“We cannot claim they are new and appear in excellent condition. They show little wear and all buckles, straps and parts are intact. There are no holes, rips or tears. Of the three currently remaining, one has black liner and buckles. If you want this one, please say so. We suspect they were issued and not deployed in the field.”
Country of Manufacture:
GENUINE U.S. MARINE ISSUE Please read condition statement
WHEN SHOPPING, REMEMBERFIELD PACKDON'T MISS OUR TRIVIA BELOW WE SHIPTO YOUFAST SHOULDER HARNESS, HARD BACK INCLUDEDFOR FUN FACTS ABOUT WITH USPS PRIORITY MAIL NO BELT, HYDRATION OR LIDPICTURES, MANUFACTURERS, SEE BELOW AND SAVE MONEY! And MADE IN THE USA USERS AND HISTORY
NSN# 8465-01-515-8620 P/N F190186393
This is an ILBE (Individual Load Baring Equipment) Field Pack issued to our troops.
The first picture shows the shoulder harness and numerous straps with handle strap on top. Black handles on both sides can also be seen. Next are two shots of the ever-present ID tags. Semper Fi. Pick 4 looks into the top to show the divider flap secured with three buckles to segregate gear. Next another of the back of the pack (side next to your back). Then, the elastic pouches are present on both sides of the pack. Notice also the side is double zippered for easy access and closure with the black handles. Next is the zipper secured. The zipper and handles are covered by folding the pack flap over them. As seen, this would be top to bottom. Then we see the back partially opened to partially show the back plate (bluish), metal supports (the two prongs opening to the left), back pad (coyote color) and flap (far left which folds and secures with Velcro). If used, this is where a belt would attach. Belts, lids and hydration systems are available from other eBay sellers if desired.
These packs are ready for action. They are designed Military tough and to assist in winning wars, so use them as Boy Scout back packs, Motorcycle sissy bar bags, cool school book bags, emergency go - bug out bags, hunting and photography trips or whatever seems appropriate and necessary now or in the near future. 'nough said.
BEFORE YOU BUY! SAVE MONEY IF YOU ARE BUYING MORE THAN 1 ITEM! It's really simple. If you want to buy another item (perhaps a set of longjohns or ammo pouch - see our other listings), we save money and time if they can all be shipped together. So, why not pass that savings on to you? simply choose the items you want and we will see what the best packaging is and bill based on what we both save in shipping. Then we accept your offer and your items arrive by Priority Mail. We use Priority Mail because you don't want to wait for days for your items and we can both track the shipment. Win - Win. For the trivia buffs.
History: Backpacks are also widely known as rucksacks, knapsacks, packs and
packsacks. It’s a bag to be carried on
the back with straps (usually two) that either go over the shoulders or across. In the olden days, backpacks
were only used by hunters to carry their equipment and preys. Back in those days backpacks were made of animal
skin. There were different types available depending on the types of animal
available in a particular area. They were sewn together by intestines of
animals that were woven together to form a strong thread like material.
The Term ‘Backpack' itself was coined in 1910s
in the United States. The famous word ‘rucksack’ is a German one and is
usually used in the USA Army and in the UK. It’s a loanword that literally
means ‘der Rucken’ in Germany
referring to ‘the human back’.
Evolution of Backpacks… Wooden pack frames were used for centuries around the world. Otzi the Ice Man may have used one in Copper Age
Dick Kelty was the person who came up with the idea of
designing lightweight, sturdy and compact backpacks. This one idea of his
changed the whole game and the modern backpacks came into existence. In 1951 he along with his pal Clay Sherman decided to
put the load of the equipment from their shoulders to their hips. In order to
do this, they had to skid the ends of their pack boards into the rear pockets
of their jeans. This was when both of them realized that this is a much easier
and comfortable way of carrying load. Kelty was impressed with this idea and he
kept working on it to make things better. Kelty then changed the
wooden pack design to a more lightweight design by using lighter materials such
as aluminum and by changing the rucksacks to nylon. Kelty’s wife came into the
game and sewed the rucksacks to fit the frames. This was the start of a
revolutionary home based business of backpacks. By 1952, Kelty was able to sell
29 backpacks for $24. But, this wasn’t where Kelty stopped. He kept on amending
the design. Later on he added shoulder straps, padded waist and exterior zipper
pockets to his packs. (Thank you Fabric-and-Handle)
The Other 4 Pics: U.S. Marines' gear destined for Yamagata,
Japan, at Marine Corps Air
Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan, in this photo released March
15, 2011. Service members provided disaster relief and humanitarian assistance
in support of Operation Tomodachi as directed after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake
and tsunami March 11 off the coast of the island nation. (U.S. Marine Corps
photo by Cpl. Andrea M. Olguin/Released)
Next is the 2008 Army Best Warrior competition - Sgt. Luke Solorzano, U.S. Army Pacific, tightens the straps on his ruck sack
as he conducts pre-combat checks and inspections during the 2008 Department of
the Army "Best Warrior" Competition at Fort Lee, Va.
Photo by Mike Strasser, Public Affairs Office.
Followed by: Observation post - U.S. Army Soldiers with
3rd Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery
Regiment, Task Force Spartan, prepare to ascend a hillside to an observation
post in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD.
Titled "Ruck dog Teamwork" U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Brian Zamiska, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment,
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security
with a U.S. Air Force working dog, Jan. 6, 2013, during a patrol with the
Afghan Border Police in Tera Zeyi district, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by
Spc. Alex Kirk Amen.
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