When I hunt, I like heading out into the woods with a great backpack. For starters, if you can carry your gear, including a first-aid kit and layers for bad weather, you can stay outside longer and go farther. That just makes the whole experience better. But what if you’re successful? How can you get the meat back to civilization? That’s where a load-hauling hunting backpack comes into play. My favorite hunting backpack for the kinds of hunting I do now is the Mystery Ranch Sawtooth 45. It’s a roomy hunting daypack/overnighter that expands to let you haul an entire elk quarter — or more if you can physically handle it.
To learn more, check out my full Mystery Ranch Sawtooth 45 review at Man Makes Fire.