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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.

  2. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005


    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.
  3. 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


    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


    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


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

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

  11. 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


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


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


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


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

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