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Author:  johnfrum [ August 18th, 2017, 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Tumplines

Fellow Adventurers,

Interesting article in The Atlantic about the advantages of using tumplines for carrying heavy weight:

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... es/537306/

How many of us here regularly use tumplines when portaging? I'm not portaging anymore (sad to admit), but when I did I normally used a duluth pack with tumpline for the heaviest carry. Never used one for carrying the canoe itself.

-JF-

Author:  ameaney [ August 21st, 2017, 8:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tumplines

Funny you should mention this. I found this older site just last week with a bunch of info on using a tumpline to portage a canoe.

I would love to make one and try it.

http://www.porchlight.ca/~aferg/home_htpac.html

Author:  Canoeheadted [ August 21st, 2017, 9:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tumplines

Not a tumpline, but I regularly carry my canoe directly on top of my head. I would guess a third of the time.
I figure 90% of the world population can't be wrong.

It gives me another tool to use for the portage.

Author:  ameaney [ August 21st, 2017, 10:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tumplines

Canoeheadted wrote:
Not a tumpline, but I regularly carry my canoe directly on top of my head..

User name checks out.... :)

Author:  GHOSLO [ August 21st, 2017, 11:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tumplines

I wrote about my tumpline and portaging a canoe in another thread
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 95#p419495

Author:  Ghost [ August 27th, 2017, 11:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tumplines

I think tump lines are great if you regularly carry weight on you head. If you don't do it regularly, don't do it at all is my advise.

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