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    Too many shots heard too close last fall/winter. I'm thinking of a blaze orange pack cover, preferably in cuben. I've looked and, other than Cabela's, can't even find one. Any ideas as to where else I might look?

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    I swear that I've seen them for sale at REI, but I can't find a link.

    Personally I prefer to wear the orange myself. I have a incredibly bright orange hiking shirt that I picked up at Tractor Supply Company for about $15 As well as the beanie hat, but that's just me.

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    make one or dye a Cuban fiber pack cover bright orange. may add an oz for the dye but its worth it if you're around heavy hunting areas

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    It doesn't need to be Blaze Orange... a $5 synthetic wool cap from Walmart's sports area will be fine.


    Iwas about to put zpacks up for you but I see others got it.

    http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/pack_cover.shtml
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    I bought two a few years ago.from the outfitters in Damascus. Any outfitter down that way should have them or know where to get them. I think its a mandatory piece of gear that should be worn at all times during hunting season. Should also wear a blaze orange shirt. I also tie orange tape/ribbon to the top of my hiking sticks. Hunters universally appreciate it and it gives me plenty of peace of mind.

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    While day hiking along the Florida Trail I wear a blaze orange boonie hat, but I'm a geek. I also have a blaze orange vest tied to the back of my pack. I like the idea of a pack cover though. It could offer some weather protection.m62xwan_dyVdw9a-O4cX0wA.jpg

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    Got mine at REI, and also wear a blaze orange buff in season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duff View Post
    ... I'm thinking of a blaze orange pack cover, preferably in cuben. ... Any ideas as to where else I might look?
    I bought a few yards of blaze orange sil-nylon "seconds" from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics and made several. Pretty easy, actually. Now when my family goes with me, we all have plenty of blaze orange to wear.

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    While day hiking along the Florida Trail I wear a blaze orange boonie hat, but I'm a geek. ....m62xwan_dyVdw9a-O4cX0wA.jpg
    That's the hat I wear! Saw it on a hiker at a local park and bought it online. Can be seen over a mile away, plus cool and keeps sun off face, ears, and neck. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duff View Post
    Too many shots heard too close last fall/winter. I'm thinking of a blaze orange pack cover, preferably in cuben. I've looked and, other than Cabela's, can't even find one. Any ideas as to where else I might look?
    Amazon has one.....it's made in China, but only cost me about 5.99 and that included shipping. Also, it's more waterproof and fits my pack better than the REI one. I agree that you should not rely on just a hat....hunters can be a myopic lot.

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    I can see the drawback to relying only on a hat, but isn't there a problem with relying only on a pack cover? The pack cover won't be very visible, if at all, from the front. And I doubt that being shot from the front is any more pleasant than being shot from the sides or rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da fungo View Post
    I can see the drawback to relying only on a hat, but isn't there a problem with relying only on a pack cover? The pack cover won't be very visible, if at all, from the front. And I doubt that being shot from the front is any more pleasant than being shot from the sides or rear.
    You could try this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by da fungo View Post
    I can see the drawback to relying only on a hat, but isn't there a problem with relying only on a pack cover? The pack cover won't be very visible, if at all, from the front. And I doubt that being shot from the front is any more pleasant than being shot from the sides or rear.
    To be effective, blaze coverage has to be 360 degrees, so a vest or shirt along with the pack cover would be safest....and a hat.

    Or you can do what Snacktime did for his first hike and color your hair blaze orange.
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    Cuben fabric is almost transparent, so orange cuben might not be visible enough. If you don't need it for rain protection, you could just tack some blaze orange fabric to the back and sides of the pack and wear orange vest and hat.

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    I have most of my "extra" items as blaze or neon orange. Including my handmade 550 belt, duck tape on my trekking poles, and my rain jacket.

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    I use the cheap youth sized hunting vests found in sporting good section of local superstore for a few bucks. Wrap/stap it over the pack, I've done it with and without a pack cover... Hat. Blaze orange bandana on my chest stap, should strap, waistbelt. I hiked through a section of state game lands here in Pa in Nov/Dec. and I will say, I want to be seen and heard. Also used my headlamp worn backwards with the strobe light on. (not sure if that disturbs hunting/hunters)

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