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    Hunting packs

    Hey guys, what packs have you guys got for when you do 3-4 day walk in trips? Had a look and there's a lot out there so just wondering what people recommend.

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    One planet traverse 38l, made in aus. Pretty tight for 3-4 days but can be done so long as you don't carry too much crap. And when I shoot something there's plenty of straps to carry clothes etc on the outside to make room for the meat. Not too heavy at 1400grams

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    Macpac canyon. Big but heavy. Trying to go lighter...

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    I just picked up a exped lightning 60l. Havnt had it out in the hills yet but have loaded it up for some hill sprints a few times, comfy and super light. I probably wouldnt want to full on scrub bash in it though the material is reasonably thin

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    I'm gettin one of those too Nick! Current pack is 2.7kg empty, can go take a jump.
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    I have a macpac 60l and its mint very strong and holds a good load well
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    I'm gettin one of those too Nick! Current pack is 2.7kg empty, can go take a jump.
    Yeah mate the one I replaced was 3.2 empty, kicker is that the exped is comfier too. Just gotta DIY a rifle carrying system now. Dont think you will be disapointed

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    Craigc look at the expeds in bivouac. 1.1 kg .........
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    So I'm guessing 60L is plenty of room?

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    It is if you have 40 ltrs of gear.
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    All depends how much crap you want to take
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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowski View Post
    So I'm guessing 60L is plenty of room?
    Yeah man 60l is about as much as I want to take. Can strap sleeping mats ect on the outside to if you need the extra space.

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    Although if you have a big bulky synthetic sleeping bag, a 70+l might be the go

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    Depends if you are walking in to a hut to hunt from as a base, or hunting with you pack on an sleeping wherever you end up

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    There is no point in going at the lite weight setup half arsed.

    Spend $200 to save 1kg on a 60l pack for eg, and you have just added 2kg of gear with the extra room over a smaller heavier 50l

    3kg for Shelter, Sleepingbag, sleeping mat, cooker, gas... thats where you'll gain the most IMO. Its not that hard or expensive.
    You dont need 5 changes of clothes.
    I did 3 weeks in the Arctic in Alaska of which 2 were rain and snow on 17kg of gear + tent, gas and food.. comfortably.. I think I can drop some more gear out now also.

    dLong gone are the days of 33kg pack with a rifle on 1 side and shotgun on the other and someone helping me into it. Mint you.. i dont carry 250s of shotgun ammo and 2 dozen beers now either LOL

    A small pack MAKES you carry less gear
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