ALICE frame modular stuff sack pack system;

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!

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Pack with everything loaded onto it

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Side view with hatchet mounted

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Other side view with knife and flashlight

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Bottom view, that is a vintage M1967 sleep system carrier being used as the bottom panel.

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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 Even though this frame is obsolete, and usually not comfortable with ALICE packs…it works pretty good for this load because of the packing system.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;

hammock

under pad

bug net

Kelty top quilt

In each of the 4x USMC Coyote brown pouches;

First aid kit (marked with red cross)

cook set and fire kit

food

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.

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Modded harness and redid Yucca light pack set up!

Modded my black harness to provide two attachment points for my small Yucca pack lower straps, and redid the pack set up!

Harness redone 1

Harness without pack

Yucca Pack and Harness

With pack attached

Yucca pack harness

Back view of harness and pack connected; you can see the two extra Fastex buckles being used to connect packĀ  lower straps to the harness

Yucca Pack hammock kit 2

Side view of the pack; the side pockets are to hold food and misc items.

Yucca pack harness attachment upper detail

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.

Yucca Pack lower harness attachment detail 2

detail of the lower pack strap attachment. Its simply a sewn loop strap, girth-hitched onto the D ring.

Yucca pack to Harness lower attachment detail 1

Another detail shot, showing the strap connecting to the buckle which is attached to the harness permanently.

Yucca pack hatchet mount detail

Detail shot of Army hatchet mount between the MOLLE Sustainment Pouch and the main pack

Yucca Pack redone hammock kit 1

shot of pack without the harness.

Harness Right panel detail

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…

update; new black pouch, gun shows report and bikepacking rig so far;

OK been a while since I posted here…..been busy with selling surplus equipment and uniforms at the local Gun Shows in Albany; they went rather well; made a bit of money in January and made a little less in February, did not have a vendor’s table at the Rickreall Show at the beginning of March; due to it being a little too last minute for me. Anyways…I’ve completed the first of a run of 8 black pouches in 1000D Cordura with vinyl backing; they are a little shorter than the woodland pouches, and wider than them, meant for 12 gauge shotgun shell boxes, medical first aid plastic inserts, or 12 SKS clips;

black pouch next to standard woodland pouch

back of black pouch showing dual method of attaching to belt; LC clips and belt loop in center

12 SKS stripper clips fits it

USGI Medical Kit Plastic Insert

12 gauge shotgun shell box, 2 3/4″ size, with room to spare

and my current bikepacking rig; with a repainted frame, camo front bag, two camo small pouches behind handlebar, 2x 2 quart canteens in USMC first aid kit pouches on frame, and two MOLLE sustainment pouches on rack with the large black compression sack holding my tent, poles, sleep pad, and sleeping bag. ; some photos shows it with no rear rack or bags;

current bikepacking rig

earlier pic without rear rack/bags, in the environment it’s meant to be in

yes that is an airsoft “army” helmet, will be replaced by a Giro helmet; showing the riverfront environment

 

newly updated pouch!

just updated the pouch design to simplify the main webbing and side webbing, and added a reinforcement panel on the bottom of the pouch; I am also going to be making them in Universal Camo Pattern (also known as ACU after the newer Army uniform, Army Combat Uniform)

pictures are in the following links

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/P9030216.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/P9030217.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t70/CamoDeafie/P9030218.jpg