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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2017, 02:15:55 PM »
I have the Eberlestock m5 and I love it.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2017, 02:33:40 PM »
Bullpacs all the way
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I have a really small bag attached to it with my essential stuff and a game bag in a seal a meal bag that I just hunt with until I bag something.  I already have everything I need and can pack an entire deer deboned or half an elk.  My buddy hunts with the same setup so he gets the other half of the elk.
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »
I use a Kifaru DT2 on a bikini frame, my wife has a DT1 on the new ultralight frame. 

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2017, 04:58:09 AM »
EXO 3500.  I never see myself switching again.

My son and i got these for a alaska carbou trip. Have not hauled any meat in them yet thou. Sure love em for a do-it-all pack

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2017, 10:57:01 AM »
EXO 3500.  I never see myself switching again.

My son and i got these for a alaska carbou trip. Have not hauled any meat in them yet thou. Sure love em for a do-it-all pack

I have hauled several elk, and they are fantastic! 

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2017, 11:12:53 AM »
Jansport. Not sure of the model. It has two zippers and a pleather bottom.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2017, 02:19:51 PM »
Camp Trails with moose freighter frame.
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2017, 04:43:54 PM »
My day pack is a Badlands 2800.  When necessary, I can haul out at least 80 lbs of gear and meat ( I am small el-lamo kind of guy). For just going in for meat, I use a Cabelas Alaskan I Pack that I have really liked.
I use the Badlands 2200, enough for elk quarters and multiple deer or antelope quarters or about 80 pounds of bones meat. It has proved to be bullet proof, reliable and cost was very reasonable. I can't carry over 80 pounds due to knee issues so I don't worry about a bigger pack, this one works great and is comfortable!

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2017, 04:48:04 PM »
Eureka 3900. I've packed out several deer with it and can't see any reason to spend a bunch more on a "hunting" pack.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2017, 11:21:18 PM »
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2017, 12:09:05 AM »
I typically hunt with a day pack, which I can cram a front should of an elk in, two if I really cram them in there.  That would be trip one.  Then I grab the bullpacs to haul the rest.  bullpacs is much more comfortable.  Although I like a 4000plus cubic inch pack for hauling meat over a day pack, I prefer to hunt with a smaller pack so I don't make as much noise in the woods. 

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2017, 12:24:18 AM »
I got a EXO mountain gear k2 2000 daypack last year. I love it. I have more gear in it than my old cheap pack and it doesn't get uncomfortable after hiking all day. 1 regret now is I wish I would have got the smaller medium frame instead of large because I've lost 42 lbs. I just have it almost fully titghtend at the waste.

You can get a medium belt from EXO

https://exomountaingear.com/shop/hipbelt/

I have a 2015 EXO frame with 2000 bag which is great for day hunts and getting ready to purchase the 5500 bag to compliment it for week long hunts.

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 06:56:59 PM »
I ended up with the kuiu icon pro 7200 and 1850. I went this route for multiple reasons. 1st reason: I'm not rich and this was the best bag I could afford and I got it new on sale for 30% off so was an easy decision. 2nd reason: I really liked the idea of being able to switch bags really easily! Now I hike in with my 7200 bag and when I get to camp quickly swap it for the 1850 bag for a really nice day pack.
3rd reason: I liked how you could seperate the frame and the pack for hauling meat and gear, but not getting your gear all bloody.
   This past feb I was wearing my 1850 bag and shot a fatty Javelina. I was able to carry the whole thing out in between the bag and the frame. It was quite comfortable too.
   I feel like some people get down on these packs, but for the price and versatility, I'm super stoked on this pack.  The heaviest load I've carried so far was a 5 day trip starting at about 75 lbs.. We covered a little over 50 miles and not one complaint! For under $450.00 for all I couldn't be happier!

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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2017, 10:04:29 PM »
That kuiu is a sweet set up.I got my daughter a 1850
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Re: What pack do you use for hunting/packing out meat?
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2017, 11:40:30 PM »
I ended up with the kuiu icon pro 7200 and 1850. I went this route for multiple reasons. 1st reason: I'm not rich and this was the best bag I could afford and I got it new on sale for 30% off so was an easy decision. 2nd reason: I really liked the idea of being able to switch bags really easily! Now I hike in with my 7200 bag and when I get to camp quickly swap it for the 1850 bag for a really nice day pack.
3rd reason: I liked how you could seperate the frame and the pack for hauling meat and gear, but not getting your gear all bloody.
   This past feb I was wearing my 1850 bag and shot a fatty Javelina. I was able to carry the whole thing out in between the bag and the frame. It was quite comfortable too.
   I feel like some people get down on these packs, but for the price and versatility, I'm super stoked on this pack.  The heaviest load I've carried so far was a 5 day trip starting at about 75 lbs.. We covered a little over 50 miles and not one complaint! For under $450.00 for all I couldn't be happier!
Agree completely. I like having the flexibility to change bags when settling at camp in just a minute or two. I have an Icon Pro 7200 and an 1850. The 7200 feels huge at times so I'm planning to buy a 5200 bag for my mule deer hunt this fall. A lot of folks seem to hate on Kuiu on Rokslide and some extent here but my experience has been nothing but positive and their gear is top knotch.


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