Thursday, April 17, 2014

Packing Lists

If you are just beginning packing or an experienced packer it is very important to have a packing list.

I have different  packing lists for when I hunt from a trailhead, pack in for 4-5 days or when I am in the back country for 2-3 weeks.

With computers it is very easy to make different packing lists and then modify these lists based on your experiences when you have different packing trips.

One very  experienced packer and hunter I know forgot to pack his ammo and only determined his problem after he had packed in and began preparing for the hunt the next day.

A very bad experience that ruined the first day of hunting.  You can be assured my friend learned his lesson and now uses a packing list.


Sunday, June 23, 2013


If you are planning to have  only  a 2 or 3 day ride or pack trip during nice weather you might want to consider not taking a tent.  Bedrolls can provide protection from the elements and precludes you from packing a tent.

Some of my more hardy customers  do not use a tent at all during hunting season or inclement weather.  These customers use a relite tarp and use bedrolls.  Saves allot of weight and tent set up time.

Personally, I prefer a  canvas tent to protect me from the elements.  But the bedroll only is a good option for the 2-3 day pack trip.

Having said that, in my younger days I would not take a tent or a bedroll  during  short pack trips.  Just a poncho to keep the rain off me if I did experience bad weather. Age does have some benefits in developing common sense.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Recent Testimonials on Products

I just want to tell you how impressed I am with Pro Decker Pack Saddle. I have seen and used a lot of deckers- but nothing compares with the Pro.  Thanks for helping me pick out the Pro.  It was worth the extra money!  Mark

Just returned from elk hunting.  The tent worked great.  I folded the tent into a rectangle like you suggested  and  used it as a top pack. No wrecks.  Thanks.  Marty

Rich, we  had some high winds during hunting season and we secured the fly tight to the roof like you told me.  The fly stayed tight and the wind didn't get under it.  Wilderness  tent and fly  kept us dry.  Ben

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome to our Pack Saddle blog.

Here and on our website Pack Saddle Shop you will find canvas tents, pack saddle, pack panniers, saddle panniers, hunting canvas tent and other packing equipment the typical hunter, weekend packer or outfitter would need. Pack Saddle Shop pack gear and canvas tent prices are all below suggested retail and competing dealers that I am aware of.

I have hunted and packed in Idaho Wilderness areas since 1979. Currently, I hunt or take pack trips 2 to 3 months annually. I field tested the canvas tents and pack saddles and used many pack equipment items that we sell. I am confident that Pack Saddle Shop pack equipment and canvas tent models will provide you the same pleasure and service as these quality products have provided me.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.