HPG In Use

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  1. DiscoveryLover

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    This weekend I hiked in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, WV.
    Used my Junction pack and Waistpack worn crossbody.

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    First hike with the heavy recon. Definitely worth it. Barely noticed the Glock 21 and other items in the bag. 2166E5A3-4D56-4AD0-9034-A5538E71B2D9.jpeg 06F49B7A-CD0E-4431-9288-3C3430EC78C6.jpeg
     
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    Went hiking on Saturday.
    Had my Junction pack and Waist pack.

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    Been looking at the Junction as a day pack to keep in my rig. Seems like it would be great for a pack rod, Nalgene bottle, and some ultralight spinning gear.
     
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    Can anyone recommend a molle compatible pouch for bear spray? I want to attach it to the bottom molle on my Heavy Recon kit bag. Looking for easy access and not turning up much so far.
     
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    Shoulda looked a little harder. I just ordered one from Mystery Ranch.
     
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    If any of you Elk owners ever need stuff made, I know a guy who makes things. And he happens to have a roll of fabric.
     

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    Been kicking around the idea of replacing my Tara with Junction. Tara seems to be too small more often than not.
    Any thoughts a?
     
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    I've never had a Tarahumara, but at 16L it seemed too small for me, The Junction seemed a better fit at 22L. I have a frame sheet in the laptop pocket, plus a 2L water bladder. It has enough room for my stuff, plus extra if I need to add a light jacket or rain jacket. Or a larger jacket can be held on the outside with the paracord compression panel.
    I also use the waistpack worn crossbody along with the Junction too.
     
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    Tripped the trigger on a Junction today after I saw that the Line Pocket could be added and the straps could offer some compression. I'm waiting on the Line Pocket until it's available in Ranger Green or Coyote.
     
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    oh, I didn’t know the line pocket could be added. Guess I should read stuff more theral. Lol I have the line pocket on my Umlindi. I was wondering about adding compression straps.
     
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    BrokenSVT, which packs are those?

    just read in HPG forum about folks using the line pocket.

    Is the a loop in the main pocket of the Junction for attaching a bladder or Tara insert?
     
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    I make all of those...and anything else people want made ;)

    The loop is for whatever a person wants to hang. Bladders, inserts, keys, I make small pockets for that purpose too.
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    Just got the Line Pocket in for my Junction, along with a frame sheet. The frame sheet and a small orange tarp fit nicely in the laptop pocket and add a little welcome rigidity. I stuffed a Nalgene in to one bottle pocket and a pack rod tube in the other. The Line Pocket strap holds the rod tube nice and close to the pack.
     
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    Anyone have the Junction and Umlindi and think the Junction is a smaller Umlindi?

    No thoughts about this?

    I’ve been considering pulling the trigger on a Junction. Why do I want a Junction when I already have the Umlindi?

    Help me decide I need a Junction. Lol
     
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    Out with my Junction and Waist Packs.
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