So there you are, headed to the backcountry for a true wilderness hunt. You've decided to do it the hard way-without horses, on foot and with a couple pals who, like you, are ready for a challenge. Where do you start and what are your expectations? The fact is, you're looking at the toughest hunt of all. You'll be packing in all your gear on your back and, if you're successful, you'll be carrying meat out the same way. Obviously, you'll need to travel light, pare down your equipment and consider every last ounce. An extra pound might seem harmless when you first don your pack, but it'll be a serious burden as the trail gets longer and steeper.