One necessary piece of gear for anyone traipsing about in the bush is a back pack. Marines have a couple different ones they wear, depending on the needs of the mission. Since the mule is there to assist in carrying all of the heavy gear and packs, the Marine Animal Packer usually wears only his small backpack, also known as his 3-day Pack or Assault Pack.
Here is the Marine Animal Packer's pack, freshly put on the Packer:
I am a fine artist and illustrator in the Classical Realist school, inspired by the masters of art history as I sketch and paint the world around me.
"The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.”
― Steven Pressfield