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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup /// VinjatekThis is part 2 of a setup guide and tutorial for my backpack kit configuration and modifications designed for a vagabonding operative lifestyle.

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One does not need a home full of things to live. Just like ancient times, all we need is what we can carry on our backs. I’ve been living and traveling the world this way and have never been more comfortable or complete.

-John Cain

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Although this setup was specifically developed with the Triple Aught Design FAST Pack EDC, this guide can also be applied to other similar backpacks with your own adaptions and carry requirements.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup /// Vinjatek

The Concept //

The purpose of this current backpack kit configuration is to live out of it, in some ways literally. It is designed to be my mobile closet and survival kit.

This means every inch has a specific use and every compartment reserved for specific item types. Much like a well organized bedroom cabinet or office desk.

Despite this, it is still a highly modular configuration that’s situationally adaptable and fully reversible.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup - Net /// Vinjatek

The Net //

I used 2 of these nets layered on top of each other and under the backpack’s transporter tail. Upgraded from part 1, a COBRA buckle is the main latch.

This serves as additional carry options for outside of the backpack for quick but secure access.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         The net should be elastic and therefore smaller than the face of the backpack, to minimize slack. There should be a minimum of 3 detachable points and 1 permanent anchor point.

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Some of the other mods in this post integrate with the cargo net so use them as references and guides.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup - Velcro Front Panel /// Vinjatek

The Front Panel //

Although this area is intended for morale patches, I always used it for more practical uses. In this iteration, I attached a 511 Light Writing Patch Pouch, which can hold 2 items for quick access; flashlight, tool, pen etc.

As shown is the ASP P12 Baton and a Piranha Knife.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         The patch has a velcro backing so it’s just pressed on. The small rectangular device is a solar charged LED flashlight also with velcro.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup - Tether /// Vinjatek

The Tether //

A rugged but elastic tether has been integrated to the bottom of the right shoulder strap. The purpose of this is to temporarily attach to another bag or item in public places. For when my attention is elsewhere, sleeping at a station or as a quick item anchoring device – “snatch-and-grab” protection.

For example, I would clip it to my belt if I’m napping waiting for a bus or to a secondary bag while I’m busy buying tickets for a bus, for theft protection.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup - Cellar /// Vinjatek

The Sub Extension //

This was made for the need of a medium sized pocket on the outside of the pack that can also be accessed while still wearing the backpack. So that I can reach below to open and access the contents on the fly.

I used a stripped down Maxpedition Janus Pouch, which also serves as the base anchor for the net.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         Also by Maxpedition, I used 2 small and 2 large TacTies to attach it to the backpack’s MOLLE. However, a further step was necessary to fully secure it in place:

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This way there’s no slack or shifting.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup - Left Strap /// Vinjatek

The Left Strap //

Placed on the upper left chest area is the Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch 1. Not a traditional pouch but a roll-up tool kit bag that expands when opened.

Accessible while still wearing the backpack.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         I put the support webbing through the pouch’s MOLLE point then the pouch’s webbing through the backpack’s D-ring.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup - Right Strap /// Vinjatek

The Right Strap //

Placed on the upper right chest area is the Triple Aught Design BC4 Pouch. Very small as not to get in the way, it holds exactly 4 AA batteries.

Accessible while still wearing the backpack.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         The pouch’s dual velcro MOLLE back easily attaches to the backpack’s webbing.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod - The Handle /// Vinjatek

The Handle //

There are many times where I wanted or needed to hold this backpack with my hands, not on my back, like a suitcase or duffle bag. This is the solution.

Other than being used as a handle, this mod can also hold a variety of items; shoes, small bag, tool etc.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         2 small and 1 large TacTies are simply attached to the backpack’s MOLLE.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod - The Sidearm /// Vinjatek

The Sidearm //

Originally used as my “mobility EDC pack“, it has now been attached on the backpack side for quick external pocket access for small but important items.

The ETA Trauma Kit Pouch bends and blends perfectly along the curved side of the backpack for unhindered active use despite the protrusion.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         2 large TacTies are attached to the backpack’s MOLLE and pouch, but a secondary step is necessary for maximum stability:

RESTRICTED CONTENT /// ACCESS REQUIRED

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod - The Mag Pouch /// Vinjatek

The Mag Pouch //

Placed above “The Handle” mod is a pistol mag pouch that can hold anything with in a similar size, such as a capsule container, flashlight or multi-tool.

As shown is the Leatherman Charge TTi.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         As there is no MOLLE in this part of the pack, the integrated paracord under the pouch is attached to the pouch’s MOLLE.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod - The Pullout /// Vinjatek

The Pullout //

Perfectly “sleeved” inside the internal pocket flap of the backpack’s transporter tail is a Kifaru 500d Pullout pouch as another semi-external pocket.

The flat design of the pouch makes for low profile carry but expands with contents as necessary.

[ INSTRUCTIONS ]         Slides in and out.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod - The Base /// Vinjatek

The Base //

The first layer of the main compartment is stacked with a Nite Ize Rugged Case, a large Zero Grid Cube and a VSSL Supplies Survival Kit.

This combination fills the footprint of the backpack perfectly so there’s no shifting or movement.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod - The Top /// Vinjatek

The Top //

The top layer of the main compartment are 2 matching medium sized Zero Grid Cubes.

This combination fills the footprint of the backpack perfectly so there’s no shifting or movement.

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FAST Pack EDC Backpack Mod Setup /// Vinjatek

This is the final active backpack setup for the FAST Pack EDC. It is now retired for a new type of loadout setup that will be revealed later on. I am selling this exact kit, details coming soon. View Part 1 »





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Specialist Zero

Thank you! Been waiting over a year for this!

Fazone

Your selling this? Don’t see it in the link, maybe not yet? How much? Sorry, so many questions.

Phil Lacoste

How much???

John Tasco

The Triple Aught pack is awesome, but out of the box it’s heavy. When I got mine, the first thing I commented on was the weight. Yes, it’s well made, awesome construction, you could drive a truck over it and it would still look brand new, but it’s heavy. I’m not a small guy, 6’2″, 230, but lugging this all day traveling full of stuff would get old quick. I don’t have an alternative pack to recommend – again the TA is great, but it’s not something everyone will be comfortable wearing or using.





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