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About Straping, or Securing items on the outside of your Packs.
I always learned, and have been told that every thing must go inside the pack....
This reason is protection from being damage, or puntured, and accidentally losing some Gear..
Ok!That makes sense... But, here again that pertains to the type of Hiking, or Backpacking you’re doing.
Rough terrain, Brushwacking, again its really not wise to have anything strap on the outside of your pack.. So! That makes some sense too.
The Same said about Mountain Climbing, or Winter Backpacking.
Now, I read threads that explain its not really nesscessary, or True..to pack every thing in the pack... Like for example, those External Frame pack is one.
A few more examples: These items can, or could be Strap/Secure outside the pack. for simple convenients
> Tents - for during rain/storms.
> Fishing Rod Case - easy to get at for fishing.
> Trekking Poles
> Pad / Mattress
> Bear Canister
> Skis, and Poles
Now, is this why so many of us had Trouble secting the right Volume size For a Pack ? For the gear, and type of backpacking trips. And you still seem to have diffcultly secting just that number One Pack for all conditions, and gear..
I have four Packs right now, each serves different type of Backpacking from Day Hikes to 14-days excursion. And some of gear is quite durable, and light too. My average pack wt: 26# max out 38.5# never gone over 40#..
Don't mean it to be mind bogging. Just Curious?
I’m interested in, and appreciate your comments
From Old Hermit