Similar to the M1945 which had external pockets for quick access to weapons & supplies, our M23 Ruck has multiple exterior pockets for quick access to items like waterbottles, phones, & wallets.
The original M1945 pack system consisted of two packs strapped together. When carried together, this was a soldier’s Approach Pack. It accompanied soldiers as they marched towards their target. Once they reached their target, their Approach Packs were split to carry only their smaller essentials like weaponry, hydration, or rations. This was their Assault Bag. It was packed out for a successful attack.
Out in the field, your rucksack can serve as your lifeline. Pack it right to be ready for any situation.