I keep reading these posts about pack weights and I cannot even begin to imagine humping anywhere near the pounds of gear you are talking about. What is the secret? Don't get me wrong, I am a small guy on any scale, but man, 200 pounds?!?!?! Shoot, I would love to hunt with BRWNBR, he would have an easy time toting my 155 pound butt around on his back
That being said, I've been spending a lot of time trying different setups and adjustments in effort to dial in my Dana to help me carry more weight. I should have left the bloody thing alone because I haven't had a comfortable hike with it since, but want to try it all before giving it the showdown with the Barney's Pack I have on order. Without having tried it yet, I will probably take the Barneys for bear, but still up in the air about what I will take for goat this fall.
So anything special I should try in the way of adjustments? Ride high? Ride low? Belt on hips or above hips? Suspension tight or loose?