Help Me Pick A Backpack

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Darth T.'s Comment
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Greetings everyone!

I have 6 month long plan to join the wonderful world of trucker's bombs and haute cuisine of truck stops. It may amuse you, but I need your help to pick a backpack. I believe I will need to have a duffel bag and a backpack. Any duffel bag will suffice I guess, but backpack is a different story. I'd rather buy expensive sturdy model and never worry about it again than buy cheap and then buy another one. It's something I will carry more often, it will accommodate stuff I need more often and which I value most. What would you suggest? Certain brand or/and model? Some things I should avoid at all costs when picking one or some things that are a must for a backpack?

Also do you think I will be able to leave a duffel bag in a cabin(or in storage?) for short-term trips home?

Jeff L.'s Comment
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Greetings everyone!

I have 6 month long plan to join the wonderful world of trucker's bombs and haute cuisine of truck stops. It may amuse you, but I need your help to pick a backpack. I believe I will need to have a duffel bag and a backpack. Any duffel bag will suffice I guess, but backpack is a different story. I'd rather buy expensive sturdy model and never worry about it again than buy cheap and then buy another one. It's something I will carry more often, it will accommodate stuff I need more often and which I value most. What would you suggest? Certain brand or/and model? Some things I should avoid at all costs when picking one or some things that are a must for a backpack?

Also do you think I will be able to leave a duffel bag in a cabin(or in storage?) for short-term trips home?

That is a good question, I thought the same thing. What if I have to put everything in a back pack and carry it around for a day or three? So far I have just purchased a duflle bag made by Northstar(1050 HD Tuff Cloth Diamond Ripstop Series Gear/Duffle Bag (18-Inch x 42-Inch) in the color of black. That and mesh bags, mesh shower bag, canvass bags so I can store chargers and items like flashlight accessories, etc. Collapsible lightweight sleeping bag. I have even thought could I get away with putting my K-Bar(Knife) way down inside it so I could have it at shady hotels(KIck-ins,etc). I also thought about a full size hiking backpack but wonder about storage.

Chris L.'s Comment
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I used the Condor 3 Day Assault Pack (bought mine at amazon) for the training period. I originally bought the pack for a bug out/survival pack, soon as I was assigned my truck I put all my survival gear back in it and I keep it under the bunk. Never hurts to be prepared. Also keep 2 cases of water and 2 cases of MRE's under the bunk.

Steve L.'s Comment
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It's a backpack. Don't overthink it. 😄

Sean's Comment
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I like the one on this list: http://blog.trippak.com/2014/11/26/top-six-gadgets-every-truck-driver-needs/. It has a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery so you can charge you phone or tablet/laptop. It costs 170$ so it's a wish list item for me, but it would be cool to be able to walk to the store or go wherever and not worry about my cell phone battery dying.

Now I'm not a mathematician but the list says Top Six Gadgets Every Truck Driver Needs, but I only count 5. Wish I knew what number 6 was supposed to be.

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Skar Hed's Comment
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First of all, are you under age 40 ? Preferably well under ? Because few things look goofier than an old man wearing a backpack.

Heavy C's Comment
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Being from Maine I have one simple answer. LL Bean! Free shipping on all online orders and there quality is unmatched and all LL Bean products carry lifetime warranties. You will not be disappointed I promise you that.

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