That's what I used to do until I found the Eberlestock Dragonfly pack. Yes it's on the heavy side, but it is indestructible. My hunting area is all granite and packs made with thin ultralite material don't stand a chance. I've packed out loads that were definitely pushing 100lbs and the Dragonfly made them manageable. Zips up tight enough to not be cumbersome during the hunt.