A Gentleman's Satchel

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by mountainman » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:08 am

hogleg wrote:In the Infantry about 30 years ago, many of us carried map cases. Known by all as the *a* Bag. Now that don't ask, don't tell is no longer the law, I wonder what the map case is called.
They're no longer issued. We have GPS now. :D
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hogleg » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:09 am

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hogleg wrote:In the Infantry about 30 years ago, many of us carried map cases. Known by all as the *a* Bag. Now that don't ask, don't tell is no longer the law, I wonder what the map case is called.
They're no longer issued. We have GPS now. :D
And batteries.
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Post by bean_counter » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:35 am

I use a repro civil war officer's haversack. Black painted canvas with leather strap. I usually stick a Domke insert it it and use it for a camera bag. Holds my Leica, two extra lenses, meter, a spare screwmout Leica w/ a collapsible lens, and film. Water resistant, and has a nice worn-in look.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Zed » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:13 am

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I have this bag but in black. I use it for work. It is great. It is not at all feminine. I did cut out the snap straps for the outboard pockets. They kept getting in the way. One of them usually carries my flask the the other a can of mtn dew. The bag holds my planner (3 ring size), lunch, music and my tobacco tin survival kit.

I wanted this one: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CASE021-1.html but I didn't want to look like a mall ninja.
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Post by JimVH » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:28 pm

This falls in line with Zed's mall ninja comment, but it is pretty cool.

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Post by madmarv » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:33 pm

I have one of these military knockoff M51 Engineer's bags in black. The back compartment is perfectly suited for carrying lighters, pipe cleaners, pipe tools and other small items, with 3 larger pockets at the bottom that I pack with two pipes and a leather tobacco pouch. The front has more pockets and pen holders, and the main body is big enough for my needs. Check it out:

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Post by CaptainMathias » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:19 pm

Get what ever kinda bag you want just stain it with some blood and I doubt anybody will make fun of you :twisted:
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Mick » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:41 pm

hogleg wrote:
mountainman wrote:
hogleg wrote:In the Infantry about 30 years ago, many of us carried map cases. Known by all as the *a* Bag. Now that don't ask, don't tell is no longer the law, I wonder what the map case is called.
They're no longer issued. We have GPS now. :D
And batteries.
And it's hard to tell which is more frustrating; carrying a *a*-bag, or messing with Pluggers that rarely work right.
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Post by LushMojo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:40 pm

Tom Hide makes a really nice looking messenger. Looks like the leather is about equal to Saddleback's quality. WAY better pricing.

http://www.tomhidedesigns.com/Home.html

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hogleg » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:43 pm

Mick wrote:
hogleg wrote:
mountainman wrote:
hogleg wrote:In the Infantry about 30 years ago, many of us carried map cases. Known by all as the *a* Bag. Now that don't ask, don't tell is no longer the law, I wonder what the map case is called.
They're no longer issued. We have GPS now. :D
And batteries.
And it's hard to tell which is more frustrating; carrying a *a*-bag, or messing with Pluggers that rarely work right.
I'm still old fashioned, using compass, topo sheets with declination diagrams, and intersection and resection.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Mick » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:34 pm

hogleg wrote:
Mick wrote:
hogleg wrote:
mountainman wrote:
hogleg wrote:In the Infantry about 30 years ago, many of us carried map cases. Known by all as the *a* Bag. Now that don't ask, don't tell is no longer the law, I wonder what the map case is called.
They're no longer issued. We have GPS now. :D
And batteries.
And it's hard to tell which is more frustrating; carrying a *a*-bag, or messing with Pluggers that rarely work right.
I'm still old fashioned, using compass, topo sheets with declination diagrams, and intersection and resection.
Oh, I'm right there with you on compass&map nav. Just not too sure I would run around with a satchel/map case, since I don't have to in the civilian
world. But, to each his own, I suppose...
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by LushMojo » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:18 pm

Filson medium field bag or Lotuff English briefcase are my two choices these days.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by peter cornbriar » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:11 am

I own a hard sided , metal skinned, aluminum colored, briefcase,that gets comments occasionally when I'm out in public. Looks like the professional camera/video cases that those in the trade use.
Or looks like the doomsday machine,or a courier's case.All I need is to cuff it to my wrist and maybe someone would shoot me for it.

Stupid thing is made in China and I've had to have it replaced 3 times under warranty because of hinges breaking, innards coming detached, etc.
Eventually they'll run out of replacement briefcases,(product is no longer displayed on website),and then I can move up to a sharp leather briefcase that the company makes.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Hovannes » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:42 pm

"What doesn't kill you, gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor."

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Hovannes » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:49 pm

"What doesn't kill you, gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor."

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hogleg » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:00 am

Murse.

Also *a*-bag.

In the infantry many leaders carried the map case when afield. It was universally called "the *a*-bag" even buy those using it. Back in the day at the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, every Lieutenant attending had to carry one. Many quietly despised them. Many did not.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by hogleg » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:10 am

Closest thing I have is an old Zero attaché case that was given to me used 15+ years ago. The inside now has foam as I only use it to carry handguns to the range. One guy calls it my hit man case.

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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by CW Spook » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:57 pm

hogleg wrote:Closest thing I have is an old Zero attaché case that was given to me used 15+ years ago. The inside now has foam as I only use it to carry handguns to the range. One guy calls it my hit man case.

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Yep, I've got a couple of those Zero Halliburtons. Use 'em to carry guns, radio equipment, and sometimes, even clothes.
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Re: A Gentleman's Satchel

Post by Irish-Dane » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:35 pm

For years I carried an army surplus parachute bag. I'm not sure it could ever fit a parachute, but it was perfect for books, a laptop, even had a small pocket in the front that seemed to be made specifically for my Bible. I used it often when hiking (day hikes), took it to church, it carried my pipes for a few years, and best of all it had a bunch of metal buttons all over the front flap. Recently I felt like I was getting old for that kind of goofiness, and when Lush sold one of his leather bags, I bit. It felt like one of those, "when I became a man I put away childish things" moments. I still have it, but the leather one is much nicer.
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