Here are a few things I've run across recently I never knew I needed or really good deals for backpacking equipment and thought they were worth mentioning. Elastic nylon webbing keeper These awesome little loops keep your 1" nylon webbing under control. I never knew I needed these until I saw how well the ones on my ILBE kept the excess strap under control. These come in black, a color assortment pack and the link below is for coyote mil spec replacements. SET OF 6 Duraflex 1" Tri glide Sliplock Strap Adjust COYOTE Military Sling | eBay Foliage Green self inflating Therm-A-Rest Pad Self inflating sleeping pads are far more comfortable than closed cell foam and provide more insulation as well. The downsides are that they are expensive and usually in flashy colors. New surplus ACU pads are foliage green versions of the original Therm-A-Rest and run about $40 shipped so they are less than half the price of their civilian counterparts. Size is 21" by 72" x 1". I know from experience that the open cell foam can break down making them useless. I'm a bit hesitant to buy these surplus, even new for that reason. This seller opens and checks them to make sure they are in good condition before they ship. Repair kit included. EDIT: Seller only opens so they can be jammed into a flat rate USPS box. EDIT: Link removed. Pad was 1) not Therm-A-Rest 2) does not self inflate 3) is a shiny spring green color. Have contacted seller to send back, but ad now states that "self inflating feature may not work". What great pack mods or gear would you like to share?