The thing I didn't like about a trappers basket for morels was the fact that trappers baskets are VERY rough on the mushrooms, and you end up with a big mess on the bottom. There are baskets available that are made from smooth material which is much more user friendly, and even a little less as far as cost. Meijers has some that have worked well for me, now whether or not these can be made into a back pack version is up to you and your creativity. I think i remember a trash basket for bathrooms and such that were about 10-12 gallon size. Good luck.....should be a good year once again!