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05-20-2011, 10:34 AM
What size backpack does everybody use and how long are you staying out in the back country with that sized pack?
05-20-2011, 12:18 PM
I use an Eberlestock J34. size depends on if I need to expand it (2,300-4,600 cubic inches). I usually stay out 3-4 days, but this year i'm staying out until I get one.
05-20-2011, 03:04 PM
For backpack hunts where I stay 10-12 days in the wilderness I use a 5500-6000 ci external frame. Need the extra room for food to enable me to stay out that long.
05-20-2011, 03:53 PM
5,200, I'd rather have a little extra room than not enough. It's good for 3-9 day hunts.
05-20-2011, 09:37 PM
I use a 4500 for 10 days or less... I have to strap the bag, tent and pad to the outside of the pack though, there's no room for extras inside with all the food like BOHNTR said...
05-20-2011, 10:57 PM
I use a Eberlestock J104, and can stay out a long time, if it is loaded full and expanded.
06-02-2011, 09:16 PM
My Badlands Sacrifice should arrive tomorrow. I've heard some guys say they can get 5 to even 7 days worth of stuff packed in it (3450 cu) so I'm hoping thats possible. I looked one over in the store and it seems to be do-able. At least 5 days, no problem. 6-7...we'll see. I'm hoping to keep upgrading/lightening my gear so that should help.
06-03-2011, 04:14 PM
I also use an Eberlestock bag for backcountry hunts. I have the Dragonfly and it holds everything I need for up to 8 days and compacts to a nice daypack once camp is set up.
06-18-2011, 01:28 AM
Using a Flash 32 this year for an 11 day hunt. I will come out day 5 or 6 to restock food. I am only 5 to 6 miles in so coming out isn't a big deal.
06-19-2011, 03:24 PM
I use a Badlands 2200, and can get 3 days out of it if I pack it right. Any longer than that I usually have someone take the horses in and drop me off, then come back in and pick me up at a pre determined time.
06-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Osprey Aether which is about 4500cu and it works great for 5 days, I strap my pad on the outside but everything else fits good. Picked up the KUIU 6000 this year gonna see how well it works, and see if I can stretch the time line out a little.
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