Got board in the off-season so I have been making some equipment for this falls backpack hunting trips. First I made a rifle carry system. It is lightweight and will attach to all of my packs. It is made of tacked nylon webbing and attaches with two lightweight biners. The hole system weights about 4-6 oz. It uses a single detachable upper strap to attach and center the barrel. I also made a small waterproof summit pack. It doubles as a stuff sack for a sleeping bag and also weights less than 8oz. It has a small foam back panel that can be removed as a seat for glassing. I will carry enough minimalist gear for a day of hiking and hunting. It also has a top strap and bungee to carry extra or wet gear on the outside of the pack Who said that sewing aint manly!