Okay, so we in the modern age
In the 18th century the haversack was primarily
for food rations and believe it! It was filled to the brim!
Today, the haversack is the "man-purse"
of the reenactor. It stores all personal goods -- your rations,
your comforts, such as your pipe and tobacco.
We tend to downplay
the importance of the haversack as just simply a bag. A haversack
to the modern reenactor is more than that. It's possibly a soldier's
most important piece of personal kit.
Filling your haversack with period equipment can
be a fun and satisfying project. By
clicking on the haversack above, you can take a look inside
for an idea of what a soldier's personal life may have looked like
and some items the reenactor will find fun and useful.
If you really want to go hardcore, all of this
stuff should be placed in a period backpack.