have a cinder block instead of a wheel!
Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!................true :lol:
 
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