When doomsday approaches and you've got to get the heck out of Dodge, the Backpacker Bugout Kit has the essentials you'll need: a water bottle, first aid kit, and a .22 caliber pump carbine that breaks down with the push of a button.
Survivalists are ready at a moment's notice. Whether it's an undead apocalypse or a natural disaster, you're going to want the essentials in a handy pack that you can grab on the way out the door. The Backpacker Bugout Kit is that pack.
Get yours now before it's too late.
NOT A TOY. ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED. MISUSE OR CARELESS USE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. BE CAREFUL, SHOOT SAFELY.
- Model Number30061
- VelocityUp to 480 fps
- Weight2.74 lbs
- Length30.25 in
- MechanismBolt Action
- Power SourceVariable Pump
- CapacitySingle Shot
- Barrel12 in
- Front SightFixed blade
- Rear SightAdjustable
I recently purchased two air guns, one was the backpacker and another was a different brand costing nearly 3x more. The backpacker was for my son. I was shocked at how much more accurate the backpacker is over the more expensive air gun. I can put 5 pellets into the size of a quarter from 33 ft. The backpack and first aid kid aren't really for serious use, but they're nice to have in the house and when you've got kids these items come in handy all the time. I wish I'd bought two as my son complains a lot when I monopolize his pellet gun. I also appreciate how easy it is to modify and parts are available everywhere for it. It's currently out of stock- wish they'd get more in! So does my son I think.
Crosman bugout kit 2289g
Bought the 2289g bugout kit because I liked the detachable stock , backpack for compact storage and the fact that it was .22 caliber. . It's advertised as a small game hunter but in stock configuration I was unsure that it would provide the necessary 12fpe recommended for humane kills on small game. The power and accuracy right out of the box were amazing for the price , which I got mine brand new online for $74.99 usd, backpack holds all the contents of the kit plus a few extra items I've added, this rifle is allot of fun and if you have a few extra bucks can be modified and become a real heavy hitter. For right around $150 usd I've added the steel breech, 4x32 scope, flat top piston and valve, high flow transfer port, power hammer spring, power adjuster, and a 14.5" barrel, and a paracord cobra weave on the entire stock (110' paracord) Adding a total of 190 fps to the stock advertised velocity of 480fps and making it a great, very accurate small game hunter . I would recommend this compact pumper to anyone, best money I ever spent
Mostly a good gun
I really like the pop this gun has for short range plinking. However, the accuracy seems a bit off with certain pellets. I've been shooting Crosman guns since I was 10, so about 25 years now. I'm guessing its best to use a scope with this gun, because, for some reason, I am not doing to well with the open sights. Any recommendations on a good scope or laser dot sight for this gun? It could be that I am moving the gun ever so slightly on the trigger pull, which is enough to make a difference. I hope I can find a good remedy for the recent accuracy woes. Thanks
I've had the backpacker since last June. I enjoy it for the most part, but lately, the accuracy doesn't seem to be as good. I've been using crosman premier hollow points as well as the premier domed ones. I might be moving the gun just a tad when pulling the trigger. Been plinking empty water bottles at 25-30 ft. I've got the font blade sight right in the slit of the rear sight, but I'm not sure why I'm getting flyers. Might be best to get a scope or red dot laser. Any suggestions. It's still fun to shoot though
I do wish it came with a better (steel) breech, but all things considered, it's a goodfun shoot. Light, easy to load & pump, works fairly well with most pellets (Crosman Domed are great); this is a steady, well made multi-pump.
The power is a bit weak for hunting in my opinion, but if you have a garden pest problem, this is the gun you want.
The 2289 is the perfect balance.
The Crosman 2289g is a great gun. It has a slightly longer barrel than the 1322, and comes with the shoulder stock.
I like that this gun is good for hunting and plinking. Also this gun is extremely easy to modify, putting an extra $20 in material, and a little work brings this gun up to a truly great little gun that can almost compete with the low end PCP for Muzzle Energy, and can easily out shoot most PCPs on the target range out to 200 Yards.
The only downside is you have to buy the steel breech separately, as it comes with a plastic breach with no dovetails.
Good power in a small, light carbine. Nickel sized groups at 10 and 20 yards after being sighted in. Not a true bug-out bag per say, but it's a good starting point. Good value; but I would rather have the steel breech and adjustable sear, instead of the backpack. Would like to see the 14in. barrel like on the package. Plan on getting another one to do some mods. Can't go wrong with this gun. Lots of fun.
Good Airgun at Good Price
Being retired I wanted a true Airgun (not a BB or CO2 gun) that was dependable, hard hitting & easy to pack around & in .22 Cal., I was about ready to buy the 1322 and add a shoulder stock when I saw the Backpacker advertised and this fit the bill perfectly. I agree a steel breech & or fiber optic sites - rather than the pack kit - would be better option for the 2289 but just as is - it's a very nice .22 cal carbine - Perfect!
I am just in love with this rifle. The gun itself is great. I loved that came with ammo and targets. Targets are very nice and it comes with i believe 12, 3 of each. It is a VERY accurate weapon. The FPS as advertised is just about dead on, with the provided pellets and 10 pumps it should have an average of 482fps. Unfortunately due to weather and the timing on when i got it i have only shot it at 10m (with and actual bullseye target) so far to sight in the scope. But at 10m i can put 6 rounds through the same hole. I use 5 pumps for target shooting at 25yds and under, 10 for everything under 50yds. A While i haven't been able to get and actual target out to the distance, at 100yds i can hit a street sign every single time. It is a very good rifle. My advice. Buy the steel breech or inter mounts and a GOOD scope, it deserves it. Good luck and safe shooting all.
Great little Carbine
The 2289g is a great .22 cal gun. Produces good penetration at up to 80 yards (stock configuration), extremely accurate at up to 120 yards (with steel breach and 4x scope).
This gun is easy to maintain and upgrade, good for small game hunting, plinking, all ages. For targets beyond about 30 yards you do need to pump the full ten times, this can be a bit tedious some times, though for most targets (under 30 yards) 4 times is enough.
As to the rest of the kit:
The backpack makes a good little day pack, good if you already have an ALICE pack.
The Water bottle is ok, though not realistic for a three day pack.
The First Aid kit is quite good (the same costs $25USD retail by it self).
The 14.3 grain pellets are a nice extra.
The targets are really nice, though a little expensive to replace.
A not on the Pack:
I read many saying that the Backpack is "Child sized", it is actualy set up for some one of reasonable build (like my self; 130Lb Man thirty six years old 5 foot 3 inches tall).
I would recommend that Crosman include the steel breach standard in the future as there are no mounting rails standard otherwise, and it does make a noticeable improvement in performance.
great for 10 to 15 yrds you can get a 2inch group at 10 yrds with no scope with a scope it would be beter good for the price!
Great gun/ Great value
I recently bought my backpacker on the internet and have been modifying it ever since! this is a great gun! I have since converted to a 14" barrel, a steel breech (Wow! Great investment!), added a bipod, a 6' muzzle brake, and a 4x 32 scope. I am currently awaiting the tippmann adapter for a folding stock, and new grip handles to replace the grips on the old stock! This has become my new labor of love! I come home after work eager to find the new parts I have ordered! Needless to say, this is a highly modifiable pellet gun! And, speaking as a grown man, I can say I plan on working on this gun for a long time to come! In fact, I am now considering 2240 to do mods on as well! These guns have an excellent reputation, and Crosman has lived up to that with this gun!
The only thing I would change is making the steel breech a standard feature. It made a big difference in power. I also would like to see more accessories offered through crosman as opposed to aftermarket vendors. Other than that I am very happy with my purchase, and would suggest it to anyone looking for a quality gun with some kick!
A matter of survival
I'm a novice when it comes to air pistol. Looking at your backpacker bug-out kit is a preparation for a disaster of earthquake in California. 98% of my time is on the job driving. I don't want to be stuck elsewhere and not being prepared. Your gun is powerful, accurate and is easy to maintain. The mechanism is simple like my 1322. Any size of .22 pellets are effective to use. The backpack I can use and keep my fire starter, first aid kit, fork and spoon to include a survival knife. I guess
I'm set and ready for it.
I saved up for an air gun planning on custumizing it. I bought it and one of the last centerpoint 6x32 scopes. I also back ordered a steel breech and offset rings.
When i opened the box, i ditched the water bottle and backpack and kept the pellets and targets. The first aid went to tackle bag.
My breech came and i mounted the scope and was suprised by the accuacy. I shoot pest birds an a couple of possums with it. I now ordered a new barrel, flat top piston and valve, flow thru bolt,ect...from mellonair to stretch out my shooting distance and power. Great choice for someone who wants to custumize or plink with a compact gun.
Backpacker Bugout Kit
By Milt in SC
I received this as a gift from my wife. A great shooter and very accurate at 10 meters. Its not picky about the type of pellets which is a big plus. I've ordered a steel breech kit so I can mount the Crosman LPA MIM sights. I would like to see it have more power, but its still a great gun for plinking and target shooting. I own several Crosman airguns and have been pleased with them all. Keep up the good work.
I have the 1377 and love it. I saw the box at the sporting good store and studied the box. after purchasing bugout Kit and opening the box , I found out the barrel length is shorter than what appears on the box and paperwork. what`s with that? I`d like the longer barrel please. Cool accessories with the CROSMAN logo. *NOTE FROM CROSMAN: ARTWORK BEING UPDATED
I wouldn't have bought it on my own. It seemed too much of a gimmick airgun - I received it as a birthday gift.
I was pleasantly surprised. Good/quick stock to shoulder fit, no trigger slack or creep, accurate, light weight and a sizable pellet. Shoots well with the 14.4 gram pellets that comes with it. Construction is exceptionally good. I like the forearm design, provides a better grip when pumping.
Wished it came with more optional equipment, such as different pistol grips, when not using the rifle stock. Also would like to have possible swivel points on the pistol/rifle. Would have been nice to have had the sights setup with white dots or such for quicker sighting.
Backpacker Bug-Out Kit 2289g pistol/carbine
Light, easy to pack easy to pump. Amazing amazing accuracy (nickle size groups at 30 to 40 feet - notch or peep sight) on four pumps. Young shooters can really learn from the loading sequence : safety-on, pump four times, insert pellet in breech, close and lock bolt. point downrange, check range, safety off, aim - squeeze. I bought the steel breech in order to mount a scope (my 66 year old eyes see 66 year old targets). Not real picky about which pellet is used- all seem to work well. Quiet very quiet with no spring gun noise or recoil. This gun is so accurate and fun I delayed adding the scope for a week so I could shoot like I was a kid again. With a scope I shoot dime size groups - now looking for a longer shooting area!
Negative features: the stock had a bit of rough mold flashing in the area where my right thumb holds the stock - removed with a small file, the stock fits a bit loose on the pistol handle - not a bother, could be tightened up with a bit of electrical tape or add screws like the pistol grips, at first the pellets are hard to load correctly into the breech until a technique is developed - takes about 50 shots.
Changes I'd make: include Pellgunoil in Kit, put a small felt bumper under the pump arm to absorb pump shock, fit fiber optic sights, offer Military Molle style nylon carbine backpack case. I thought about adding a longer barrel but this barrel is so accurate I hate to mess with it.
The glass reinforced (plastic) breech is great (lightweight and durable easy to use). The metal breech adds scope rails 3/8" (11mm) and a bit more weight. I would not change the breech to metal unless I wanted to mount a scope or a precision adjustable rear sight.
The pellets, carbine stock, 1st aid kit and targets are useful Kit items. The backpack and hydration bottle just add a bit to the overall value. Overall neat.
This gun is FUN, ACCURATE, DEPENDABLE and very UPGRADE-ABLE. Should last 30+ years just like my old Crosman American Classic 1377 (.177/BB cal.).
Got this gun and it is amazing. so nice and powerfull. I recomend the .22 steel breech and a nice scope. love the 2289g backpacker.the first aid kit is good. And the backpack is good for storing.
better than expected
i had a hard time deciding wether i wanted a single shot 22 rifle or a pellet rifle. the backpacker solved my delimma! i have had it only 2 days but am really impressed with it's quality and performance. my first air rifle was a metal actioned 760 pumpmaster that i had to lay on the ground to pump -that was 25 yrs ago. it was a gift from my grandfather. he had a 1377 pistol to dispatch pest animals in his garden.
i wish it came with the metal breech insted of all the "kit". i'm planning on giving the kit items away, very child sized pack and gear.
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