In the past, I've worked on mostly running a few miles every other day and long hikes with a small pack 2-3 days per week. I was wondering: is longer hikes (4+ miles) with less weight (50 lbs) vs. shorter hikes (1-2 miles) with 70-100 lbs more likely to be better training? We typically day hunt, ave. 3-7 miles from the camp. The heavier weight might help with hauling a successful hunt, but I may have to rest more between workouts or maybe wear out my shoulders early. I live out east with small hills, but larger hills are difficult to have time to get to. So, basically--farther with less, or shorter with more?