You can buy bladders that will fit inside the pack that can hold a couple of gallons or more, keeps it out of your hands and side pockets. I also took a piece of 1/4" Masonite and laid my machete sheath on it traced it out and cut the shape and glued the sheath to it, cut off the belt loop,and slid it behind the side pockets on the right had side. I could reach up and get the handle and cut brush if I needed to, the Masonite kept the shape so I could get the blade back in the sheath easily without taking the pack off.
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They should have stopped with "Congress shall make no Law...