A good bucket-compatible backpack is surprisingly hard to find. The “bucketpack” pictured above is from HuntGear.net, but does not seem to be available for purchase.
Why Bucket Backpacks are a Thing
People look for bucket backpacks when they want to carry materials such as rocks, soil, sharp objects – or even liquids. The inner bucket layer can get scratched, dirty and nasty while the backpack itself remains in good condition.
Bucket Backpack for Gold Hunters
Since bucket backpacks are so hard to find online, one creative gold prospector made her own by attaching backpack straps to a fisherman’s bucket caddy. She calls her invention “Gold Tote” because she literally uses it in her quest for gold.
This is my favorite bucket backpack because it’s zero budget and would probably irritate the teachers. If I were to redo high school all over again, this is how I’d be carting my notebooks around.
Buying Bucket Backpacks
This is the Five Gallon Pack. It’s the only 5 gallon bucket backpack that I’ve ever seen available for purchase online. Essentially it’s a universal bucket harness with shoulder straps so it can be carried on the back. It works with standard 5 gallon round buckets as well as their 4 gallon square counterparts.
You can learn more about the Five Gallon Pack on their website – where they’re available to purchase for 20$ each.