The Scout Pack
Its a rare day that I would leave the house without my haversack as seen here, and In case you don't already know, a haversack is nothing more than a shoulder bag with a single shoulder strap. They were used extensively by military forces around the world for centuries.
During the U.S. Civil War, soldiers often used canvas haversacks and some officers carried haversacks constructed of tarred leather that were issued to U.S. forces right up through WWII.
Haversack's are not designed nor intended to be used as a backpack, but are meant for carrying just a very few essential items, I use a haversack on those days when I want to travel light on a day hike. or when I'm out with my bow and back quiver for a few hours, and find my haversack perfect for these outings.
In the above photo, I am wearing the haversack backwords, or in other words, with the backside facing out, as it gives me quick access to my slingshot carried in what normally is the hatchet loop.
If you are wondering what the two composite carabineers are used for, they allow me to secure the haversack around my waist so that it doesn't flop around, one situation being when bending over to retrieve arrows off of the ground.
My haversack has several inside pockets including a zippered pocket where I keep small objects that I don't want to go missing. Although I could go through the list as to what I carry, its not necessarily what you would plan on carrying in your own haversack so I'll leave it to you to assemble a list as to what you think are the essentials you couldn't leave home without on most days.
One of the items that does reside in my haversack that I'm never without, is my pocket camera with its companion snowpeg monopod that I've described elsewhere. I also carry an extra proprietary battery for my pocket camera, as it is written that the battery will die at the most inopportune time,
So although I will use a larger daypack when necessary, possibly while on an extended day hike, or when I'm carrying several trail cameras with the support equipment required, and I plan on setting them up some distance from the trailhead, then the haversack stays in the truck, although that's not the norm, as this haverpack goes with me most everywhere on any given day.
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