Originally Posted by cavediver2
I would keep my compass and maps on my person. dog run's after deer or another animal there goes my way out.
And I have a great dog that would not leave my side but you never know and would hate to live up to my quote.
Of course it might not be a bad idea to put a backup in your dog's pack JIC something happens to your pack. My dog is about the same size maybe a little closer to 50 lbs and I usually just let him carry his stuff including an xtra collar and leash and his own first aid kit that is specifically for him has some pj, gauze, petwrap, duct tape, tweezers, tic cup, and a copy of his records. He carries his collapsable food bowl and his food and treats. I don't really take him through rocky terrain but I do put boots on him in the winter when we walk because the snow hurts his paws after a little bit. I keep his total pack weight at or under 10 lbs. I think it's recomended not to have your dog carry more than 25% of it's own body weight and thats what I've always practiced. Seems to work good for him.