ILBE Lid Butt Pack

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by TCC, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. TCC

    TCC Monkey+

    Hey guys, as squirrel season has been well under way, I figured I should show you what, and how, I carry some of my hunting and bushcraft gear.
    I use a lid from my ILBE rucksack, in combination with an old, thick leather belt to turn the ILBE lid into a butt sack, also known as a hip pack. The belt also functions too hold a my handgun, a spare magazine, my knife, and a compass.

    This is a very light weight option, to carry the items I would need for a dayhike, practicing some bushcraft skills, or just an afternoon hunt,. It also carries very well, and close to the body. This is a great benefit when maneuvering through the woods. With it wearing so comfortably, I am even able to sit down while wearing it. The pack acts like a pad, and make a pretty comfortable seat. The belt ensures that I always have these items on my person, so I can tackle a survival situation. Take a look. What would you change? What would you add? Would you have the items you needed too ensure survival, no matter what?


    Contents of belt kit from left to right:


    Extra magazine for my handgun


    Buck 119 in leather sheath. Front view


    Buck 119 back view


    Buck 119 unsheathed

  2. TCC

    TCC Monkey+


    Brunton compass, connected to the belt via a carbiner and paracord


    ILBE Ruck Sack Lid. I added two MOLLE fasteners to turn this into a butt pack


    Back view. Fully packed


    Top left, to right:
    Blue bag: Food sack, contains snacks and such.
    50'' of paracord
    Simple yellow poncho
    First Aid Kit, in a SPEC OPS Brand pouch
    1 pack of Hot Hands hand warmers
    Crown royal bag with my alcohol stove kit

    Bottom left, to right:
    1 Liter of water
    Fire kit
    Homemade pouch for shotgun shells
    Grenade pouch with personal survival kit type items


    Showing just how thin this packs down to.

    So guys, that's what I usually carry with me if I'm out hunting, or fishing, or just doing some bushcraft stuff. What do ya'll think? I think I'll survive.

    Copied from my blog, The Country Holler.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I would recommend a spare pair of socks.....I really hate wet feet and having a change of socks is nice to have :)
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  4. Stealth Camper

    Stealth Camper wild foodie

    I wondered what kind of alcohol stove setup you had in the Crown Royal bag? I carry one of those homemade beer can setups with a bottle of HEET alcohol for fuel and a canteen cup. I keep a similar setup to yours in my vehicle in an old gas mask bag, except there are some granola bars, instant coffee, and T.P. etc.
  5. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.


    oops. Beat me to it
  6. Elessar

    Elessar Monkey+++

    I have this backpack too and while I admire your inventiveness, I feel that I would miss the pack cover. However, it does bring up the concept of buying another pack cover bag and using it as you have designated. Therefore, I like your plan, specifically because of the molle straps on the top/face of the bag that enable you to add things like a multi-tool or another small pouch. I have often thought about reversing this pouch/bad and allow it to hang off my chest as a counter-weight/chest pouch for snacks/ammo/go-to items.
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