Originally Posted By skcreidc
So...and I'm guessing they are not getting rear ended with their tobaggans? That is what I liked about the poles. It seems to be more functional for up and down terrain, keeping whatever you are pulling away from your body. The video short of igloo Ed comming up and over the fairly steep rise is a perfect example of what I am talking about. I'm thinking, without the poles, the pulk would be temporarily out of control.

Duct tape goodjob


(Thinking)...of course if the toboggan is that heavy, you would not be dragging it in that kind of up and down terrain. Then it might be dogsled time. But, one small step at a time...

The winter trekking campers are rarely in hilly territory; if they are, they let the sled down in front of them (I've seen pics of this on the site). They are often using very long tobaggans, 8-10 feet made from plastic with wooden cross pieces. There are lots of pics and how to's in the forums. They are often pulling 80 lbs of gear across lakes and open land-big tents, stoves, axes, boxes of food. Nowhere near lightweight backpacking at all.

Don't get me started, you know how I get.