I have never been elk hunting and I am going in the last 9 days of Colorado's archery season in unit 54 and I will be backpacking in any where from 3-5 miles. I just want everyone to give me there opinion if I am doing it right (and please only guys with back country experience). My regamine this week was m-stair stepper for 1-2 min (with pack at 35lbs) back squat (135lbs) x 20, and sit ups 20-40, repeat 3-4 rounds , Tuesday- stair stepper 1-2 min (with pack weighing at just over 40 lbs), dumbbell bench x20, shoulder press x12-15 repeat 3-4 rounds . Thursday-stair stepper-1-5-2.5 min (with pack) machine tri ext.x 20, Lat pull down-12-15 repeat for 5 rounds Friday-stair stepper (with pack), biceps curls x12, sit ups (as many as possible in 1 minute, and back squat 135x20 repeat for 4 rounds. And I try to do at least 1 (if not 2) day a week walk with my pack up and down some hills here in Kansas for about an hour (which is pretty hard to find) anyone recommend adding anything? My workouts take 30 minutes right now, but I will plan on adding more time to stair stepping and more rounds once I get used to what I am doing. Thx for the input!