Re: Eberlestock Gunslinger Packing Help/Advise
Is the bag bulky=synthetic ?? if so i'd lash it onto the outside of the pack-down low .
If it's a down bag that will compress well i'd find a place for it in the top of the pack.
I have an X-1 pack and my way of packing is to keep the heavier items low and close to your lower back area [riding on your hips] ,then place the light fluffy stuff up high , that way the pack isn't top heavy.
It will take some expierimenting w/ the pack and how -you- like to carry it-.
One thing about the eberlestock packs is they tend to not let you pull the compression straps in tight -if you do pull them in tight you will have trouble getting your rifle in and out of the scabbard because the items inside will crush the scabbard area inward.
Just do some shake down loadings w/ it and see what works the best ,but remember to keep the weight low so it is riding on your hips that way it won't feel top heavy and wear you out.
Having low bulk items is just as important as having lightweight items -bulky things on the outside of the pack -snagging on limbs and stuff will grade on your nerves.
Try to get everything inside the pack ,maybe a closed cell foam/z-rest on the outside =can't hurt them much ,plus they make a good drop and flop item to rest on.
Let us know how you progress -Mike
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