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Maxpedition Bottle holder kit, review and pics

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by j williams, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Awhile back I ordered me a Maxpedition bottle holder, and decided to build me a small kit for short dayhikes and general woods bummin.

    I have lusted after one since reading the review Joezilla did of them. I also ordered me the shoulder strap, pad, cocoon pouch and waistpack. I then decided it was time to get a Guyot to stick in this kit.

    My sources for the the pouches and guyot are:

    Maxpedition bottle holder-- Off the map outfitters
    Maxpedition Strap, pad, and cocoon pouch-- Maxpedition
    Guyot standard and Maxpedition M2 waistpack- Two Wolves Outdoors

    All companies I had 0 trouble with. Fast shipping, and great service. I can reccomend any of them.

    Well this is how I set up my kit.....

    In my Cocoon pouch I have--
    -hunk of fatwood
    -tin of fatwood sawdust
    -brunton button compass
    -fox whistle
    -peanut lighter
    -bamboo spork
    -Fishing kit with shot, hooks, a couple spinners, and a tiny spool with alot of fishing line
    - streamlight nano
    - benedryl and asprin
    -water tablets
    -scalpel blade
    -small pencil
    -small birthday candle
    -piece of mousepad w/2000 grit sandpaper
    -small roll of duct tape
    -small survival saw

    Front pocket-
    -K&M matchsafe with strike anywhere matches
    -SAK farmer
    -LMF scout firesteel
    -AMK heat sheet
    -signal mirror.

    Main compartment-
    -Guyot standard
    -GSI mug, w/ tea bags and instant coffee straws(think fire straw, but with coffee)
    -550 cordage, inside a bag, and a mesh sack for foraging wild edibles.

    Onto the pics....................Sorry for the crappy pics.


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  2. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    More......

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    Hees the kicker. I bought the M2 for a FAK pouch to put on the side, but have now changed my mind, am gonna do another cocoon pouch. I think those were made for this setup.

    This is just not low profile enough.
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  3. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    Cool Kit bro!
    You got alot of stuff in there!

    Hows it ride?
     
  4. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Also, my FAK is gonna get a few more things once I get a cocoon ouch. I am gonna put a Saline flush in, and some more 4x4s, and pain meds.

    Might use the M2 for a camera pouch. It holds everything quite nicely.
     
  5. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Tony it rides a little high on me, but just about perfect IMO. On you you would have alot more options for adjustment. This is B/C I am so tall, and Maxpeditions shoulder strap is not long enough fully let out IMO.

    Fully loaded with the weight, the shoulder strap and pad makes for a comfy setup.
     
  6. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    Very cool, thanks for the info!

    I thought I carried alot of stuff on a dayhike, you have more in there then I have in my Jumbo!!
     
  7. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Not bad for such a small package huh??:D
     
  8. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    You should include some quick klot or equivalent in the FAK, If you have room a wound closure kit is another good addition.
     
  9. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    I have a bigger dedicated FAK that is in the Truck. It has everything in it. From asherman chest seals to an IV start kit. I am just wanting a Band-aid bag for this setup. Its not a long distance kit.
     
  10. KuRUpTD

    KuRUpTD

    Aug 5, 2008
    Very sweet set up J :thumbup:

    Anymore pics of the cocoon pouches as you've peaked my interest in those.

    Thanks
     
  11. peripatew

    peripatew

    Jul 31, 2007
    I had a leaky iodine prep pad, that ruined my altoid kit, so I don't carry them anymore. I have a mini-dropper bottle with liquid iodine in my main FAK though. Nice kit! I've been wanting to pick one of these up as well, but I need to find a pouch that would take a Pelican 1020 now.
     
  12. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    These bottle holders are a real stealth find! :) I read a previous review and rushed out and got a large one, then bought the smaller size off Sgt. Art. The small works great for me but the large has been sitting unused since I got it. So ...

    Wilderness freebie !!!
     
  13. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Nice!!! Great offer Esav!

    Awnser that question boys!!
     
  14. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    oops.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2008
  15. HikingMano

    HikingMano

    Sep 2, 2008
    Nice set up J!
     
  16. Fonly

    Fonly

    Sep 24, 2006
    Good job man, really like the pics, and nice set-up for sure.
     
  17. SpookyPistolero

    SpookyPistolero

    Dec 13, 2005
    Great kit Jake, thanks for the pics. Looks like you have a solid setup!

    I've never seen the nalgene imprint on the side of the Guyot, that's a new one to me.
     
  18. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Great kit Jake! Where did you get the spork?
     
  19. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Mtnfolkmike sent it to me with a barter we did awhile back. It is really light and neat.

    Spooky, Nalgene makes the bottles for Guyot now, thats wy they are easy to get now.

    I think I could fare very well with this Kit if I had to.:thumbup:
     
  20. texastonydobbs

    texastonydobbs

    May 25, 2007
    Excellent kit Bro.....I love the Maxpediton bottle holder !
     

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