View Full Version : Expedition Wild - Casey Anderson

Adventure Sworn
10-27-2010, 06:08 PM
Hey guys, I've been watching a bit of Expedition Wild, and I couldn't help but notice that the host Casey Anderson has a pretty beastly backpack that he brings often.

Anyone know which backpack it is? These photos are lame, so I'm hoping someone watches the show.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs153.snc3/18058_464887475477_464679620477_10822438_3718458_n .jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs197.snc4/38171_10150232301100478_464679620477_13507177_7131 877_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs065.snc3/13327_10150167130500478_464679620477_11744807_5633 615_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs253.ash1/18058_464729505477_464679620477_10822027_2597056_n .jpg

Thanks! Any help much appreciated.

10-27-2010, 07:07 PM
Looks like a Mystery Ranch pack

10-27-2010, 07:16 PM
It is a Mystery Ranch. Great packs!!!!

10-27-2010, 07:18 PM
That's just ridiculous. What's he got in there, a body? :)

Adventure Sworn
10-27-2010, 09:11 PM
That's just ridiculous. What's he got in there, a body? :)

Not sure, but it's good to know that you could fit one in there if needed be. :16: Plenty of space for an extended winter trip. Those damn winter jackets can get awfully spacious, but it isn't that so much. My Gregory Palisade (80 liter) has more than enough space, but it doesn't strike me as a bushcraft pack. That Mystery Ranch does.

Thanks a lot for the quick answer, much appreciated! :dblthumb: God I love this site.

10-27-2010, 09:13 PM
well i have definitely been missing this show, what Chanel a.s?

10-27-2010, 09:22 PM
He mentions here why his pack is so big. Camera equipment. I think he might be doing the Les Stroud (self camera man) thing.


Adventure Sworn
10-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Yeah I figured a lot of it had to do with camera equipment. He does do a lot of filming (and gets some great shots of animals at that).

The pack is listed on their site at $630. Pretty damn expensive! Guess I got some saving up to do. :20:

10-27-2010, 09:32 PM
Mystery Ranch makes some of the best packs on the planet. No off-shore China crap. All sewn in Bozeman MT. Take a look at Kifaru also.

10-27-2010, 09:37 PM
I have wanted one of those mystery ranch packs for a long time, for deep woods backpacking hunts. they seem to be one of the few companies that make a pack that can haul a whole boned out deer and still pack all your backpacking supplies. but the price tag is a bit much and the other thing that puts me off is the pack I like, weighs almost 10 pounds by itself, it just seems silly when my whole bushcrafting kit weighs 17 pounds without food.

does anyone know of a good freighter frame/backpack combo for backpack hunting that doesnt weigh a ton. I love the mystery ranch ones but at the cost and weight I would have to sell my rifle to make it happen:9:

mystery ranch has a really good name, on the hunting forums it seems to have a mystical reputation for quality.

10-27-2010, 09:37 PM
Man, that things a monster.


Keyser Söze
10-27-2010, 09:42 PM
That's just ridiculous. What's he got in there, a body? :)

hes got another backpack:55:in it

Adventure Sworn
10-28-2010, 04:23 PM
well i have definitely been missing this show, what Chanel a.s?

It was on National Geographic (Nat Geo Wild). Pretty cool show, he knows his stuff when it comes to animals & filming them. A bit of bushcraft here and there, the last episode I watched on wolves he slept in a quincy snow shelter he built. It was big enough for 15 people and only he slept in it, but still cool. :20:

10-28-2010, 04:35 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs197.snc4/38171_10150232301100478_464679620477_13507177_7131 877_n.jpg

How come I don't look that cool in shorts and boots? :9:

11-03-2010, 09:13 PM
I know this is a different "shape". wide versus tall...but maybe a pack like my Boundary Waters Journal Extra Wide Ultimate?
8300 cubic inches is crazy large...maybe could handle a deer?...but it also cinches down to way less than 1/2 of that.
I get all I need to take in the one pack.
Canoe on top of that...and I don't have to backtrack on any portage trails. $195.
hoses off and looks just fine after trips too. maybe it helps, maybe not...as I said, it's a different shape:

11-03-2010, 10:45 PM
that last pic shows why I (think) I would rather have a kifaru; all the MR packs I see seems to sag WAAY back at the top, could be improper adjusting but it doesn't look comfy.

off course having handled neither this is all heresy...