Spent the last few weeks stumbling around noob-like in the molle world, piecing my revised ghb pack together on the new platform. Learned a lot and coming to actually like molle after years of avoiding it, but it's taken a while to find pieces that are "really" what I want, rather than what's most-often encountered.
Actually have found three different carriers that work well for 15-round M1 carbine magazines, which was a happy ending to the most time-intensive aspect of the search. Two of them were originally intended for other purposes, and one specifically made for them.
Also tried & tested a new small integral solar charger & battery pack, with disappointing results.
Other than that, just more of the same.
"The best a man can hope for is a chance to prove that the good lord didn't make a mistake putting him here in the first place." - Will Sonnett
RIP, D.H.L. - 1/19/24 - 1/25/15. WW2 army ranger, bronze star recipient, unrelenting defiler of nazi paratroopers, and nicest, hardest-working man I ever knew. Miss you, dad.