HI guys! I've done a bunch of dayhiking and a handful of overnighters, but in 3 weeks I'll be going w/ 2 buds for a 3-day section near Hot Springs.
I recieved a UL pack in the Jason Klass Backpacking box (http://www.freewebs.com/thebackpackingbox/index.htm) and y-day found out its a homemade version of a MLD Prophet pack (2750 cu in, 6 oz) (http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...703802d2f4f0aa).
I've pack it with my gear and walked around the house some,and it was OK. I was not using any sort of pad inside (use a BA Air Core to sleep on), but my sleeping bag and clothes were in tight enough that it felt secure, and not floppy.
W/out food or water the pack is 13.6 lbs with maybe 600 cubes left in the top for a food bag.
I'm a bit apprehensive and wonder if I'm doing this right.