Made a MOLLE version of the Boy Scouts Yucca/ Green Bar Bill Pack; using 1000D DCU Cordura scraps….. Since I wanted a day pack that was in between the size of a Recon Buttpack and the size of a normal Schoolbag or the Medium Ruck sack…plus the ability to add or subtract pouches to it….I looked into my sewing fabrics drawer and out came the DCU Cordura material…I did not have enough width to make the pack the way I make my pouches, but I had enough material to make a pack a little differently; with two side panels sewn to the main panel.
Bare pack; with straps undone..yes the flap is ridiculously long, but its for a reason
Flap opened up to show full height of the panel; 6 rows and 6 slots of MOLLE
Side of pack; with 6 rows and 3 slots of MOLLE; for attachment of whatever you could want. Could thread cord through some slots and use that to compress the sides if needed?
Bottom of pack with 3 rows and 4 slots of MOLLE, for attachment of either MOLLE Waistpack or lashing straps for gear
Back of pack without shoulder straps attached. The D-rings are for shoulder straps obviously, but they could also be used to strap to a frame or a larger ruck sack if one wanted to.
Top of pack, showing the “ear flaps” to keep most weather out. I might add snaps to the edges to seal better…
Its like a cave of T-shirts! there’s enough space for up to 3 or 4 days of clothing in there….provided you put the rest of your camp gear outside it…as these next two pics will show!
All packed up for a summertime/warm weather camp trip! Green sack has my modified Kelty topquilt, and then there’s the freebie Coleman inflatable pad on the bottom…the two squarish pouches holds food, first aid kit, and small batwing tarp. The long horizontal pouch holds tarp stakes, guylines, compass, misc gear.
I have two canteen pouches on this as well;
The back showing the canteen pouches in use with canteens and cup and canteen stove; and their small pockets hold my Swiss Army Knife, and fire kit. You can see that I am using USGI LC-2 straps for backpacking duty, I could clip the pack to the black webbing harness I have which have two hooks for small packs such as this.
Hope you enjoyed this post!
UPDATE on this post! I have more pictures and detail shots of the pack!
With pad and stuff sack removed, and black shotgun pouch added and small knife attached to MOLLE KA-BAR adapter. It is shown next to the small Recon Buttpack
Better shot of the side and showing how much the three coyote pockets add to the depth of the pack
detail shot of attachment of shotgun ammo belt pouch via ALICE to MOLLE adapter
With green stuff sack up top
Comparo shot of complete overnight-3 day pack next to large MYOG hiking backpack