There 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.
Pack Out Bags
August 17, 2013
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.