Have any of you modified your Barney's packs or frames? I bought mine this summer and have used it on two hunts so far. I have the kevlar pinnacle.
So far I have added two granite gear pack pockets. One goes on the shoulder strap and the other goes on the waist belt. Now I can store my gps and camera within easy reach.
I have started thinking about bigger modifications though.
One thing I would like to do is change the way my rifle carrier works. Right now it is on the side of the pack and straped in pretty tight. I'd like to find a way to get that in and out quickly while still keeping is secure.
My pack has a small pocket between the back of the pack and the frame. I have been thinking about squeezing a hydration bag in there (probably from MSR) and stretch a drinking tube up to the shoulder strap so I wouldn't have to carry a water bottle.
Another thought I have had is to stitch the pass through area on the back of the pack shut. This is probably where a bow was meant to sit. If I stitch it shut, then I can have a pocket with no top to store things like contractor bags, my hunting regs, etc. It could probably have a velcro closure at the top to help keep things in there.
I don't know how to do it, but I would also like to find a way to latch my trekking poles on the side when they aren't needed.
Any other ideas out there????