I was going to tell you to go read McHale's site about load lifters.....Looks like you already did that. Looking forward to your final product.

One thing that McHale talks about and that I have found out, is that the more the load is transferred to the middle of the hip belt (think just below both arm pits) instead of riding on your but, the better it rides and the less tight the belt needs to be.

Also, for sealing the feed bags, look at the tape used to seal tyvek at home depot. It will probably stick better than a lot of other options.

Edited by finallyME (02/08/16 10:21 AM)
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