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Pack Out Bags

Pack Out Bag Demo

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“We had a great time at the Elko, NV and Boise, ID Sportsman’s Show last month. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our live demo. It was exciting to see the response everyone had when they could feel the difference between how it felt to carry 40 lbs. of sandbags in a back pack vs 80 lbs. of sandbags evenly distributed front and back in a Pack Out Bag. Everyone was surprised to realize that they can usually carry twice as much in a Pack Out Bag more comfortably than half the amount with all the weight on your back.”

We would like thank everyone for their support and look forward to hearing how the bags worked from the people who purchased them in their upcoming hunts.

Hauling over 100lbs using Pack Out Bags

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While in the process of closing a mine Pack Out Bags were used to carry loads in excess of 100 pounds. By using the bags they were able to pack supplies down to the mine allowing them to make fewer trips up and down the mountain. They were able to pack the front and back of the bags allowing them to be hands free for better balance and to carry additional supplies.

Here’s what the customer had to say about Pack Out Bags:

“We used these Pack Out Bags mainly for carrying a two part foam mixture used for blocking the entrances of abandoned mines. They allowed us to carry larger loads of material (over 100 lbs.) more safely and more comfortably than you could do with a back pack or pack frame. They were loaded front and back to allow more balanced loads making it easier to navigate in the steep and rough terrain that we were working in. I was amazed at how well these bags worked for us. We highly recommend them to others who need to pack heavy loads.”

How are Pack Out Bags Used

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Pack Out Bags Made in IdahoThere are a few common questions people have when they first see our bags. How are Pack Out Bags used? Are they a replacement for my backpack? Pack Out Bags are not a replacement for your backpack. These bags are intended to be carried with you in your backpack so that when you have your animal down, you can fill it with meat and carry it out on your first trip. You can fill both pouches with meat and tie your backpack on top of it, or on one of your lighter loads, you can carry your backpack in one of the pouches with meat in the other pouch to balance your load.  You can carry much more weight in one trip this way with less strain on your back because you are balanced front and back.  This also keeps your regular backpack, where you keep all of your gear and food, from getting bloody.  When you get back to camp, you can either wash out this bag or simply hang it up to dry out and it is ready to be used again.  Since it is machine washable, it is much easier to clean than your regular backpack would be.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread Recipe

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Every year when we have an abundance of Zucchini in our garden and Blueberries are at their best I always get inspired to bake Blueberry Zucchini bread. I decided today would be a good day to bake bread. As the bread was cooking and the amazing aroma filled the house my huband walked into the kitchen grinning from ear to ear stating, “Smells like hunting season!”

Here is our family recipe. I like to reduce the amount of white sugar in recipes however, if brown rice syrup is not available I have noted an alternative options at the bottom of the ingredients.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread Recipe

For Bread:

3 Eggs

1 Cup Vegetable Oil

3 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Sugar*

1 1/2 Cup Brown Rice Syrup*

2 Cups Shredded Zucchini

3 Cups Flour

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Baking Powder

1/4 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 Pint Fresh Blueberries

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For Topping:

5 TBSP Brown Sugar

2 TBSP Flour

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

2 TBSP Butter

*Note on sugar: For a moist bread use combination of sugar and brown rice syrup. If you do not have brown rice syrup use 2 1/4 Cups of Sugar instead.

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). For best results lightly grease 1 large loaf pan and 1 small loaf pan. Another option is 4 mini-loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, brown rice syrup* and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared loaf pans. Fill pan leaving about a 1/2 inch from the top.
  3. For Topping, Combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles course crumbs. Sprinkle over batter in loaf pans.
  4. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

ENJOY!

 

The History of Pack Out Bags

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I’d like to tell you how these bags came about.   Thirteen years ago, two of the guys in our hunting party got their elk, a 5 point and a 6 point.  It took the three of us three full days to pack out those two elk.  I had bought a portable winch the year before and we thought it was going to be the ticket, but this three day adventure made us reconsider.

As we sat around the fire trying to recuperate from the very rough pack out, I said, “When I was growing up I was always amazed at how many papers the neighbor used to be able to deliver with those bags they had.”  That started us talking about making something similar for packing out meat.  After that hunt, my wife made three Pack Out Bags for us to try the next year.  We were so impressed with the added weight we were able to carry in one trip that we have used our original three bags every year since.  Last year we decided if we liked the bags so much, maybe others would too, so here we are.  We make our Pack Out Bags with quality material and we build them to last.  Give them a try and let us know what you think.

Packing Out the Hind Quarters of an Elk

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PackOutBagsElkHindQuarters3Hunting in rugged terrain is part of what makes hunting so enjoyable. The challenge and the surroundings are invigorating.  There can also be a very humbling moment when you take down a very large animal and realize the only way to pack this animal out is you. Year after year our family has packed out some nice sized elk just using our bags. One of the remarkable things about Pack Out Bags is the ability to have one person carry out the hind quarters of an elk in one trip. When asked how much weight a bag can hold, the real question is how much weight can the person carrying the pack handle.  You will be surprised at how much more weight you can carry when it is balanced in the front and back and not on your back alone.

Pack Out Bags-Made In Idaho

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One of our favorite times of year is the fall. As soon as the air turns crisp and the days get colder all we can think about is getting ready for the autumn hunt. There is something to be said about hiking into the woods in the dark hours of the morning to find that perfect spot to settle into. There’s this moment when you breathe in that fresh mountain air and look around, truly seeing the beauty that surrounds you. A vast array of orange, maroon, yellow, and green hues cover the forests of Idaho. As you take in that breath, you leave all the worries of day-to-day life behind you and take in the excitement of the hunt. It was on one of these mornings that our family decided to go into business together and share Pack Out Bags with others. As we talked through our ideas and thoughts on the business we decided that if we were going to do this we were going to do it right and stick to our core values.

#1-Family First! Nothing is worth breaking up the family. We will communicate and treat each other with respect and never lose site of who we are.

#2-Pack Out Bags will be a product we are proud to put our name on. They will always be made with high-quality, durable, sustainable fabric.

#3-Pack Out Bags will be made in our home state of Idaho. As we grow this company we want to provide jobs to the people within this beautiful state.

We hope others will appreciate knowing the bags they use when hunting in rugged terrain, harvesting food, or hauling heavy loads are a quality pannier bag made in Idaho.