Done with the beast! Thrift shop had the fabric, most of 2 yards with just a 14x17 piece missing in one corner in 1000D Poly/Nylon Mossy Oak Bottomland camo for only $6.99, so I acquired the fabric, then went and got the webbing and hardware needed to make it...
16 long, 10 high, 6 deep for a 960 cubic inch main pack volume
7x3 MOLLE webbing panels on padded belt wings
38" total belt pad length
16x6 shoulder pads
4-6 compression straps
2 bedroll/pad straps
weight? I have no idea.... maybe a pound and a half to two pounds?
This is an ideal to me bird hunting rig... Could use for camping, but really, I have plenty of bags for just camping
Pattern cut out for the waistpack design.
Enormous shoulder pads; the better for use with rifles or shotgun buttstocks for hunting
Large hunting waistpack all done; it is easily the largest of the waist/butt packs I own. From L-R below the newly made waistpack, DCU MOLLE add-on pouch/Get-home bag/overnight bag, DCU USGI MOLLE Waist Pack, Olive green copy of USGI butt pack
Detail of the side compression straps for the pack
Top straps for compression or pad/bedroll
Zipper detail; only the second time in my entire life that I have attached a zipper to something... Might have to redo the lid corners though.
Loaded up for pictures; pad on top, two Coyote Brown pouches per side on the MOLLE belt panels. I honestly think Ranger Green MOLLE pouches would blend better with it..shown on top of the old Mossy Oak Shadow Leaf camo poncho I made a long long time ago..