scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Backpack Advice
Mon Aug 07 2000 - 17:45:10 CDT
Steve Berry wrote:
How do the military surplus
> A.L.I.C.E. packs do?
I seem to recall that "tricked out" A.L.I.C.E. gear with the
pack frame weighs over 10.5 pounds but....I could be wrong.
Camp Trails, Kelty and Jansport all make external frame
packs sized appropriately for the younger backpacker. I
believe the latter 2 even have models called the "Scout".
You can usually find these on sale at Campmor, REI or Sierra
Trading Post in the $50 - $75 range.
If you live near an outfitter, you might be able to rent a
backpack as a kind of "try before buy" test of what works