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M48 OPS Canvas Two-Pocket Ammo Pouch with Belt Loop

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photo:   M48 OPS Canvas Two-Pocket Ammo Pouch with Belt Loop backpack accessory

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Price Reviewers Paid: $8.00

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The M48 Ops Ammo Pouch, a knockoff of the military ammo pouches used by our armed forces, is a two-pocket pouch with waterproof linings inside the pockets.

Great to store all of your smaller camping gear, can be used as a fanny pack, or a designated pack for first aid.

Multiply pouches can be placed on thee same belt, or could be attached to an existing backpack for additional storage.

Pros

  • Heavy duty canvas material
  • Durable construction
  • Waterproof inner pocket liners
  • Durable fasteners
  • Multiple size pocket alternatives
  • Stainless steel twist-lock closure

Cons

  • Heavy canvas material
  • Not 100% waterproof

 

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The M48 Ops Two-Pocket Ammo Bag 

 

Dimensions:

 8" High

 6 1/2" Wide

 2" Deep

Weight: 5.8 oz.

Material: Canvas with plastic/rubberized waterproof pocket                           lining.

Fasteners: durable stainless steel twist-lock closures 


Ok so I know what you are thinking right now: "What? This guy is making a review on a 2 pocket pouch... OMG what is he thinking?" Well you got me there. But there is a valid reason for this.

The M48 Ops Two-Pocket Ammo Bag is a knock-off of the Military ammo pouches used by our armed forces for decades. These ammo pouches  have been repurposed by the outdoor camping community. They have been used in lieu of bringing a fanny pack or daypack and even attached to backpacks for extra storage.

What is so great about these bags is the size, its durability, its resistance to tear, and its waterproof pocket lining. The strong canvas material and heavy duty nylon thread allows these little guys to hold a lot of weight for its size.  Unlike fanny packs and a lot of daypacks  out there, these pouches are built to last for decades.

The M48 Ops Two-Pocket Ammo Bag that I use for camping can hold the following:

  1. Compass
  2. Permanent metal match
  3. Ferro rod
  4. Magnesium fire starter
  5. waterproof matches
  6. Swiss army knife
  7. Fixed blade knife
  8. Solar blanket
  9. Esbit stove and fuel tabs
  10. Mini water filtration device
  11. Cell phone

I have also a dedicated M48 Ops Two-Pocket Ammo Bag that I use for first aid gear.

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Wide—durable belt loop
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Large main pocket that expands

 

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Heavy duty stainless steel twist lock closures and waterproof pocket lining
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The ones that made it all happen, the M48 Ops...

The M48 Ops Two-Pocket Ammo Bag easily is attached to a variety of belt sizes and can be used by men, women, and teens. These pouches can easily be placed in a row around your waist for additional storage. The waterproof lining adds extra protection against your gear from getting wet in the rain, and the cotton canvas outer material allows heavy gear to be placed in these pockets.

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Built to last

Experience

The very first military ammo pack that I bought was almost 30 years ago. Back then I didn't have very much gear wise for camping, as I was only a teenager without a job. I put all my Boy Scout stuff into this two-pocket pouch for our Boy Scout wilderness trips.

As the years went by and I started collecting more camping gear I too started buying more ammo pouches. These pouches, when combined in a row on my belt, held more weight and more gear than my fanny packs did. I learned to appreciate not having to carry a small daypack on my day trips and used these instead.

I cannot begin to express the convenience of having dedicated pouches and pockets for your gear. No more stopping to get something out of my daypack. No more searching through one large fanny pack for that lighter.

About 7 years ago I bought the M48 Ops two-pocket ammo bag to create a dedicated first aid emergency bag. It was at this same time I started buying other types of ammo bags of different pouch sizes and different amount of pouches per bag.

I have ben using these ammo pouches for every outdoor adventure except for my kayak paddling.

I find it handy to have these bags used for dedicated gear. One for fire making, another one of these pouches for First Aid, and I have another one I use as my EDC bag.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $8

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