Re: Backpack hunting & meat hauling
I think the weight of the crew cab is fine. I've never had a second thought about it. I use it to pack in on 5 day hunts. And then I use it to carry each day while hunting. It's adaptable for both uses, and it compacts down very small for the long hikes. I added the optional load cells after I got the pack to help organize everything, and to be able to pack in all that I needed. It also has the lid, which helps secure tall loads, and adds more storage. Even getting a deal on it, after adding the load cells and lid it was still an investment. But I think it might last twenty years or longer, so it seems to me to be a smart way to go.
I found mine by searching on google "site:Craigslist.org mystery ranch". That searches every city. Then you can see if someone will ship it to you.