Ok so I am looking at craigslist and someone is selling one of these and links to the Kelty website. It seems like a pretty good product, but I am having issue with why they are using a teddy bear in the pictures and video as oppose to a real child...
Kelty Transit 3.0 Child Carrier Hiking Backpack | Trail Pack
I mean if you are selling something that people put their babies into wouldn't it make sense to put a real child in the pictures. I mean if I am looking for a neat back pack to carry my teddy bear in, this is great, but if I don't actually see a child in it, it makes me think it may not be as safe as advertised... Am I crazy?
That is pretty strange that they did it that way on their own website, but whatever. Here is the Amazon link (Amazon tends to have more reviews than 95% of other sites) Amazon.com: Kelty Transit 3.0 Child Carrier: Sports & Outdoors
Sounds like everyone likes it. Looks pretty awesome to me!
Kelty's are very safe. It's more of a hiking backpack though. I wouldn't use it for just carrying baby around town. There are tons of better around town carriers. But if you want to hike seriously then a Kelty is great.
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May get one for the bug out bag but I dunno we have giant BOBs right now, and mine is pretty full of stuffs, I cant even imagine putting even the most necessary in there and having it all fit. That would basically be the only situation that it would be used for us, I wasn't really looking for carriers last night just clicking around.
Emergency food stuffs and a pot, water sterilizing things, clothing, paracord, fire starting things, a tarp, a super duty trash bag (which can be used for many things). I still need to get quite a bit of stuff for it like a light three person tent. Hopefully I will never need it for anything extreme, but we do live in tornado alley and in an apartment where we would have to leave the actual apartment and go to the laundry room if there were one. It is easily in reach, and packed if we need it. DH has one with his stuff in it, and DS has one but it is too large for him at the moment (we got him the smaller size of our bags) but with the next growth spurt should fit him fine until his late teens.
It mainly started because I am paranoid about a number of things that may or may not happen, but DH decided that since I felt strongly enough about it and that my reasons were valid that we could make them. I don't go as far as the people in the show Doomsday Preppers, but if I had the funds I would. My family all thinks I am slightly crazy, but they are coming on board slowly but surely.