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    Just new to the axe carry thing, but any slick way to strap a 24"-26" axe on your pack for security and quick retrieval? Pics would help please

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    What kind of pack do you have? Really depends on what you have to work with.

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    I have a Maxped Vulture 2. Big pack with a fair good amount support.

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    I put mine on the side of my pack and secure it down with the compression straps.

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    Here is how Terry fastened his to his Maxped Condor II. I think you could do similar. I am not familiar with either pack though.

    Tricked Out Maxpedition Condor II - YouTube

    I usually use an alice pack and just tuck the axe behind the pocket.

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    For that pack, you could use the small loop sewn to the sides at the top:



    Use that with either a small loop of cordage (e.g. a canadian jam knot for easy on/off), or what I've used in the past is a small velcro loop for cord organizing. You run that through the sewn on tab and around the haft of the axe so it rests under the head and suspends the axe from the top, then run the haft through the compression straps. Makes it secure but easy enough to get it on and off the pack.
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    Use the compression straps and if your having trouble holding the head up you can rig a loop to hold it somewhere up at the top of the pack.

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    I'm going to try both methods shown, but never thought of putting ax handle through molle attachments! Pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog Flip View Post
    I'm going to try both methods shown, but never thought of putting ax handle through molle attachments! Pretty cool
    FYI - Assuming it's the same as the Condor II and Falcon II I've had, the axe will fit through the large loops on the front of the Vulture II but not the loops on the side of the pack (unless you pull out some of the webbing stitches to make one larger loop).
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    The loops on the vulture II (front) are 3 inches wide

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