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What does your day pack weigh?
This is more for those that hunt a long distance from the truck or camp, and in the mountains where the weather is more likely to change throughout the day.
With water and food, how much does your day pack weigh? Include how much water you carry but do not include the weight of your bow or gun.
Mine is just under 25 pounds and includes 44 ounces of water.
Under 25lbs. Carry 3 liters of water. Most of the bulk in my pack is warming layers. After that ... emergency water purifier, food, fire source, compass, knives, flashlight, batteries, foldable saw, game bags, game calls, range finder, bear spray, wind/water proof layers, orange flag tape, med kit
I hunt whitetails mostly. A long ways from the truck about half the time. But, I have little need for the tools I need outwest hunting. Yet, I carry the same stuff. Except extra water. There is clean water every where.
about 17-18 pounds.
With or without clothes for layering
with clothes for layering
Do you count your knife or extra items you may have?
yep, count the knife and/or saw, knife sharpener or extra blades, clothes, safety/med kit, game bags, rain gear, headlamp/light (if you carry it in the day pack), etc. whatever you carry in or strapped to the pack for the day hunt. include water but not the weight of the weapon.
If I bring two water bottles but only one is full should I count the other too?
Fine! But I’m not counting that water bottle!
No idea. I just put in the stuff that makes sense and go. It's not 25 pounds unless planning on spending the night.
13.3#; kill kit with bags, safety, hygiene, xtras kits, rain jacket, zoleo, range finder, head lamp, 1-1/2 litre water.
15 to 20 #, I think. But that's not for the type of hunting you may be thinking. That's with my saddle hunting platform, sticks, knife/light/pen for signing tag, drag line, saw, extra clothes if needed and antlers for rattling some times (those only come a few times a year).
I really don't know either. It changes from season to season depending on what type of clothing and so on I need to have with me.
High or low of 25 pounds with 100 oz water bladder, pistol and extra mag (Badlands pack).
With 2L of water, food for the day, and my "essentials" 19lb. With my tripod, optics and trekking poles brings it up to 26lb.
All day mountain elk hunts are typically right around 20#, and I feel like I have the kitchen sink with me. I take a light set of rain gear…unless I’m in a rainy spot like Kodiak or coastal AK, then I pack my heavier stuff.
I drink a lot of water but rarely fill my 100oz bladder going in as its usually uphill and hiking around during the day there are typically water sources- otherwise the elk and critters wouldn’t be there.