I bought my bag a couple of weeks ago and have hiked bout 30 some miles with it on. I am wondering if anyone uses a hydration bladder with there's? I have been clipping a nalgene bottle to the d-ring on the shoulder strap but it is loud and uncomfortable. How do you carry your rifle when you think there is a reasonable expectation of seeing game? It takes me awhile to take the pack of and dig out my rifle. It has been a problem yet but I would hate to miss out because the gun is stowed away.