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Hi this is Reo the Honey Badger here. I’m doing a little last minute packing with my bow, and I’ve got a few questions on knowing what I do. I use an Easton Bow case, it’s a semi-soft, semi-hard case, I love it, it’s got a lot of pockets, lot of different compartments and they sent a lot of stuff with it to help pack it.
I use this compartment right here on the end and I have a portable bow press that I put in this corner right here. That way I have it if anything goes wrong anywhere. You may laugh and say a portable bow press? but overseas you never know where you are going to find somewhere to work on your bow. This has a bunch of different things, nocks, weight, anything I might need to fix my bow is pretty much in here. And I’m pretty much not organized, this is how it came when I came back from Switzerland.
I do travel with a couple of different things of arrows, these are my competition arrows, they only get shot in competitions, so I put them in the tube. I sometimes haul my practice arrows, but this is just a weekend long, and we are in the states, so it shouldn’t be too hard to keep track of that. A pocket that is really nice, it fits your arrow tube right in there, zip it up and it’s done. Then I always travel with a sight case that most of your top end sights come with and I’ll take it off my bow and I just put it in my case, pack it up.
Easton really did some things when they built this. Got the pockets right and sight case goes in there just right, it will be safe when I get there. Next I’ll do my stabilizers, and again Easton has done a lot of thinking on this one. They’ve got pockets for your stabilizers, and as much as stabilizers cost, you’ll really want to protect them because you’ve got a really handy item to have.
I do travel with two bows, I have one on the bottom and it’s nice I can fit two in here. I do carry an umbrella in here in case it rains. It’s easy to travel with and not a lot of heartaches. This compartment pretty much, I’ll put my quiver in there and take out my practice arrows, put the quiver in there and get this sealed up. Then I’ve got a sleeve Easton built for the bows that are really nice, it helps protect things, strap and pull down to keep things tight. You never know with airlines if they are throwing them down or whatever. With the tie-down they are not going to do a lot of damage to anything.
You see how clean all that fits together, works really good, and I’ll shut it up. I do like the pocket on the top, because I do two things. I buy a good set of rain-gear, because I learned a long time ago if you are somewhere cold and the rain is bad, it’s super nice to have good raingear, and so I pack it. It’s fairly light, packable stuff, and I just pack it on the pockets up on top, because hopefully I do not have to use it or see it, but it’s always there if I need it. I usually look around to see what I forgot, because I’m always kinda a mess and there are a few things I forget.
I usually take an extra backpack with me, because the one I use usually has my laptop and stuff in it. I’ll have to take stuff to the field and it makes it really nice to not have to pack the one I use with my computer in it. I’m taking a vest this weekend in case it gets chilly, and my Oakley sunglasses go in here, so when I go to the field I have them instead of getting there and going where the heck are my glasses.
I carry a lock on it. I’ve had people laugh, because it is just a number lock, a little TSA lock, and people say you can break into those, but maybe it keeps a guy from wanting to look in there and take something out. Maybe it keeps him a little more honest, I don’t know. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling having it on there. So there’s my bow case. I love traveling with it, it does a great job and maybe that will help you to figure out what you want to put in your case.