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Thread: Bum bag. S day pack vs pijau vs ultralight

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    Have molle pouches on the outside of my pack, d3pends which fastener is on them as to rattling. Do have to think about the layout of them as to catching pushing through scrub also how you carry your rifle and what it rubs on

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    Depending on location and time of year, I often go ultralight...

    Wear only socks and a blaze blue beanie, camo paint up so the whites of my inner thighs don't spook animals. I carry a Bowie knife in my teeth and tape a PLB to the small of my back (in case of emergency)
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    I've tried a number of day packs from 27L to 55L but now I use my Exped Lighting they are an awesome day pack and big enough to overnight in as well.
    Bivouac sell them they are very light and nice to wear.

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    I bush hunt and do day trips all the time. I normally do big days so animals are boned out as not possible most of the time to carry out whole and too old for that crap now.
    I use two packs at the moment.
    1 For light weight i have been using a Stoneycreek Bushline pack for a few years now, its about 25L but its great.
    Quiet in bush, doesnt get hooked up and can carry a number of small iteems, first aid etcin pocket and can take a boned out deer and it can handle the weight.
    I would prefer 30l -33l for perfect size but the bushline is good esp boned out backwheels, back steaks and some shoulder meat, Can be maxing out on a good stag thou.

    2. Got a badlands 35l when want to carry some more gearr or a good stag could be on the cards. Heaps of room to carry stuff, can handle heavy loads, its good apart from not as good in tight stuff.

    Ive found 25L pack is the min and is good, 30L -35L is perfect. Dont need bigger for a day hunt, get another for overnight trips.




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    Badlands pack, was great for this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    Depending on location and time of year, I often go ultralight...

    Wear only socks and a blaze blue beanie, camo paint up so the whites of my inner thighs don't spook animals. I carry a Bowie knife in my teeth and tape a PLB to the small of my back (in case of emergency)
    I go similar but have managed to cut a bit more weight off - I only wear the bottom of my socks and go completely naked except for the obligatory blue blaze bodypaint
    I have eschewed the Bowie knife in favour of a scalpel blade insert that fits to my one false tooth - I find that I am so secret squirrel that I can bite the deer on the leg as they wander past
    They usually die of fright after that, in which case I bone them out with the scalpel blade then truss them up in an impromptu harness using my unitard mankini raincoat
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    Since using 35-40l packs for day hunts I find it hard to go back to anything else. Plenty of extra room for meat when you shoot something and a much more comfortable fit. Much nicer then scrambling through the bush with hind quarters hanging over your neck and shoulders because you canít fit them in. My go to is a macpac weka 40l over the last couple years. Itís a bit noisy in the bush which does annoy me but hasnít annoyed me enough to justify spending the dollars on an alternative haha.
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