- Aug 26, 2015
What do folks use? Right now, I have a 40 lb bag of salt.
You're no weinnie at all. Don't over exert your back, you only have one. I suppose I'm use to I since being a heavy weapons grunt in the Marine Corps. We had no choice - you carried your load or you ended letting your brothers down. Those packs at times with heavy weapons weighed close to 80 lbs and our longest hump was 26 miles. Talk about pain, but it comes with a price. Limit your extreme heavy loads. I now have degenerative disc disease thanks to the long heavy loads. I'm not saying don't do heavy hikes, but just don't make them a daily thing. Your daily thirty pounders are a safe play.MT_mulies said:Man I thought I was doing good, but after reading your guy' posts I feel like a weinee. I have 30 lbs and walk to work with it, which is just over half mile. Every week till hunting I'm going to add about 10 lbs. Im hoping to get up to 60 lbs and then I will probably stay there. I don't anticipate walking out with much more than that anyway in a given trip. Probably more like 2 trips with 40-50 lbs. I have my brother so between the two of us it should take 2 trips ish. Unless I kill a cow or a spike then I will try to get it all in one trip.
Fwiw-I wrap bags (sand, concrete, etc) with some house wrap scraps/remnants then a bit of duct tape to secure which helps contain the dust and strengthens the bags...va_elk said:I picked up a 50lb bag of all quickrete all purpose sand at the hardware store a while back. holds it shape pretty well but it sure is some dusty stuff. Duct taped it up and stuffed it in an old t-shirt to keep the dust down. So far so good.
mckayam1 said:If using the heavy weights, 70 plus. How far do you go ?
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