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    What size back packs do you use?

    Just curious I got a 70 liter pack the other day but to me it seems a bit on the small side since I have got the bare minimums packed into it, and now worrying a little on how the heck I am going to pack meat into it to carry out even though I will figure something out. Just like my home made pikau out of cheese cloth just to dodge trying to carry a day pack in too. I know by time I go through the food I have got space will be made but I am seriously thinking of changing my back pack to something like an 80 liter for future trips when walking in.

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    Strap it on the outside if you cant fit it in.(the meat that is)
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    I got a K2 Hunter pack
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    How many days do you go for to full an be out of room in a 70L?

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    The bigger the pack the more shit you will take(carry) that you wont use or actually need.
    I have a sock fetish(i hate trench foot) i take two pairs of good socks per day.
    Anything else is surplus
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    same hate that after awhile but im a pair a day haha, its more tramping taking that much, how far would you carry it? i know i wouldnt be going up hill much

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    I take lots of liquids with me a 70 litre holds sum but I bring the aliminium home not like these bottle heads that take glass into the bush.

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    I think the literage is chinese liters as it is one of those ones that obviously got bought in bulk from the alibaba site.
    I put in there
    1 pair of track pants and a warm top for wearing in hut
    3 pairs of socks
    1 towel
    spare pair of thermal pants
    polar fleece top
    dinner plate and breakfast bowl
    small billy
    gas cooker and gas canister
    1can of baked beans (tonights dinner)
    1 can of bully beef
    5 apples
    2 motel sized packs of cereal
    1 onion
    15 pack of bread buns
    Butter
    1 liter carton of long life milk
    coffee
    Two up and go drinks
    6 Muesli bars
    biscuits
    Small jar of sugar
    Sleeping bag
    Butchers knife, steel and diamond stone
    First aid kit
    Raincoat
    Camera
    Beanie
    35 rounds of ammo
    Rifle Bolt
    Machete to cut firewood
    Binoculars
    Candles
    Headlamp

    I'll take note of what I put in there and what I did not use and leave out for next trip while I am up there.

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    Anything you don't use should be tossed away while you are in there so you don't make the same mistake next time...and 35 rounds of ammo...you are kidding...right?
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    We not all made of money but cheap Chinese pack ?Could end in tears . It needs to handle all or most of the meat you can get off a animal and your gear ! . If it's a stag it's a lot of weight . I believe your pack is your life line (on big trips) It's the same with boots you can't have them fall apart when it's three days walk out.
    I'd lighten up on ammo and machete . Add a compass and extra head lamp, plenty of Polly pro , dry bag is a good thing to .

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    thats a lotta food, and ammo

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    Shit paper...don't forget the shit paper
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    15 litre day pack with 2 litre water bladder when hunting from a base like a road end camp (easily fits in the chest cavity on a whole carcass carry out). 30 litre pack (enough for the hennessey, a bag and some tucker) with a 3 litre bladder if I am doing 1 or 2 nights in. And a beast of a 100 litre if I am going in for a stretch (as in the roar).

    The problem with the bigger pack is I always end up carrying stuff that I don't use (although I wouldn't leave the first aid kit behind as you never know when it will be needed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter308 View Post
    I think the literage is chinese liters as it is one of those ones that obviously got bought in bulk from the alibaba site.
    I put in there
    1 pair of track pants and a warm top for wearing in hut
    3 pairs of socks
    1 towel
    spare pair of thermal pants
    polar fleece top
    dinner plate and breakfast bowl
    small billy
    gas cooker and gas canister
    1can of baked beans (tonights dinner)
    1 can of bully beef
    5 apples
    2 motel sized packs of cereal
    1 onion
    15 pack of bread buns
    Butter
    1 liter carton of long life milk
    coffee
    Two up and go drinks
    6 Muesli bars
    biscuits
    Small jar of sugar
    Sleeping bag
    Butchers knife, steel and diamond stone
    First aid kit
    Raincoat
    Camera
    Beanie
    35 rounds of ammo
    Rifle Bolt
    Machete to cut firewood
    Binoculars
    Candles
    Headlamp

    I'll take note of what I put in there and what I did not use and leave out for next trip while I am up there.
    That is a shit of load of gear.First thing Id loose are the bread buns,they are very poor food value for bulk, the long life milk ? just take milk powder if you need milk.Towel? maybe but very small,no tinned food, fruit maybe an orange or 2 but not apples. With a decent knife you dont need a steel and a stone,maybe a very small jewel stick,I dont carry either but I do carry a small folder as a back up. Only 1 plastic plate. Machete? I dont. If your at a hut they nearly always have an axe there but you can break up dry wood eaily enough. 3-4 days I have a 75 liter pack and thats with a tent and sleeping mat.1-2 nights I use a 45 liter. Quality down sleeping bags and puffer jackets save weight and bulk as well.
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    Might pay to take a couple of rubbish bags and/or put your reserve clothing/sleeping bag in a dry bag to keep it dry if the weather packs in.

 

 

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