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Hunting Equipment, Hunting Gear, Hunting Panniers, MRG, Pack Animals, Pack Mule, Pack Saddle, Packing Equipment, Packing Supplies, Packing Tips, Panniers, Rockies -

Many skills are required to properly haul loads with equines. Knowledge of proper lashings and hitches seems to be a lost art. I've seen some crazy stuff when it comes to inexperienced people tying down loads. Whether it’s a box hitch, diamond hitch or squaw hitch, folks who regularly pack with broom tails will always have their favorite method. An old packer once commented about the controversy of which hitch is best: "If you get from the trailhead to camp without losing any packing gear or injuring humans or your animals, then you probably did something right." Although this has...

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Backcountry, Bowhunt America, Burros, Dana Rogers, Pack Animal, Rockies -

Make no mistake, I’m a neophyte. I’m a total amateur when it comes to packing a string of burros (or any critter) into the backcountry of the Rockies. But it does call to me, it appeals to my sense of adventure and I look forward to finally escaping to the road-less areas far beyond the furthest trail-head where I can venture 10, 15…perhaps even 20 miles into a wilderness where few have hunted. I’ve done a fair bit of backpacking into the back country, sometimes solo other times with a trusted friend to help split the load and safely make...

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