I’m a bag-freak. I have many bags in my storage area; and, they are all in excellent condition, regardless of age and deployment activities.
At this point in time, my most used back-pack is my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack.
Don’t get me wrong, my deployment activities ain’t like the US Navy SEALs; but, for my little rinky-dink deployment activities, the bags I use have definitely been put through the ringer in degrees that are more tough and brutal than most civilians purchasing the same bags — each of my bags have a war-history.
After I almost died in a river rafting accident, I put my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack into storage after I did a thorough cleaning of it; so, mold won’t develop.
It sat in storage for about two years without incident; and, at the time I was putting Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack in storage, I didn’t realize I was doing that because of the near-death experiences I had with it.
I guess it was my mind’s way of subconsciously giving me a little break from the immediate near-death experience I had while wearing my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack.
Years after that incident, I was able to talk about it as I normally would talk about anything in life; and, I felt comfortable talking about it; and, when I saw my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack, I didn’t feel anything except, man, you and I had our share of some pivotal time in our lives.
So, I pulled it out of the storage closet after seeing it and reflecting back on our history together, and I commissioned it back into action as my EDC (Everyday-Carry-Bag) and BOB (Bug-Out-Bag).
As mentioned in my previous BLOG, regarding my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack, I really like the design; because, it has strategically placed internal pockets; so, I don’t feel like I’m carry a potato sack with shoulder straps on my back. Those compartments distribute the weight in an effective load balance, which provides effective weight distribution; hence, my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack doesn’t feel heavy when I wear it with my gear in it.
The other nice thing about my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack is that it is collapsible; so, it’s perfect for my EDC gear, which isn’t much stuff.
Being a gray-man with Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack is challenging; because, it does stand out in the crowd — all those molle loops, my name, my glow-in-the-dark strip, and my Motorola XE500 RMS all act as a beacon; BUT…I don’t dress like my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack…in other words, I wear designer jeans and designer boots and shirts that contradict the military look of my Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack; so, my style of dress kinda subconsciously disconnects peoples’ thoughts of me by not wearing tactical-style clothing.
Of course, in this BLOG, I’m just posing in these pictures with my gear fully exposed, and my tactical pants. When I’m blending in, the pouch, body-cam, and Motorola XE mic are tucked away in the Maxpedition Falcon III Wolf Gray Back-pack, and I’m not wearing tactical pants.
According to my survey of 29 pedestrians on the street, they all mentioned, I think you’re a stylish office-guy.
Then I ask, how about my back-pack?
They reply, it looks like a military back-pack, and you look like a guy that likes military back-packs, but I wouldn’t think anything more than it has your lap-top or gym clothes.
Hey, chicks aren’t the only ones that dig a fashionable and functional back-back!
/s/ Alfonso Faustino