So I just picked up a replacement TT M5 after regretting selling mine and the guy included an alice-style ruck for an extra $30. Upon inspection, I found out it's an AWS Timberjack (copy of Mystery Ranch Timberwolf) from a contract overrun. It's slightly smaller than an alice medium and very similar to pictures of the PJ CSAR ruck.
I'm currently running an M9 aid bag and large alice, which is less-than-ideal, but the best I can find so far. Can any PJs on the forum tell me how they have their CSAR rucks set up? Or better yet, post up some pictures?
I was thinking of picking up some removable Mystery Ranch pouches (currently $24 a pop on ebay) for the main compartment and keeping trauma stuff in the 3 outer pockets. Then I can attach a smaller bag underneath (since the ruck only takes up the top half of my alice frame) for my bivvy items.
Any help would be immensely appreciated as pictures online of the CSAR ruck are few and far between... and I can't find a PJ packing list like the Ranger Medic Handbook one anywhere to give me a baseline.