sorry I had not followed up with this topic in awhile.
I appreciate your response; I ended up attaching to the lid with a couple of grimlocs
yes, I do take it off for pt care.
glad to know you are using your ute for sar.I am a retired ER nurse ,and am a sar applicant here in mendocino county ,ca.
I have waffled back and forth over whether or not the ute is too big for sar, especially during a hasty search, but compressed down it is pretty compact.
please let me know how you are liking this as your primary sar bag, any mods or thoughts are appreciated.