Hey Pat, post one of those pictures you got of my Steampunk pack
I can't really recommend something quite like that though, it's heavy enough that I am beat down by the end of the day. Not just my shoulders, but my whole body. Still, building something based around an ALICE frame from the military surplus store might be something to look into.
I have a lightweight secondary frame that I need to set up, for days (and events) where I don't want to carry my whole Steampunk rig.