What packs are best suited for a Sheep hunt? What works and what doesn't? Here is what I have.
Option #1- A Swiss Gear external frame pack, came with a large bag to pack gear, nothing fancy.
Option #2- I have an older Dana Design internal frame pack, somewhere in the range of 5,200 cubic inches. This pack served me well packing out several Elk in MT but the terrain was not too steep and rocky, mostly walking forest service trails.
Option #3- I have a smaller CamelBak somewhere in the 2,800 cubic inch range I use for day hunts. It is big enough to pack enough for an overnight adventure if I wanted to stay high for a night.
My initial thoughts were to take the external frame and the smaller CamelBak. What do you guys think. Is there a much better system that I should consider buying?
Another area of concern is my sleeping bag, I have a North Face Goliath. It seems a little big for a sheep hunt. Any suggestions there?
Here is a photo of the packs.