I have two Osprey Volt packs. One is a 60L and the other a 70L. Now I have a Deuter 40L+10L.
The main interior chamber has two draw strings at the top. One for a 40L chamber and the other extends the pack to a 50L capacity. I’m pretty sure that for everything but a very cold trip, 50 liters will work for me. I’ve never filled the 60.
I REALLY got the pack because I needed the back support and the extra weight to help keep my legs and lungs fit.
Walking without a pack feels odd to me now. My back stays more stable when I’m strapped in for support.
I almost tried to save some money and buy a cheaper pack. That would have been a big mistake. The Deuter is a really good pack from a very well respected German company. It is by far a more comfortable pack than any of the others I tried here.
I’m boring myself these days. I have no passion right now. I am usually a little manic but this is more than that.
I don’t have the freedom I need in my life when I’m here. It’s too dangerous on the mountain. Even with someone, you could get ambushed. I feel none of that back home. On any day, I can go any number of places to feel free and safe.
And AA is off this year. Only 2 morning meetings during the week and one of them is annoying me. A little too much “God will take care of me” stuff. It feels to ” Born Again” to me.
I’m going surfing tomorrow. Maybe that will light my fire. Hope so…