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Covert Prepper Backpack

Preppers need a covert prepper backpack, a bag built to blend in, yet can go operational at a moment’s notice.

Covert Prepper Backpack

The last thing a prepper wants is to be identified as a prepper, and we sure don’t want to be ID’ed as someone who might be dangerous or tactically trained. If we’re sporting a military style backpack the bad guys and their spotters will pick us out from the other refugees much faster. This is why I needed to researched a solid, rugged covert prepper backpack.

I am very familiar with 5.11’s backpacks and they are very cool, in that tactical, “hey shoot me first” – way. I’m not disrespecting them, I’ve got a few of their packs, and I love them for non-SHTF use, when it’s ok for me to look like a chubby special forces ninja, but when the SHTF, I want to look like any other person and blend in.covert prepper backpack covrt18 5.11

My search for the perfect covert prepper backpack, finally led me to the to the 5.11 Covrt18 Backpack, it took me ages to find, but when I did, I knew I had found a great contender.


  • nylon
  • Main compartment- 19″H x 12.25″L x 6.5″D
  • front compartment-11″H x 9.25″L x 2.5″D
  • Concealed R.A.C. (Roll-down assault compartment)
  • Ambidextrous side-entry Back-Up Belt System compartment
  • Shoulder straps with QuickTact accessory straps
  • 500D Nylon exterior; 420D Nylon interior
  • Looks like a normal backpack, my wife had no idea, that I was ready for action, while sporting this bag 😉


  • Ice
  • Blue Depth
  • Asphalt/Black
  • Mantis Green/Dark Oak
  • Steel Grey/Code Red

One other great thing about the Covrt18 backpack, is that you can carry your laptop in it, you can use it for day to day EDC.  You can use it for clothing and toiletries for a trip, you can use it for your techie work gear bag, you can slap in a hydration bladder and first aid kit and use it for a hiking bag. Then when the crap get’s crazy you can stuff it with your bug out gear and it instantly becomes your covert prepper backpack. It looks like a regular backpack but is tactical on the inside.

While this may not fill the role for some, as a super large, heavy load bearing bug out bag (we recommend light and agile bug out bags), this is a great prepper bag that doesn’t look like a prepper bag. This is a true Covert Prepper Backpack!


  1. In ancient times, the backpack was used as a means to carry the hunter’s larger game and other types of prey and as a way of easier transport for other materials. In the cases of larger hunts, the hunters would dismember their prey and distribute the pieces of the animal around, each one packing the meat into many wrappings and then into bags which they placed on to their backs

  2. Before I bought the Covrt18 I did some research on it. Some people called it flimsy, cheap and so on. I’ve had it a little over 2 years and it has been on the floor, the ground and in the grass and it has not worn out yet. It is very light weight but sturdy! The Covrt18 is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I’m currently looking to purchase some for my family as get home bags/big out bags.

    • They are really good bags. 511 products are great quality, and I’ve never been sorry about buying anything they make.

      Great feedback, I’m glad to hear that my experience with the Covrt18 was similar to yours!


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