Modded my black harness to provide two attachment points for my small Yucca pack lower straps, and redid the pack set up!
Harness without pack
With pack attached
Back view of harness and pack connected; you can see the two extra Fastex buckles being used to connect pack lower straps to the harness
Side view of the pack; the side pockets are to hold food and misc items.
detail shot of upper pack attachment, the harness padding part has a couple of metal snap hooks to attach to D-ring equipments.. the harness upper part is from a black M1967 web harness from Rothco I believe.
detail of the lower pack strap attachment. Its simply a sewn loop strap, girth-hitched onto the D ring.
Another detail shot, showing the strap connecting to the buckle which is attached to the harness permanently.
Detail shot of Army hatchet mount between the MOLLE Sustainment Pouch and the main pack
shot of pack without the harness.
Detail of Right-hand panel of the harness.
Load out is as follows;
In the main pack, I have the following items.
Hammock and kelty top quilt in main compartment with Whoopie Slings attached to hammock
USGI CCF pad under top flap
3-4 days worth of clothes in MOLLE Sustainment Pouch
Hatchet in between Sustainment Pouch and Main pack
foods in 3 side pockets, large foods in the USMC Coyote Brown pockets and small foods in one camo pocket, while the final camp pocket holds the tree straps for the hammock and a bandanna and headlamp
Moving on to the harness;
2x 1qt water bottles in MOLLE canteen covers; one is a Nalgene bottle, the other is a Life-line canteen with an Army canteen cup
handgun with ammo
first aid kit in one black pocket
Long Ogee tarp in second black pocket
hammock bugnet in long green pouch
tarp lines and stakes in shotgun ammo pouch (no shotgun ammo)
compass in compass pouch
Mini Maglite behind black pocket
4.5″ blade knife behind other black pocket
Esbit stove and fire kit in third black pocket
snacks and misc items in fourth black pocket
handgun ammo magazines in USGI mag pockets attached to two black pockets
With this load out, the entire kit should be good for 3-4 days of hiking and traveling in the woodlands…