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    pack to fit synthetic sleeping bag

    bought a 45 litre pack spika extreme looked way big enough to fit all my gear for overnight trips but found my synthetic sleeping bag can barely fit in just about have to jump on it to fit it in.looking for a wider pack rather than buying another sleeping bag up to about 55 litres .rather have a short wide pack as it would also fit body shape just need to fit sleeping bag a change of clothes and 24hrs of food and cooker plus fly and bivy bag and some straps on the outside for sleeping mat.

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    did your bag come with a compression sack? my sleeping bag crams into a really small volume when compressed for travel (do not store it compressed)
    and the cram sack is fully water proof so i can attach it externally to the pack if needed
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    where are you going to put the meat when your 45L pack is full of gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    where are you going to put the meat when your 45L pack is full of gear?
    Leave it on the hill

    I find in mine I have enough room to put boned out forequarters and back steaks in my pack, and I throw the hindquarters over my shoulders
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    Definately sounds like you need a better (smaller yet same warmth) sleeping bag or a compression stuff sack
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoped View Post
    where are you going to put the meat when your 45L pack is full of gear?
    dont seem to shoot anything so that problem is sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Definately sounds like you need a better (smaller yet same warmth) sleeping bag or a compression stuff sack
    to get anything as good or better I need to go to a down sleeping bag but don't like the idea of them getting damp and not being warm. have an ex army bag which is bulky even in the stuff sack but have never been cold in it .looked at a navigator from katmando small enough but not water proof down and don't like the mummy shaped bags which have the water resistant down.

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    you can make them a bit smaller by strategically squishing them in with belts/straps/rope.... Ive got one the same and keep it for vechile trips.bit the bullet and bought a down bag years ago....looked after it with liner and usually a cover and its never been an issue.... re size of pack. a boned out red will just fit into 2x20 litre buckets a fallow will fit into 1.
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    does anyone have experience with a tatonka pack they have a new 55l one out should be in the local scout shop next week.good or bad points?

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    Cactus huntaway? Love mine. Bit scratchy in the scrub though.

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    Strap your sleeping bag to the bottom of your pack in a dry bag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    does anyone have experience with a tatonka pack they have a new 55l one out should be in the local scout shop next week.good or bad points?
    I have the bigger Tatonka Bison in 75 ltr and love it, the harness is awesome. At the moment i'm looking at a smaller version of the Tatonka... namely the Norix which i think will be good for my purposes but I see Tatonka have put out the 55 ltr pack aswell.

    You really need to try them on but I don't think you'll regret the purchase.

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    These are the business: https://www.platatac.com/catalogue/p...ack-mk-ii.html

    Need more space then strap your kit to the outside. Supremely comfortable pack, can load it up stupid heavy and it sits perfectly on your back.

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    I have a 55 ltr Tatonka, get sleeping bag a few clothes, camera, GPS, Knive & belt, food, tarp and a boned out sika with room to spare.
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