Thomas wrote a question about Osprey Packs Stratos 24 Backpack - 1300-1700cu in on April 26, 2010
I am taking a search and rescue class this summer in Texas (in June HOT!). I am in need of a bag 1200-1800 cu. in. to carry all the gear needed (i.e. first aid, climbing ropes, webbing, set of extra BDUs, meals etc.) But also must be light to hike up to 5miles a day in rough terrain.Would it be a stretch to try to use this pack, if packed tight, for 24-36hrs? This pack looks to carry the same features as a medium assault pack but is cheaper. Also a plus is that it is hydration compatible. Would this type of pack stand up to the work needed or am I better off looking elsewhere?