|Not what I am looking for. This is a TR-6 with bias-plies and wooden spoke wheels. I need the equivalent of a pick-up truck with steel wheels and off-road tires.|
I carried a backpack the last few times we waked the dogs. Total weight with ballast (sand) was twenty-five pounds and the day-pack I am using isn't going to hold together if I go much above that.
I want to get up to at least forty pounds and I want a pack with a frame with a bottom shelf. The picture in my head is a pack-frame where I can lash a five gallon jerry-jug of water, whether for ballast or because I need to transport water and then carry securely. It would also be nice if I could use it to carry a laundry hamper (but not at the same time as the jerry-jug). Laundry hampers are the poor-man's pack-basket.
Our normal walk is three miles so it is not like I am planning to walk up-and-down mountains 25 miles-a-day for months at a time. Rugged and slightly heavier is A-OK.
Please spell it out. I got lost looking at MOLLE systems. The sellers assume the buyer already has a system and are selling components. I am starting from zero so I need very explicit recommendations. What are the relative benefits of ALICE and MOLLE and any other systems?
Hundreds of readers pour through the site every day. I am 99.999% sure there are at least a half dozen readers who can enlighten me.