Pack Adapter Strap
The pack adapter strap permits the field pack to be attached to the suspenders at a position high enough on the individual's back to provide lower space for carrying additional items of equipment, such as canteens and first aid kits, on the pistol belt. The adapter strap also allows the field pack to be carried high enough on the back to permit the carry of heavy loads, such as mortar base plates, ammunition, or radios.
The olive drab cotton webbing pack adapter strap is an item of organizational equipment compatible only with the individual load carrying equipment. It consists of two narrow straps joined at one end of a wide web band, designed to accommodate the field pack. A bar buckle and a snap hook are attached to each strap.