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10/19/2017 7:42 AM
 

Kevin's picture in the "external frame" thread reminded me: is there a meat shelf option that mates well with the anchor-points on a Qui-ya?  I seem to remember that such a shelf came with the strap-kit you could buy back in the old "Highlander" days, but aren't sure about the strap spacing from third-party manufacturers.  (FWIW, I'm looking to haul a wooden tripod, not elk quarters, so bridging the gap between the compression panel and host pack is a little more necessary.)

 
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10/19/2017 11:31 AM
 
I have never seen the situation where a good compression panel didn't beat out a meat shelf for keeping the load where it should be. The Ute / qui-Ya platform was specifically built with this in mind. Doesn't mean the meat shelf situation doesn't exist, but I think you'll find that you neither need nor want it.

I honestly don't remember for sure, but I think the old strap kit included a compression panel, not a shelf.

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10/19/2017 2:32 PM
 

Thanks, Evan...what I was envisioning was essentially sticking a fence post between the packbag of a Qui-ya and, say, a Connor in compression panel mode, so I wasn't sure if it could be lashed down tight enough so it didn't eventually slip through the crease between packs.

At any rate, I was happy to take my new qui-Ya out for a few jaunts in the GSMNP recently--I cannot begin to tell you what experiencing "shoulder lift" for the first time is like!

 

 
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10/20/2017 7:56 AM
 
I'm pretty sure you'd be good. I've hauled fenceposts before on a pack frame using only compression -- no "sling" on the bottom.

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10/26/2017 8:15 PM
 
Anyone hauled meat using their Umlimdi with a compression panel? Specifically wondering about using it for hauling deer quarters. Would be using a belt as well. Think it would do ok?
 
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10/30/2017 5:15 PM
 
CreationBear wrote:

Thanks, Evan...what I was envisioning was essentially sticking a fence post between the packbag of a Qui-ya and, say, a Connor in compression panel mode, so I wasn't sure if it could be lashed down tight enough so it didn't eventually slip through the crease between packs.

 

Sounds like a prussik anchored to somewhere on the pack would be a simpler solution then a shelf, if I am hauling something I don't trust not to slide out I usually just wrap a compression strap around it a few times before I anchor it, but a prussik or two would be the nuclear option.

 

 

 
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