ALICE (all-purpose lightweight individual carrying equipment) is an equipment attachment system and accessory set officially adopted in 1973. The ALICE pack has been standard-issue-alice-packphased out of military service, but some units still prefer to use this style today. ALICE packs were designed as a two component system. First, the belt system, with entrenching carrier, two small cases, canteen cover and suspenders. Second, the elements comprising the bag itself which include the cover, bag and frame.