A tip of the boonie hat to Threeper Lee F. for spotting this --
Sportsman's Guide has these Swiss military packboards:
FXM-182411 - Used Swiss Military Pack Board, Olive Drab $29.97
For transporting heavy loads of Swiss chocolate! Actually for turning troops into mules to move heavy stuff, such as ammo and shells.
* Metal framework
* Leather chest straps
* Padded canvas shoulder straps with leather belts
* Padded back and kidney pad
* Padded headrest
* Adjustable back shelf. 18 x 22"h. Weighs 11 lbs.
Condition: used, in very good shape.
Looks like good price for what you get. Does anyone have any experience with these?