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T8nker
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« on: December 09, 2016, 09:08:19 PM »

So, I'm going to the Florida Wing Winter Encampment, and I was wondering what size suitcase to get. It sounds like an awful lot of gear to bring, so I was just curious.
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Eclipse
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 10:17:19 PM »

Whatever size fits the gear indicated and nothing more, and unless they specify, there is no minimum / maximum
or prescribed type - duffel bag, gym bag, wheeled bag, whatever.
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Trenzalorian
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 10:25:16 AM »

It really depends on what you're bringing. For my last two encampments, I brought a duffel bag and big storage container that I could store underneath my cot.
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Panzerbjorn
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 11:47:30 AM »

Make sure the dimensions fit what the airlines will carry without charging you oversize luggage fees, and make sure the weight is less than 50 lbs.  of course, if you're riding via CAP van or POV, it doesn't matter so much.

Something like this is all you'd ever need for a week-long event:

http://tacticalgear.com/mercury-luggage-deployment-container-bag-coyote?gclid=Cj0KEQiAqdLDBRDD-b2sv6-i6MsBEiQAkT3wAsGr35BzidzIXQsQ_Q0bJyu-7S4Mo3q4-QiFxAFWQMgaAt2l8P8HAQ#/19489/654/1?dl=b
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 04:52:30 PM »

IT'S CALLED A DUFFLE BAG....
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kwe1009
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 06:23:10 PM »

IT'S CALLED A DUFFLE BAG....

Sorry but that has only worked for about 100 years or so.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 03:39:20 PM »

Still works

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 03:53:24 PM »

I usually pack for encampment and camping with a parachute bag.



One like the above which is smaller (think large sports bag) then one like the below which is equivalent to the
BMT-style issue duffel you see everywhere and has a shiny texture and
might be a little watery-resistant-kinda (probably not).



Toss it all in and mix about - it seems like no matter how much you put in them you can always cram
a little more, and you can park a truck on them rigged-wise (your bottle of Hai Karate will be broken, but
the bag won't rip or come open).

The advantage to these is you don't get stuff trapped on the "bottom" like a duffel, downside is you can't wear them
like a backpack.
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LATORRECA
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 09:20:29 PM »

Parachute bags are great piece of equipment. Suggestion to the cadet, just get whatever you can fit your stuff in it.
Duffle bag, deployment bag, parachute bag and any piece of luggage they all work.


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arajca
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 10:04:14 PM »

Remember, YOU will have to carry/move it. Consider something with wheels or a collapsible luggage cart.
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tribalelder
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017, 01:57:11 PM »

No bigger than you need for the encampment checklist.  Unlike some venues, you don't have to go through the gift shop at every attraction. You'll acquire experiences/memories-but they pack small.
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Yochanan
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2017, 05:05:03 PM »

What flight were you in?
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