M39 Swedish Army Pack Or Moose Sack Video...

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I picked up a M39 in near new condition in a trade the other day.Kind of inspired my to shoot a you tube video on the pack.This a of a in depth look a the Swedish M39 army pack.I think this is a really good bit of kit for anyone who likes old school vintage gear...

[video=youtube;NHxG_L9MJBA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHxG_L9MJBA[/video]
 

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Very informative vid HD. Thanks for posting. The pack looks near new, you managed to find one in very good condition.
 

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Very informative vid HD. Thanks for posting. The pack looks near new, you managed to find one in very good condition.
Thanks mate I know this sort of pack is not your thing ,put I am a geek for this gear..I lot of these M39 packs seem to have gone into storage in about 1959.The Swedish pack you posted before the LK35 must of been the replacement.To find a pack that is unused after 55 odd years is a bit of a long shot.
 

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Thanks HD - great vid. My M39 is halfway between your two in terms of condition. Now I know what those lugs on the sides are for - pulling sleds! I never thought of using the frames on its own until I saw your firewood video.

I removed the metal clips at the end of the leather straps, as when they swing around they can whack you in the face. The extra straps themselves, however, are great to hang onto when walking, to shift the weight a bit.

Regarding the hot spots - on a long hilly daywalk last year I wrapped my shemagh around the bottom metal bar which lifted it away from my back a little - enough to prevent those spots rubbing at all.

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Thanks HD - great vid. My M39 is halfway between your two in terms of condition. Now I know what those lugs on the sides are for - pulling sleds! I never thought of using the frames on its own until I saw your firewood video.

I removed the metal clips at the end of the leather straps, as when they swing around they can whack you in the face. The extra straps themselves, however, are great to hang onto when walking, to shift the weight a bit.

Regarding the hot spots - on a long hilly daywalk last year I wrapped my shemagh around the bottom metal bar which lifted it away from my back a little - enough to prevent those spots rubbing at all.

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Looks like some good little mods mate,I need to try the shemagh thing out..Some folk cut off the lugs for the sled to save a few grams.I do like these old packs but the not the easiest to work with.This is my M39 firewood gathering bush party trick...

[video=youtube;sdGShKG3w4o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdGShKG3w4o[/video]
 
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sweds new what they were doing. when you look at the horrit pack systems the commonwealth had before ww2 oh man.. but they nothign beats the russians stuff for discomfort.
 

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sweds new what they were doing. when you look at the horrit pack systems the commonwealth had before ww2 oh man.. but they nothign beats the russians stuff for discomfort.
All Scandinavian design seem rather good like Mora knifes,Gränsfors or Fjällräven...I got just the LK35 as well and it is a really well made pack.
 
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