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Canada trip weight limits

For anyone who has made these type of trips....How do you manage the 80 or 100 lb weight limits when doing a 7 day fly in fishing trip? By the time you take gear, sleeping bags, clothing, food, drinks, etc....It seems like it's near impossible?
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It's quite doable but it requires thinking and tough decisions only taking things you know you will use, not things you think you might. I regularly do fly in solo hunting trips in Alaska. Of course by the commercial airline flight I am limited to 50 x 2 on the bags including the weight of the luggage itself. But more importantly I limit myself to a backpack total of 75 pounds. That includes backpack itself, gun, ammo, tent, sleeping bag, stove, fuel, 5-7 days food, meat bags, saw, axe, camera, camcorder, small amount of emergency equipment, ultralight fish equip, clothing, and a 5 pound bear resistant food container.

I'll be leaving next week for a solo drop-off spring bear hunt. I'll be flying commercially with a gun case typically 40lb and my duffle bag typically right at the 50 limit, and maybe 10 more in my carry-on. With it out of the gun case and duffle bag it will be about 75 on my back. For the bush flight pack things in smaller soft bags, large hard cases don't work in small bush planes.

Here's everything in a 75lb pack for a fall alpine deer hunt.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...=Ak-04pack.mp4

Here's another with about an 80lb pack, this was a 10 day backpack trip with my daughter. I'm carrying a little more than usual because of the food in 2 bear resistant containers and taking some of my daughters share, her pack was about 35. So about 115 total for everything for 2 people for 10 days.
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We have had to pay the pilot(ussually a couple cartons of smokes) to drop off the other 15 cases of beer at camp fly over mid week..

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Re: Canada trip weight limits

For my fly in trips for grizzly and moose, I'm in a Super Cub. so I have a light duffle bag filled with about 10 one gallon or two gallon zip lock bags. all my stuff is sub-packed in those zip bags (burped all air out). when I'm flying it is often necessasary to pack those small bag loads distributed around the tiny two man plane cabin. First there isn't enough room for a full duffle bag. But more important you want to distribute the weight to get the center of gravity on the best part of the wing chord; it isn't esay landing on short gravel river bars (worse taking off).
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Performance of the Super Cubs is simply awesome!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...t=supercub.mp4

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couldn't get it to open?

But they are great and think, they are generally 50+ year old design and nothing in its price or weight caan match it.

Wonder it Alaska will ever allow flying in to hunt with a chopper?
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Hmmm! seems to work for me, maybe this way.



Don't see Alaska EVER allowing choppers for anything related to hunting.

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It's quite doable. Been many years since I did a fly-in fishing trip up in Quebec, but there was 4 of us for a 7 day fly in. I don't have any pics loaded (backin 35mm film hey day), but I'll try and post some later.

The pilot would load two of use with our gear, fly us out to the lake, pick up the returning pair and do it all over again. All gear, food, water, etc for the week was brought out in the two trips.

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Finally got some pics loaded. This is the plane we fly in on, the cabin where we stayed and some fish we caught.










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Looks like a 185, have quite a bit of time in one. Will be in one tomorrow.

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