How to Hoist a Loaded Backpack

How to Hoist a Loaded Backpack With your pack sitting upright on the ground, use one hand to grab the pack's haul loop. (That's the webbing loop on top of the pack.)

  1. With your pack sitting upright on the ground, use one hand to grab the pack's haul loop. (That's the webbing loop on top of the pack.)
  2. Using a wide stance with knees bent, slide the pack up your thigh and let it rest. Your thigh should be roughly parallel with the ground.
  3. Steadying the pack with one hand, slip your other arm and shoulder through one of the shoulder straps, pushing your shoulder in as far as you can.
  4. Without any abrupt or jerking motions, swing the pack onto your back and slip your arm through the other shoulder strap.
  5. Buckle up! Buckle the hipbelt first, then cinch down the shoulder straps. Adjust the load-lifter straps (located at the tops of the shoulder straps) to pull the pack inward. Lastly, buckle the sternum strap. You're set to go!
  6. When you're ready to remove the pack, be sure to first loosen the shoulder straps.

Tip: As you walk throughout the day, slightly vary the tightness of your hipbelt and shoulder straps to help your hips and shoulders feel less fatigued.

Sourced By Steve Tischler