A few sheep hunters I know have taken a pack frame, stripped off the conventional bag (usually pretty heavy), and simply use 1 big, really lightweight, dry bag to reduce overall pack weight. While it's not as convenitent as having all the normal pockets and pouches they claim to have reduced there packweight by a few lbs.
I weighed my empty Dana Designs Longbed and it weighed 9 lbs - yikes!
So, I guess my question is does anyone know how much a barneys frame (no bag) weighs or costs? I would check their website, but.....
Do any of you sheep hunters discard the conventional bag and use one of these lightweight dry bags - thoughts???