Decided to see what the MOLLE compression panels could take, and set up a backpack system in which the main bag is removable and contains all of my hammock camping gear cept tarp and suspension tree straps!
Pack with everything loaded onto it
Side view with hatchet mounted
Other side view with knife and flashlight
Bottom view, that is a vintage M1967 sleep system carrier being used as the bottom panel.
Suspension view. Even though this frame is obsolete, and usually not comfortable with ALICE packs…it works pretty good for this load because of the packing system.
The pack contains the following items;
In the WW2 laundry bag stuff sack;
Kelty top quilt
In each of the 4x USMC Coyote brown pouches;
First aid kit (marked with red cross)
cook set and fire kit
back up hammock/gear hammock (Grand Trunk UltraLite)
In the MOLLE Water bottle carriers are the water bottles (self explanatory)
USGI M16 pouches carries my tarp in one, and hammock suspension in other
IDF revolver ammo/handcuff pouch houses my compass
Green Buttpack up top carries my clothes for up to 3 days
horizontal MOLLE pouch on very top carries my stakes, cordage, bandannas.
I do have room enough in the WW2 laundry bag to carry more insulation if I need to.
I notice that the MOLLE compression panels will likely need a 3rd buckle in the middle, and 2 more straps to attach to the frame, so that it compresses better around the main stuff sack.