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Camelbaks

BACONATOR

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pilot
Contributor
Fair enough, but I'd still much rather spend 12 months at a desert base than 6 months on the Enterprise. Anyone who's cruised on the Big E knows what the hell I'm talking about!
My boat experience was far different than CVN, as has been made abundantly clear on AW, but I can still agree there are a lot of things that are better being here than stuck on a floating prison, and I'm sure WAY better than CVN-land.
 

RobLyman

- hawk Pilot
pilot
None
I did a CG (T.S. Gates) and a CV (Kitty Hawk) tour. The whistles and drills suck, no doubt. So do the arresting gear, catapult and high power engine runs right over your stateroom. I still think they are better than waking up to 107mm or 240mm rockets and mortars landing on your COS once a week, or a VBIED 3 miles away that shakes your CHU like a 5" 54 gun going off.
 

gotta_fly

Well-Known Member
pilot
I brought my camelbak on a pt flight tonight and can report that it is way less convenient than my usual water bottles stored in the fridge with my pizza and snacks.

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BACONATOR

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pilot
Contributor
I did a CG (T.S. Gates) and a CV (Kitty Hawk) tour. The whistles and drills suck, no doubt. So do the arresting gear, catapult and high power engine runs right over your stateroom. I still think they are better than waking up to 107mm or 240mm rockets and mortars landing on your COS once a week, or a VBIED 3 miles away that shakes your CHU like a 5" 54 gun going off.
My private stateroom, head and alarm clock were certainly a bit nicer than a CHU, shitty cot and waking up to a rocket attack at 0400, so agreed. But working out when I want, better food and encouraged sleeping during business hours is kind of nice, too.
 

scoolbubba

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I brought my camelbak on a pt flight tonight and can report that it is way less convenient than my usual water bottles stored in the fridge with my pizza and snacks.

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I was just about to ask where the fridge and oven is on a 60S? If our fridge is broken, we usually just load up a 200 can cooler with some ice and use that, but that's only when times are really tough.

No oven? More like no go, maintenance control. Better get that thing swapped out, coz these hot pockets aren't going to bake themselves.
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
I brought my camelbak on a pt flight tonight and can report that it is way less convenient than my usual water bottles stored in the fridge with my pizza and snacks.

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Those of us without stewardesses have to fend for ourselves.

Horse cock sandwhich still frozen from the boat? Just throw it up on the glareshield to get it nice and toasty.
 

BACONATOR

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pilot
Contributor
Those of us without stewardesses have to fend for ourselves.

Horse cock sandwhich still frozen from the boat? Just throw it up on the glareshield to get it nice and toasty.
How about rice, and soup/stew with no utensils? Or a plate of bacon/sausage for breakfast... Delicious, but hardly balanced. :)
 

insanebikerboy

Internet killed the television star
pilot
None
Contributor
How about rice, and soup/stew with no utensils?
I've gotten rice before, but soup/stew is just funny. That must have been fun to eat...."now, make the helo stop vibrating for just a second while I take a bite!"

Or a plate of bacon/sausage for breakfast... Delicious, but hardly balanced. :)
I thought you started your mornings off with a nice, tasty sausage? :icon_tong
 

AllYourBass

Unusual Vibration Salesperson
pilot
KERPOW! The Thread Necromancer strikes again!

Anyone rocking some sweet Camelbak action in the 60? I'm about 10 flights in and I've been foiled every time by a leaking Brita bottle stored in a helmet bag that my T-rex arms can't reach in-flight anyway. It's time to move on to a Camelbak or similar product. Something small enough to be hangable from that hook for the checklist would be perfect. I'd throw a carabiner on there and hook my PCL/kneeboard and that would be the only bag I'd need to carry on the line....niiiicce. Anyone have a good experience lately?

The Camelbak Ambush is currently the one catching my attention, but I'm not tied to the brand or anything.
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
I pretty much always flew with a camelbak hanging on the hook.

Mine is 10yrs old but it was a smaller one that had a big water bag and enough room for a PCL, kneeboard, snacks, gloves, flashlights, and leatherman. If it was winter I'd fly with a bigger one to hold cold weather gear for the inevitable PEL.
 

HokiePilot

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pilot
Contributor
I flew with something similar to this.
http://shop.camelbak.com/mil-tac-mule/d/1378_c_400_cl_6336
I guess they don't make the exact same version anymore. It was the perfect size. Kneeboard and PCL in the outside compartment. Some packets of Tuna and maybe my camera on the inside. I would also put a change of underwear and undershirt if there was a chance I could get stuck on a boat.

I took one of these clips and used a dremel to cut off one of the gates. I ended up with an hook that was perfect to hook onto the top of the seatpost.
https://www.niteize.com/product/S-Biner-Stainless-Steel.asp

I wouldn't trust the hook in the aircraft. It just seems to flimsy and where would you put the PCL then.
 

ChuckM

Well-Known Member
pilot
A small mouth (or for that matter, classic wide mouth) nalgene bottle cap loop hangs perfectly over the pedal adjustment lever.

This may not be a strong play in the FRS, as somone may call you on it, but one day when you are making your nest for your first double bag, it works pretty well
 

insanebikerboy

Internet killed the television star
pilot
None
Contributor
I've tried a lot of things but I've given up on camelbacks and I fly with this instead. http://www.fiftyfiftybottles.com/64oz-growler/, and carry the old school helmet bag.

If you have so much crap in your bag that you need a backpack, you're taking too much crap into the aircraft.

If I ever needed more water than 64 oz, which was rare, even for the long days, I'd throw a small nalgene or similar bottle in my bag, drink it first, and then I'd still have the ice cold water in this.
 
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