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10/11/2017 8:40 PM
 

I have been on a search for the perfect day pack, rarely it may be called on to haul meat but no loads too heavy.  I'm a tinkerer by nature and have really gotten enamored with the idea of putting a pack together with a 1606/FILBE frame.  

That said I can't find much detail of what it would take to for an HPG harness, Prairie belt, then a bag of some sort with a Tara bag for compression.  Overall I'd like to end up around 2500ci.  

I know there are references to using HPG great for the harness and belt but I came find much info as to how involved that process is.  Also difficult to find is exactly what bags for the best on this particular frame.  

Thanks,

Nick

 
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10/12/2017 12:49 PM
 
I used to run a medium ALICE on a 1606 frame. Integrating the HPG shoulder harness is easy. I used the two 1-inch straps up top and the normal ALICE position down low.

Using any HPG compression panel bag is also easy. Just route the straps. HPG used to make a pack bag for this application called the C25M. Despite a few requests to bring it back, there hasn't been enough interest for a run. When I searched for "HPG C25M Backpack" a couple of Ebay listings came up. Here's an image to help you - https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&biw=1249&bih=808&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=HPG+C25M+backpack&oq=HPG+C25M+backpack&gs_l=psy-ab.3...11290.14157.0.14587.6.6.0.0.0.0.279.1023.0j3j2.5.0..3..0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.0.0....0.01burdQa0Ng#imgrc=0f87GTWFcm-sDM:

Integrating the PB is the hard part. I tried it, but the MOLLE belt works better with less work. It can be done. There are a couple of old threads on the subject, but the pictures are no longer there, so these might just frustrate you.

http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/tabid/679/forumid/22/threadid/6408/scope/posts/Default.aspx
https://hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/forumid/23/postid/10969/scope

Good luck!
 
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