• Ancient Rome
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Sarcina was the basic load bearing equipment “knapsack/backpack” combination carrier worn by all Legionnaries of Rome. The Sarcina was a flat wooden board with a small shelve ledge at the bottom. It featured twin leather straps (to attach) to the shoulders. A large canvas/linen back was attached. Inside, a soldier carried his Rations, extra clothing, and other items required of a Legionaires. Sudis Stakes were also attached (as each soldier carried 2). Water bags were also carried. Extra weapons could also be carried, as was the Legionaries cooking utensils. Finally, blankets were attached. The weight of The Sarcina varied from 55 to 65-pounds.