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RBrownkatz
2007-11-10, 09:17
Anyone know the volumes in cubic inches for the medium and large ALICE packs, including the external pockets? I've seen estimates for the large ranging from around 3800 ci to over 8000!
Thanks.

SGT Rock
2007-11-11, 09:55
I've never measured one and really don't know how I would do it. But based on my calibrated eyeball I would guess that it is about 5500ci.

Iceman
2007-11-11, 20:37
Fill it with water, then measure the water. :biggrin:

oops56
2007-11-11, 23:39
Iceman that a good idea but where can you find a water ruler:albertein

Iceman
2007-11-12, 09:56
Water volume to cubic inches.....

Volume conversion calculator here:

http://www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/volumeunits.html

RBrownkatz
2007-11-22, 10:45
Thanks Iceman.
This is what I got for a large ALICE using water according to the following:

1 gallon = 231 ci
1 cup = 14.4375 ci

Main Pocket – 14 gallons = 3234
Large Middle pocket – 10 cups = 144.375
Medium pockets – 9 cups = 129.9375 x 2 = 259.875
Small pockets - 2.5 cups = 36.093 x 3 = 108.279
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Total 3746.529 ci

Iceman
2007-11-25, 19:12
I have been wanting to put this to use, glad it worked for someone.

oldgrunt
2007-11-27, 06:12
why do you need to know the dam cubic inchs anyway, what don,t fit, you don,t need. Any Grunt tell you that

"that all I have to say about that"

Seeker
2007-12-05, 21:40
can use styrofoam peanuts too, and then put them in a box and measure the depth, etc... might be less messy.

Iceman
2007-12-06, 01:43
I should have said to use a trashbag to hold the water in the pack...

RBrownkatz
2007-12-06, 05:16
I used a trash compactor bag, the kind used as a waterproof liner inside the pack, for the main compartment and plastic bags for the smaller ones. I've modified the frame so the pack stands up. It was very easy.

sailingsoul
2007-12-06, 08:24
Use a trash bag??? WHY???? didn't you say so the first time! I tried using water but it leaked out when I went to get my measuring Teaspoon. So I filled it again and measured very quickly. That worked (mostly) but I got my carpet all wet!!!! Oh, I feel sooo stupid. SS:captain:
PS I'm not too stupid more like slow!

dropkick
2007-12-07, 01:03
You could just use mayonnaise or honey they wouldn't leak out.