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    Still using one, cause it has not worn out yet and works..sort like my 300 H&H, 200 NP, Surplus H4831, 3X Leupold, Weaver rings, Zeiss Dialyt 8X30 Bino, Randall #3 and Ruana small sticker

    I wanted to share though, that as I hefted the pack, shrugged my shoulders, and reached behind me to put the pack frame up high, I impaled my index finger on one of the keeper rings that retains the hip belt. Half the ring ran into my finger and stopped underneath the nail! Nice! Did I mention I had a full load of meat on board as well?

    My buddy helped me get the pack off, I had to use the trusty leatherman to open the ring and remove.
    Yes, I treated puncture wound and since got a tetanus shot.

    Be careful out there!

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    if it ain't worn out...you need to hunt more...amen?
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    300 H&H with 200 NP......I'm only 35 and know what your talking about there. I hunt with such a combination. It was my grandpas first rifle and I love to take it out. Ditto, if it aint broke don't fix it.

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    Keeper rings? I've used safety pins with good success.

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    I replace all those pin'thingies with Eye'bolts and nylock nuts, that way there is something to rope and bungie to. And I do replace "ALL" even the shoulder straps, the bag attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    Keeper rings? I've used safety pins with good success.
    Ouch those would really go deep! Think I will wrap all in 100 mile an hour tape, like we used to do 782 gear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    I replace all those pin'thingies with Eye'bolts and nylock nuts, that way there is something to rope and bungie to. And I do replace "ALL" even the shoulder straps, the bag attachment.
    good idea, I thought bolts, eye bolts seem more better!
    ...course makes in field adjustments more difficult and adds a few ounces for the weight conscious.
    Gear was limited to 50lbs on this trip, plus rifle, so I ahd to cut the handle off the tootbrush type of stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen-ak View Post
    Ouch those would really go deep! Think I will wrap all in 100 mile an hour tape, like we used to do 782 gear...
    I use the old type safety pins that hospitals used for pinning slings. They never come loose unintentionally or by accident and are stainless. I just hate undoing those circular pin keepers which generally take a knife blade to get over the pin.

    The eye bolt idea sounds good and very permanent. I still like my old army pressed wood pack board made in 1943 because it has dozens of places to tie off to.

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    I used a camptrails freighter for about 3 years until the load of moose meat and antlers I had on it snapped the frame in half! Lucky I had a spare one in camp to finish the job. Upgraded to barneys and won't look back at an external frame pack.

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    I have one that is 24 years old and still works just fine....smells a little funny from carry meat. I also have a camptrails tent I bought at the same time. It still works and I loan it out some and it doesn't leak. I think they were made in Tiawan and are pretty good stuff.

    My only close encounter with a brown bear occured on the North East side of Kodiak hunting black tail...small sow came out of the alders and snorted at me. I had my rifle hung over the pack frame post and the sling got caught on one of those pins with the rings and I couldn't get the gun off the frame. The sow just watched me for a few seconds and went back into the brush...never saw her again. I had to take the pack off to get the rifle off the frame....never did that again but I do have the rings wrapped with electrical tape. AGL's idea of eyebolts is a good one!!

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