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I'm going to hike in to a shelter to camp in a couple of weeks, and there may be enough snow to ski in.  Question is this:  if I make a pulk out of a plastic kid's sled, how do I attach it to my body?  What works out to be the most comfortable?  It may be weighed down with a mini-keg. :p  Or two.

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The best setup I've found is using a climbing harness. It pulls evenly from my waist that way. I use parachute cord in a "V" from both sides of the sled. It tracks behind me easier that way. I have two positions (a longer V and a shorter one) for when I am in heavy brush or when I am in open country.

I clip a utility biner down low on the back of the climbing harness and hook from that point. I've tried belts and daypacks but it is not nearly as comfortable. I have found several climbing harness super cheap at used gear stores.


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Check here
Lots of information. Older external frame padded waist belt with loops. Stick loop on end of ropes through loops on belt and attach with small biner.
I am in the process of making a new one as I trashed my old one. I don't like my new one but it's the best I could find. You can come over and see it. Poles and skegs/rudder whatever are helpful. Stop over and I'll show you my old and new ones.
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TONS of pulk reading here.  Some specifically about harnesses:

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I have an old waistbelt that I can use, I don't want to put much money into this because we don't really get enough snow to justify spending much more than a couple of bucks.  Will be hiking/skiing down a forest road so I don't think I'll need a brake or poles.  I've got an old Kelty external frame pack to use if there isn't enough snow to ski on.  Thanks for all of the input.

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Make sure and try your setup ahead of time. I can't tell you how uncomfortable I found the waistband setup to be. It dug into my waist and nearly rubbed me raw. It also was constantly forcing my pants down.

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Will do.  Thanks for the advice.

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I put the poles on my new kids sled and attached the belt to the poles today. I took it for a little walk in the yard. It tracks pretty well but slides down hill when traversing the hill. I will make some small skegs for it. I will try to add some picks.
 
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I too use poles. If you want to do it on the cheap use 5/8" PVC and criss cross the poles so it tracks better behind you. Run rope through the poles as a back up if something should happen to the poles.
I don't believe in pulling a pulk with rope. If and when you go down hill it will run you over.
I use an old backpack hip belt and carabiners to attach the poles to both the pulk and hip belt.
Cover it with a tarp, and off you go.
That of course will lead to you building an entire new set-up once to get a few miles under your belt pulling your pulk.



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Didn't end up building the pulk, although there was enough snow to use it.  The mini-keg worked quite well though. :D

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