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PostPosted: December 9th, 2013, 3:49 pm 
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Can anyone put me on to where to buy or find pattern for a DIY toboggan harness.

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 Post subject: Re: toboggan harness
PostPosted: December 9th, 2013, 3:50 pm 
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http://skipulk.com/images/stories/pdfs/pulkbook.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: toboggan harness
PostPosted: December 9th, 2013, 5:00 pm 
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Most don't use a harness to pull a toboggan, at least in fairly flat country. And most don't use a toboggan in hilly terrain.

http://wintertrekking.com/equipment/sleds-toboggans/

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PostPosted: December 11th, 2013, 2:53 pm 
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Thanks for the info. Just what I needed. :thumbup:

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2014, 10:43 pm 
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Keep it simple. The old-school tumpline works, at least it works if your back and neck are strong enough

If you want your hands free, something like the Canadian army pattern harness works well. It has the further advantage of pulling from the hips instead of the upper back and neck.


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PostPosted: September 25th, 2014, 9:23 pm 
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Many people use a simple wide strap over one shoulder and under the opposite arm. When it feels tiring, change sides.

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PostPosted: September 25th, 2014, 9:59 pm 
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I have a Granite Gear pulk. The pulk itself offers lots of nice features, but is way too tippy. The harness, though it has quite a lot going on, is fantastic, especially for long, multi-day treks. Not only does it have a nice padded waistbelt, that takes most of the weight, but padded shoulder straps that both hold the waistbelt up without having to cinch it real tight, but uses a strap that goes back to the pulk that when leaned in to, lets you use your shoulders to pull. I really only engage the latter, in tough going, like deep snow, or uphill.

I am thinking of building a pulk this winter, but will happily use the harness I have. It takes an extra few seconds to get on, but is worth it.

http://www.campist.com/archives/granite-gear-expedition-pulk-sled.html

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