Thread: Sled ropes
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Old 11-21-2019, 10:16 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by DSettahr View Post
Also, my first sled was way to big. Through trial and error, I've found that unless you're walking on a well-packed out, groomed trail, the sled works best if it supplements your pack rather than replaces it entirely. I.e., only about a third of your total gear (by weight) should be in the sled. To facilitate this, one of the smaller gear sleds I think is best (something like this).
After trying to haul a fairly well packed 54" though fresh snow last winter and thinking I was going to die because it felt like I was pulling an upside-down volkswagen, I second this. I'm going to size down and carry more on my back.
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