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#146303 - 02/12/11 11:03 PM Re: Pulk Sleds [Re: finallyME]
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I use a couple differant sized otter sleds to pull ice fishing gear out onto the lake both on foot and behind an atv. They are about as tough as they come, I have yet to wear the bottom out even when I was using it to haul firewood out of the woods and over the gravel driveway. The one thing I didn't like about it was if the snow was soft and fluffy they tend to turn into a plow. They do have a nice lip that runs all the way around the top that you can attach a cover and straps to, and attach a rope rig so you can follow the sled down hill.

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#146688 - 02/20/11 12:43 PM Re: Pulk Sleds [Re: finallyME]
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Here is a short video of my recent trip with the sled. A trip report would be very unexciting other than what not to do with boy scouts and winter camping. I was planning to do more video, but it was either dark or we were in a parking lot.

Sled pulling

Oh, the sled pulled beautifully and floated on deep powder with ease. I am happy with it.
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#146691 - 02/20/11 12:59 PM Re: Pulk Sleds [Re: finallyME]
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How come you're breathing so hard when yer dog is pulling the sled? smile Yep looks like the new sled is a lot more functional in soft snow.
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#146693 - 02/20/11 01:42 PM Re: Pulk Sleds [Re: Jimshaw]
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Originally Posted By Jimshaw
How come you're breathing so hard when yer dog is pulling the sled? smile
Jim


Hey you noticed. My friend left the campsite a good 5 minutes before I did. No on was near us, so I let go of the dog and just walked with no weight. She decided I was walking too slow and trotted off to catch up with my friend. She wasn't running, just walking. I was walking really fast to try and catch up. I think cross country skiis would have helped. Maybe a tow rope coming from the back and around my waist to pull me too. smile She sure pulled that sled with no problem (other than the problem that her owner walks too slow). Anyways, speed walking in snow is very tiring, even without weight. I will say that I was able to get my winter backpacking weight down to 0 lbs, 0 oz. Not bad. I also need snow shoes. Walking on a lake is easy. Walking in waist high snow from the lake to the campsite (100 ft) was insane. At least the sled floated and didn't act like an anchor.
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#146695 - 02/20/11 02:17 PM Re: Pulk Sleds [Re: finallyME]
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I have a book on "ski Jouring with your dog" (touring). It is written by I think a Norweigan gal. Anway she says "Do not let an untrained dog pull the pulk with your child in it...." frown However in Scandinavia they ski behind the dog with the pulk in between and the dog pulls the sled and the owner and the owner can control the dog (somewhat) because they are tied together.
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