But all is not peachy in sub-compact land. Waterfowl hunting isn't really an issue, as I only have one retriever and can easily fit her and all my decoys, waders, gun, etc., in the back when I'm not hunting out of the boat. But bird season presents some problems. For one, I now have two pointing dogs, which means I now need two crates, and twice the food, water and other assorted dog-related gear (e-collars, Astros, tie-out stakes, etc.) that you need on trips. This, of course, has a ripple effect on how much other gear I can haul. So right off the bat, I'm going to need either some type of roof storage or a small trailer either for the dogs or gear. Plus, since I'm now going to be using the Subaru for all my trips, I'm going to have to at least mildly upgrade its off-road capability with more aggressive tires and bolt-ons like skid plates, etc.