I'm not talking about 10k ruck marches like I did in the Army! But yes, on occasion I would put it and my power supply in the pack, sling the Buddipole in its case, and off to the park, or even once to the roof of the hospital I worked at! Never had any issues, or thought I should get a Pelican case (or the like) for it. The IC-7200 is one tough radio! I would NEVER try to do that with my 7300! BTW, a PRC-77 weighs 13.75 pounds, and I carried one of those a few times although I was a bit younger! Weight isn't too much of an issue when properly carried.