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Yukon Pack/Hudson Bay Company Pack

Postby Bandito » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:50 pm

I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a Yukon Pack and/or can provide any solid informaiton as to how to construct one.

I happened to catch a few episodes of The Alaska Experiment: Out of the Wild" and noticed that they were using an improvised tarp pack that they were calling a "Yukon Pack". With these improvised packs they were carrying very heavy loads for long distances so they must be viable alternatives and I think anyone can see the possible weight reduction if you can tarp camp and use the tarp and some cordage to create your pack.

Since the name "Yukon Pack" is so widely used as a name brand it's virtually impossible to find any good information on them and the best way to construct them. I did happen to find another improvised pack along the same lines named a "Hudson Bay Company Pack" but information on that is very limited also.

I'd consider myself a recreational lightweight backpacker but I'm not interested in dedicating hundreds of dollars to save a few ounces. This type of pack seems like a very cheap and easy way to shed a few pounds of weight.



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Re: Yukon Pack/Hudson Bay Company Pack

Postby Bandito » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:40 am

So I decided to give this a shot last night and I was able to cut down my base weight by nearly 2 lbs, once I feel confident tarp camping I’ll be able to remove my bivy sack to further reduce weight; until then I plan to use the tarp as a ground cover.

I’ve definitely got to work on finding the best way to tie up the pack and add some padding to the shoulder straps.

Once I feel I’ve got a good system I may post a guide here; but I’m definitely interested in anyone’s experience with these types of packs in actual use.
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Re: Yukon Pack/Hudson Bay Company Pack

Postby rayfound » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:30 pm

I too searched high and low for information about it, but got lost in the web, and gave up. Would love to see some sort of guide. I'm interested.
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Re: Yukon Pack/Hudson Bay Company Pack

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:01 pm

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Re: Yukon Pack/Hudson Bay Company Pack

Postby Bandito » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:47 pm

Yeah it does, although a home made version wouldn't be $180. :retard:
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