Survival Gear Tips: How To Tie A Sleeping Bag To An ALICE Pack

ALICE stands for All Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment. The ALICE pack is a vietnams era military rucksack that has been battle proven and well worth the price you can get them for. Usually about $35-$40 online and in military surplus stores. These backpacks are great little packs for Bug Out Bags, but some folks have a hard time getting the sleeping bag to attach to the outside with out it falling off and hanging down like a gypsy pack.

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  1. TurtleWolf Pack
    TurtleWolf Pack 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Good information here, although i admit I haven't ever heard of a Canadian jam before. Must be one of those things that just got an odd name.

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  2. Stone Morningwood
    Stone Morningwood 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Just found the Coleman Big Basin Extreme Weather 0-20 Degree Sleeping Bag for $39.97 on amazon

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  3. featherfaller190
    featherfaller190 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    I have the same Alice pack but my is a olive/brownish green pack Thanks for the tips.

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  4. Groovin' Chick
    Groovin' Chick 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Is this your fav pack for general camping??? Looking to buy my hubs one but not sure what type to buy

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  5. Beerman313
    Beerman313 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Great information on knots and packing your sleeping bag!

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  6. BigShawn C
    BigShawn C 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    You may have to use a Canadian jam on the cat to keep it out of the video

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  7. neil castell
    neil castell 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Cheers for the video,

    i've got a large Alice, … i replaced the shoulder straps recently, was thinking of changing the buckles on the (lid) straps for fastex quick release type, i've seen them on ebay, just not sure how robust they are.

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  8. G36Jeff
    G36Jeff 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    This is the most awesome idea ever. Thanks man. 

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  9. NotSoTacticalGuy
    NotSoTacticalGuy 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    I just did something like this to my MSS on my Large Alice on the frame. It looks and balances out the pack a hell of a lot more than what it did. Thanks!!

    Now all I need to do is brush up on my knots. haha

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  10. RealityCheckGA
    RealityCheckGA 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    I would recommend The Ashley Book of Knots to everyone! People now days just don't know enough about knot tying

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  11. Bushlorenz
    Bushlorenz 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Thanks for sharing with us mate, great tip and will improve space!

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    GARYSGUNS 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Great Tip I need to learn how to tie those knots, Thanks

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  13. Reality Survival
    Reality Survival 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    +AJ Calacci Yep this will work fine with the bigger green GI issue sleeping bags, that is what all of the students in the USAF survival school carried and this worked great for it.  

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  14. Kevin McLaughlin
    Kevin McLaughlin 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Great vid. I am going to go back and review your teaching on those knots again

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  15. TheALOwens
    TheALOwens 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Great tip from +J.J. Johnson @ +Reality Survival !
    I'll second his process of using 550 instead of the webbing straps.  Always worked better for me!!

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  16. TheALOwens
    TheALOwens 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Great tip!  I always prefer good ole 550 to the webbing straps.  Seems I can always get a tighter fit!

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  17. IA Woodsman
    IA Woodsman 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    You need to get your carpenter to come back to your house and fix that joint on your base board.

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  18. Jerry Hogkiller
    Jerry Hogkiller 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    good video and great tip,

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  19. Mark Evo1974
    Mark Evo1974 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    what upgrades do you recommend for the Alice pack

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  20. Skills2Survive
    Skills2Survive 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    Easy to attach a sleeping bag to an Alice pack from Reality Survival

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  21. Kev Gunner (skillage18)
    Kev Gunner (skillage18) 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    awesome ! you should make more videos like this . I always have trouble putting stuff on my backpack 

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  22. kabaruser
    kabaruser 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    nice vid  j j that worked well better then the dumb straps we used to use

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  23. kabaruser
    kabaruser 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    great way to attach your bag to your pack

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  24. AJ Calacci
    AJ Calacci 24 June, 2016, 15:02

    What about if you have a very large and hard to roll sleeping bag like the one I have which is a military mummy bag?

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