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    Packing your pack properly!

    A little help heading into the spring bear season, and summer scouting trips.



    Hunting veterans, how do you pack your pack?

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    Very cool. Some great info! Thanks
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    Thanks! Helps to hear the suggestions!


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    Great video, very helpful. Thanks Guy!

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    Give us feedback too guys! Let us know any other topics we can do a video on!

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    Good stuff!

    Maybe a video on mid level photography (I assume you guys have issues with poor images submitted for the magazine). I know it would be hard to do, but I think a lot of people would benefit from understanding ISO, Aperture, etc and their relations to sunlight and lack of. Basically a hunters crash course in outdoor photography. In the Eastmans books they have some good tips, but sometimes a video using a common camera and showing before and after pics really helps.

    Then a cool follow up would be basic editing using tablets, computers, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AT Hiker View Post
    Good stuff!

    Maybe a video on mid level photography (I assume you guys have issues with poor images submitted for the magazine). I know it would be hard to do, but I think a lot of people would benefit from understanding ISO, Aperture, etc and their relations to sunlight and lack of. Basically a hunters crash course in outdoor photography. In the Eastmans books they have some good tips, but sometimes a video using a common camera and showing before and after pics really helps.

    Then a cool follow up would be basic editing using tablets, computers, etc.
    Let me give it some thought. Might be able to do something.

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    Good video learned a lot.

    I know it was a topic on the forum but maybe a video on how to take care of meat and hide in the field. Just a thought.



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    I'll add a couple points. First, on load distribution ideally about 70% of the weight in the pack will be close to your back, and distributed vertically between the middle of your back and 2-4 inches over your shoulders. The rest of the space can be filled with high volume - low weight items such as insulation.

    Secondly, I have gotten to the point that too many pockets is worse than too few. Have one large pocket with all your frequently used gear and you don't have to look through 6-7 pockets to see where you put something. I find it to be faster and easier.

    Guy touched on food. I really prefer highly calorie dense foods on the trail, which usually means a high fat content. Also, for whatever reason, when backpacking I have little appetite even though I'm burning a lot of calories. Many people I talk to have experienced the same thing. To combat this, count the calories in your daily food bag and make sure you're getting enough to keep your energy levels up.

 

 

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