When I first started getting out more I needed a small bag that I could use while fishing or just general bumming around. I liked the look of the stuff Maxpedition made but I did not like the giant price tag. I had this USGI buttpack lying around so I decided to modify it a bit to make a shoulder bag. The strap is from about 70 feet of paracord while the shoulder pad and organizer are made from simple cotton duck cloth. The entire thing was pretty cheap to make. It works well as long as it is not loaded down too much. Excessive weight can wear on the shoulder after awhile.