Re: Packs and Airplanes
David P. Dusenbury (0006531737@MCIMAIL.COM)
Thu, 4 Jul 1996 01:13:00 EST
-- [ From: David P. Dusenbury * EMC.Ver #3.0 ] --
I flew out to SLC a couple or three years ago. I have a Gregory (internal frame
), and bought their 'pack duffel' for the trip. It is just a giant duffle bag,
big enough to hold my pack loaded for a week-plus winter trip. Not too cheap
though. I always use it when travelling, keeps the pack looking new, and dry
in the back of the truck. How about surplus army canvas duffel bags? I would
think that a pack would fit inside??? This would also reduce any chance of
pilfering, or gear falling out.
Alternatively, if you don't put the pack inside of something, and it is external
frame, remove all the shoulder straps and hip belts. This way they don't get
ripped up in handling. Put any cotter pins, etc in a ziplock for each pack, the
straps, etc go inside. (But be sure you know how to rig it back up and adjust
> I didn't have any troble when I "checked" my pack to Alaska. You might try
> sticking each one in a trash bag.
> At 12:10 PM 7/3/96 -0500, you wrote:
> > My Post/Troop is heading to Philmont, Aug 5. We're
> flying from
> >Chicago. I was wondering if there is a problem with
> handling the packs
> >by the airport luggage handlers. With all the straps,
> buckles, etc. ,
> >it would seem to not lend itself to the conveyor belt
> handling systems.
> >Has anyone found this a problem and is there a simple
> solution that I am
> >missing. Thought about large boxes but did not think they
> would be storable
> >for the return trip.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City