Thank you for posting this thread. It was useful encouragement when I took my first trip to jungle to use an Umlindi. We packed for a couple of nights only, and my load did spill over to a PALS type pocket, an M2016 in lid position, and a belt kit a lot like the one described on these forums by Stewart. Pack carried very well. :D
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Umlindi on left. Compressed down Ute on right. Both carrying very similar quantities of gear.
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Camp, sorry for lack of sharpness, jungle is a whole lot harder to take good pictures in than anywhere I have been before! Umlindi and accessories hung from tree while gear hammock used as a seat. Pack was zipped into gear hammock for the night, to keep anything from crawling in.