I'm hoping to do some single-night trips without my medium Alice pack (which I can certainly carry, and do on 2-3 night trips, but I want to try to reduce my total weight for longer distances and I really like how the suspender rig carries... it's really comfortable).
So, I've decided to use a USGI pistol belt, LC-1 "Y" suspenders, Molle waist-pack, (2) canteen pouches, grenade pouch and compass pouch. This is perfect for everything I need to carry for a long day and potentially an unplanned overnight (which would be pretty safe, but not real comfortable with just these items).
The problem is I cannot figure out how to carry my MSS goretex bivy, green patrol bag, and 2" thermarest.
They are assembled and ready to roll out, inflate, and go to sleep... so a bag or carrier is not really needed. BTW, I use trekking poles and plan to use the Molle waist pack straps for rain gear and an extra layer (not that the bedroll would fit there anyhow).
Does anyone have suggestions on how to carry them along with the above rig? Horizontally? Vertically? How would they attach?
BTW, I think it was IAWoodsman who inspired this rig (at least for me), so I want to say thanks to him here. The only shortcoming is it's hard to carry an axe, but I usually carry a saw or big chopper on my belt instead.
Will post pics later tonight if I can. Thanks for any help.