Backcountry Pack Weight? Kifaru Packs

GodSpeed1

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Hello all,
I'm just wondering the ballpark weight of your hunting pack is for spike camp style backcountry hunting. Mine comes in at about 40 pounds & I feel that I am only bringing items that you absolutely need. Not packing in the big spotter etc. I'm also wondering which Kifaru pack you may use for hunting & how do you like it? Just seems like these packs are really solid from what I've seen. Appreciate you guys
 
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I usually go in for up to two weeks (12 to 14 days) at a time, so I'm heavier than what other people carry. Mine comes in at about 80 lbs.
 

Marbles

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My total gear weight (clothes on my back, watch on my wrist, rifle, ammo, everything, also called FSO for From Skin Out) comes in at about 50 to 60 pounds for 7 says depending on weather and if I feel the need to add 3.5 pounds of revolver to my kit. Pack weight is pretty vague and can mean lots of things to lots of people.

I don't use Kifaru packs, so I have no answer there.
 
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Most late august through September backpack hunts 7ish days my pack weighs 35-40lbs. Food is around 1.5lb per day. So exact amount of days makes a difference. I can get some colder weather rain/snow after the middle of September so it can get a little heavier after that.

When I discuss pack weight, I am referring to the weight of my backpack with everything loaded in it for the hike out hanging from a scale.

The Kifaru frame with them Mountain warrior bag, and a guide lid was my favorite Kifaru setup

I like the exo k4 frame and suspension a little better, haven’t used it enuff to know if I like the bag better
 
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