and new ammunition pouches introduced at SHOT
Can't say the same for the flyweight, even from my favorite field rest, the V-bar of my packframe
Considering that a field-dressed and quartered antelope fits nicely Into a backpack or packframe
, beading out after a bedded buck two miles away is not too Intimidating of a task, compared to a big bull elk down in the bottom of a hell-hole canyon, knowing It could take days to get him out.
He often climbs mountains with a pack (I go nowhere without at least a daypack), and the only way to get game back to camp when horse and ATV are not available is shank's mare--hoofing it, that is, with a load of meat on a packframe
One of the fun parts about bowhunting is finding that can't-leave-home-without-it piece of gear--a packframe
with paint missing and blood stains on the hip belt; a knife you've carried for decades; a bow that just feels right in your hand, or the broadhead that never lets you down.
I solved the problem by attaching a metal hook to both vertical struts of my most-used packframe
The Magnus RackPack is a dual-use packframe
designed to help you haul a ground blind to your hunting spot, but it will also work to pack a decoy and other gear.
For me, carrying the pistol in the field means a narrow strap, not a military type sling, the strap retaining the pistol on a hook integral to the strut of my modified Camp Trails Freighter packframe
A shelf that can be used as a meat shelf for packing game flips around to serve as a seat, and the padded side of the packframe
becomes your backrest.
At camp, I wolfed down a bowl of chili and loaded my butchering tools, freighter packframe
, and Coleman lantern into the pickup.
I then returned to the deer and loaded up the rest of the meat, antlers, and cape onto the packframe
As my leg strength and lungpower increase, I start carrying a packframe
with a sandbag in it.