Does it seem like companies either want
to sell you cheap junk?
Or they want to charge you an arm and a leg for something that’s actually dependable?
Well today you’re going to learn about a solid backpack, a solid bug-out bag that is the
best of both worlds. For less than $40 you will get a good
backpack bug-out bag that is
dependable and will get you through your bug-out.
First the disclaimer: I am NOT
getting paid to make this video. And I
also won’t be making any money or
kickback for any of these that do sell.
The company Roaring Fire did send me
this backpack and did ask me to
do a review of it; and I will have links
to this backpack down below if you want
to purchase it for yourself or as a gift
for somebody else. Now first, I don’t do
many gear reviews for companies; and one of my rules is that if I do a gear
review, I don’t just take it in my back
yard and play around with it for five
minutes and then do the review video.
When I do review a piece of gear, I do
make sure I have had actual usage with it,
and I actually put it through some tests.
And I want to make sure that if I say:
“Hey this is a pretty good item” that the
item is actually worth the money and
will actually hold up for the person.
And so far this backpack is holding up
good. I’ve had it through numerous
excursions with me as I’ve gone through
this this land I recently purchased.
I’ve had it go through
sticker bushes through heavy brush and
so far it is holding up good. And one
thing I’m a little bit disappointed in:
is that I actually had blood on here
that actually washed off. I was kind of
disappointed – the blood washed off
because, hey, what better way
could you show the ruggedness and
durability of something by showing
something that’s got some some wear and tear and some blood on it?
Anyways, for this tactical backpack I think it’s worth every penny.
Considering that some of the higher brand backpacks and bug out bags can run closer to $200,
I would much rather spend the money on this and
then spend that extra money (that you save from buying one of the
more expensive bags) and spend that saved money on extra food.
First, this is made out of some pretty tough material. The company says it’s made out of 900D
waterproof Oxford cloth, but I don’t think
the word “cloth” really describes
this very well. To me, it seems more of a
canvas material, but I’m no expert on
that. This material, it’s just durable.
Now when I first got this thing:
the first thing I started doing was
started yanking on it to see if it would
rip or tear or anything. And so far
it’s just holding up; it’s just it’s just
being tough. And I also really like it
that it has these compression straps, because once you put your items
into your backpack you can really cinch
this up, you can really tighten this up
so that your backpack’s not
flopping around on you or bouncing
around on you while you’re rucking it
through the woods or through rough terrain.
And I also like the molle
webbing that it has on the on the front
of it and then also on the back sides of it.
Because this allows you to hook extra
gear and extra stuff like that onto the pack also.
Now as you can see this thing
has double zippers; and this first
compartment actually opens up all the
way like a complete clamshell. And you
have a lot of space in here. Now I don’t
have this backpack set up for bugging-out
right now; I am doing a lot of work on my
property, so I’m having some extra
clothes and some tools and stuff like
that in this backpack instead.
But again a lot of space here, a lot of room. Again, this first compartment completely
unzips and opens up like a clamshell. Now the second
compartment does not unzip all the way
like the first compartment does, but it
unzips about down to about 70 to 80 percent of the way. And again: a lot of space and
inside here, you’ve got these
administrative pouches (and also on the
back compartment) but more
administrative pouches where you can
compartmentalize things that you’re
wanting to to pack into your bag.
And this pack also has a rubber coating on the inside can act as waterproofing
to keep your stuff dry.
Now on the very front you have this top
smaller pouch which is good for holding
smaller things like your flashlight your
firestarter other items like that; and
again it’s got this rubberized
inside to help keep your things dry. And
then you’ve got this lower and larger
pouch, again for holding things
and again, it’s got this rubberized
lining again to help keep your things
dry. And you have more of these
administrative pouches in here for any
papers or documents or identification…
anything like that that you want to hold. And then
in the very back, you’ve got a pouch
that’s actually held together by Velcro.
So anything you want to keep flat (maybe
laminated maps or anything like that) you
can keep back here. Plus, this has
mesh cushion that allows
breathability and also gives you just a lot
of comfort while you’re wearing this. Now
you also notice that everything is
stitched together very well; a lot of
double stitching, and a lot of box-type stitching.
And again: all around on the
inside of this pack you’ve got that
rubberized coating, again to help keep
your things dry. Now anything that has
zippers is not going to be completely
waterproof; water will get through the
zippers. But again, I’ve had this out and
I’ve had some pretty good downpours
on me while I’ve been out here on this
this rough land (that I purchased as
a bug-out location) and it’s kept my
stuff dry. Now folks, I am no bug out bag
backpack expert, so if I am missing
anything in this video on this bag then
please put it down in the comment
section below. The main thing for me is
you are getting one rugged
backpack that’s gonna hold up for you,
that’s good and tough. Folks when
I first started prepping, I wish that I
had found something like this, because I
think the backpack that I bought (that
was pretty much identical to this one) I think I spent close to $80 on it.
And this backpack this is less than
Now the Roaring Fire company actually
has this backpack listed on their Amazon
page as the: “Roaring Fire Tactical
Backpack Army Assault Pack Molle Backpack for the Three Day Pack Bug Out 45L”
again on their Amazon page; and again
I’ll put a link below to
this to this backpack down in the video
description box. And in fact, I will also
put a second link down in the
description box for their whole Amazon
store, so you can check out everything
that they carry in case you’re not
interested in just this one backpack.
And a good thing to pair with this backpack
would be a awesome little $20
prepper stove, a little off-grid stove
that uses twigs and dried leaves to cook
your food with. This little stove is
perfect for preppers, and fits nicely
into the pack. So to learn more about
that awesome little off-grid stove, then
click on the video that should be
appearing on the top of the screen (just
about now) to learn more about that.
And if SHTFwere to happen tomorrow, and if the water quit running
out of your faucet, would you’ve be secure enough that you would
be able to actually filter dirty water
to make it safe to drink for you and your family?
So to see a simple method
that I use, where I took green & dirty lake water,
and I turn it into crystal-clear
water that was safe to drink,
plus I drink it on video to prove it: then click on the video that should be appearing on
the right side of the screen just about
Anyways folks if you made it this far: Hey, Thank You very much for watching,
and I pray that you have a good night.
And God Bless you folks that use this Closed Captioning. I do it for you. 🙂
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