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8/18/2017 12:05 PM
 
Ed T wrote:
After 6 months of debate and procrastination I ordered a Qui-Ya about a month ago...
 
I meant to get back to you after Mark scared you off with the "qui-Ya isn't big enough" talk. Glad you pulled the trigger anyway, Considering the decades of experience behind your opinion, I very much appreciate that you're liking this pack.

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9/15/2017 7:06 AM
 

The qui-Ya looks like a great pack--I spent a happy hour yesterday bending stays and shock-cording G-hooks--but curiosity has gotten the better of me: what's the function of the tabs on either side of the metal pulley (where the two-inch strap from the harness passes through)? 

At any rate, a "Ute" with shoulder lift has been on my wish list for a long time now--although I admit y'all did set off a kind of mid-life crisis when I realized that, you know, this is the last big pack I'm likely to use in my lifetime.;)

 
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9/15/2017 10:55 AM
 
CreationBear wrote:

curiosity has gotten the better of me: what's the function of the tabs on either side of the metal pulley (where the two-inch strap from the harness passes through)? 

Those are backups in case the center pulley breaks or pulls out. You can use a couple of G-hook terminated straps (the delta straps that came with your Prairie Belt) to re-attach your harness.

 

 


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9/15/2017 3:14 PM
 
Got you--that's a great bit of redundancy.
 
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2/19/2018 3:31 PM
 
Does this pack have the ability to pack meat between the bag and frame (Meat shelf)? I would like to be able to pack in with all of my gear for a 10 day hunt, and then drop of most at base camp. Then I would run the pack in a day pack mode. I would like to put the heavy weight (Meat) close to my body, and run the day pack which should be much lighter away from the frame.
 
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2/20/2018 9:10 AM
 

Personally, I recommend lining the pack with a contractor bag and then putting the boned out meat in it, but yes it will work great the way you are describing.

Jump to about 7:15 (although the whole video is awesome) for two quarters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5We4l1lpk8

Or jump to about 5:03 (although again the whole video is worth it) for an approximately 300lb rock in that configuration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7ph-_Dra0Q


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2/20/2018 9:18 AM
 
Thank you for the videos. This helps me to see exactly how the pack works.
 
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2/21/2018 1:12 PM
 
bhowren wrote:
Does this pack have the ability to pack meat between the bag and frame (Meat shelf)? I would like to be able to pack in with all of my gear for a 10 day hunt, and then drop of most at base camp. Then I would run the pack in a day pack mode. I would like to put the heavy weight (Meat) close to my body, and run the day pack which should be much lighter away from the frame.

 

Between bag and "frame", no. Not like a meat shelf that you would find on some other brands of packs. The HPG system for this relies on incorporating an outer pocket (Pals Pocket or Connor Pocket) to compress the load between the bag and the pocket. Using in day hunt mode you could keep the main bag compressed and put your gear in the pocket, then the meat would basically be between the pocket and your back, which is pretty much what is shown in the video's provided.  But on your eventual trip out with all your camp gear you would have the meat between your main bag and your compression pocket. The main bag would be between your back (frame) and the meat. Not saying that this method doesn't work extremely well, just pointing this out in case you were still needing that clarification. 

 
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2/21/2018 8:42 PM
 
zacht wrote:
bhowren wrote:
Does this pack have the ability to pack meat between the bag and frame (Meat shelf)? I would like to be able to pack in with all of my gear for a 10 day hunt, and then drop of most at base camp. Then I would run the pack in a day pack mode. I would like to put the heavy weight (Meat) close to my body, and run the day pack which should be much lighter away from the frame.

 

Between bag and "frame", no. Not like a meat shelf that you would find on some other brands of packs. The HPG system for this relies on incorporating an outer pocket (Pals Pocket or Connor Pocket) to compress the load between the bag and the pocket. Using in day hunt mode you could keep the main bag compressed and put your gear in the pocket, then the meat would basically be between the pocket and your back, which is pretty much what is shown in the video's provided.  But on your eventual trip out with all your camp gear you would have the meat between your main bag and your compression pocket. The main bag would be between your back (frame) and the meat. Not saying that this method doesn't work extremely well, just pointing this out in case you were still needing that clarification. 

Thank you for the clarification!

 
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5/15/2018 2:11 AM
 
New customer with a qui-Ya and Prairie Belt on the way as initial purchases. I have been listed for notification on a PALS Pocket and OKBV2 in Blaze Orange, apparently scheduled for Fall. I am interested in hearing from anyone who will share their most often used accessories, HPG or not, and if different from your most used items what is the favorite addition you added to the pack or belt . Appreciate the input in advance.

Thanks!

Lindsay
 
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