I would suggest you mention in your advertising and instructional information the alternate uses for the hook and loop pockets on the shoulder straps and hip belt. I leave some amount of cash, a spare car key, book of 'gopher' matches and a Micron LED light in mine. These items are left in the pack permanently for use in an emergency. I use the provided foam inserts for padding and there is still ample room for the items and they can be placed out of the way so as not to interfere with carrying properties. Small items in these insert pockets are discretely out of the way, unobserved and readily available.

–Submitted by Dr. John Harlacker

January 08, 2010 — Brian Fryer