The old Flash just had one daisy chain, which wouldn't work so well, but the new ones have two daisy chains and I just put shockcord back and forth between the two like shoelaces. I put my tarp/poncho in its stuffsack on the outside. Holding a canteen is more difficult, but I put a grip clip on the side of the pack and then use a carabiner to hold the canteen (Nalgene since it has a plastic loop on the lid) with shockcord through the grip clip on the side. If you don't need the front area for extrafood/poncho tarp, etc., you could easily put a nalgene canteen there. To save space inside you can put your CCF pad on the outside, with some extra rigging, but I can fit my CCF pad, small neoair and all my gear for an overnighter besides the poncho tarp inside the main body. It IS bulging, though.
It's so warm in Yosemite right now, getting down to 62 degrees at about 9pm (Bedtime), so gloves aren't at all necessary. Luckily, bugs don't bother me much.
Here's a pic, though you can't see the black shockcord so easily.