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Dog packing equipment

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:12 pm
by rlown
I'm thinking about taking Simba late next June on his first backpacking trip to the French basin out of North Lake. I also got a foam pad for him as I'll need it when we are hunting this waterfowl season, also used for his sleeping arrangements in the tent at night. I'm sure he's gonna blow out my neo-air. :D

So far I found Kurgo dog booties on chewy.com and the "approach" pack on ruffwear.com.

What packs and booties do you have for your friend?
Other than his favorite stuffed duck toy, what else should I bring?

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
by mrphil
rlown wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Other than his favorite stuffed duck toy, what else should I bring?
I think you should bring Simba...he'll appreciate all your new dog-sized gear. :nod:

And this:

https://foter.com/photos/271/diy-dog-tent.jpg?s=pi

Or better yet, this:

http://wombatcreek.org/wp-content/uploa ... etpack.jpg

Or, in order to make sure that PETA doesn't get involved, this is best:

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04 ... 141888.jpg

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:05 pm
by rlown
I've got a double rainbow so he fits fine, and his pad is on the way. I can modify a quilt for him.

I'm more interested in dog packs and booties choices at this point. Any answers?

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:52 pm
by bobby49
rlown wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:05 pm
I've got a double rainbow so he fits fine, and his pad is on the way. I can modify a quilt for him.

I'm more interested in dog packs and booties choices at this point. Any answers?
You also need to consider some Vuarnet sunglasses for the dog. It should have elastic straps to keep it on.

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:26 pm
by rlown
I've never worn sunglasses. I don't see the need.

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:40 pm
by mrphil
rlown wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:05 pm
I'm more interested in dog packs and booties choices at this point. Any answers?
75 lbs, pretty big dog. Wouldn't it be best to have him at least be able to carry his own gear and food? So, enough volume for what he needs, daisy chains for add-ons, unrestrictive and uncomfortable to where he hates it or it leaves him with abrasions, ventilation so he doesn't overheat. Form following function.

I'm wondering how people adequately allot space in a bear can for enough kibble though. What's that, a few pounds a day in Simba's case? Maybe his own, or a larger canister for you?

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:12 pm
by rlown
His kibble will fit in my can at night. I don't eat that much. His food weighs in at about 5 lbs for a 9 day trip. Blue wilderness salmon kibble. He'll carry it.

I want to know about pack brands. and booties. I've identified a couple but I want to know what people use. He eats 1 and a half cups two times a day. I'll up that to a total of 4.5 cups a day for the trail and treats.

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:09 am
by John Harper
rlown wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:26 pm
I've never worn sunglasses. I don't see the need.
Never? Not hiking over snowfields? Not skiing on a bright sunny day? Not out on the ocean all day fishing on a clear day? Wow. How about trout fishing with polarized sunglasses? Now, there's a real useful area for them.

The fact sunglasses are a billion dollar industry tells me lots of people disagree. I'm one of them.

John

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:34 am
by rlown
John Harper wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:09 am
Never? Not hiking over snowfields? Not skiing on a bright sunny day? Not out on the ocean all day fishing on a clear day? Wow. How about trout fishing with polarized sunglasses? Now, there's a real useful area for them.
Never. I wear prescription glasses and tried the sunglasses version of them once, but I really didn't like them. Besides, I don't see a lot of animals out there sporting sunglasses either.

Re: Dog packing equipment

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:14 am
by Gazelle
I really liked wolf packs dog packs when I went with my dogs. I forget witch booties but it took me a few brands to figure out which ones actually stayed on