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Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:35:15 PM »
Howdy All,

Looking for a new project to complete this winter?? How about putting a fabric cover on your trusty toboggan??

Here are the links to my blog where I explain the process in greater detail:

http://mtnmanblog.blogspot.ca/2013/02/project-pelican-toboggan-part-one.html

http://mtnmanblog.blogspot.ca/2013/03/project-pelican-45-toboggan-part-two.html

Basically, I just bought some white nylon pack cloth, added a few webbing loops, melted some holes with my soldering iron, inserted brass grommets, laced to my toboggan.Viola.



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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 06:20:44 PM »
Looks good and good idea.

This is for if one had to bug out on foot, besides carrying one's BOB, right? I'd put food in the toboggan!  :)
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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 09:08:28 PM »
Or just winter camping, or winter hunting and trapping.

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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 07:59:34 PM »
AAA,

I would put the majority of my gear in the toboggan. Keep a survival vest or similar on my bod. The advantage of the toboggan on snow is the carrying capacity it greater than what you can pack on your back. Also, with your back freed up, you can be more observant as you move, and hopefully, not fall victim to a hold-up or ambush. In a worse-case scenario.

On a more practical side, toboggans make most winter activities easier - ice fishing, camping, hunting or even, hiking. It takes less energy to pull a toboggan than it does to carry a heavy pack. If loaded properly, a tobaggan will track well and follow you. If in hilly country you may want to add pvc tubing to the traces out front to prevent the tobaggan from running you over on down hills.

Or, you can just ride the loaded toboggan down the hills, dragging your feet to maintain speed control.

Once you get where you are going, a toboggan helps will hauling firewood, ice blocks, game or fish.

If your car gets stuck in a snowdrift you can haul the groceries home in your toboggan and go get the car later.

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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 08:05:24 PM »
They also work in the summer, if the ground is'nt that rocky . You can use it to haul water as well as part of your shelter.

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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 10:02:55 PM »
AAA,

I would put the majority of my gear in the toboggan. Keep a survival vest or similar on my bod. The advantage of the toboggan on snow is the carrying capacity it greater than what you can pack on your back. Also, with your back freed up, you can be more observant as you move, and hopefully, not fall victim to a hold-up or ambush. In a worse-case scenario.

On a more practical side, toboggans make most winter activities easier - ice fishing, camping, hunting or even, hiking. It takes less energy to pull a toboggan than it does to carry a heavy pack. If loaded properly, a tobaggan will track well and follow you. If in hilly country you may want to add pvc tubing to the traces out front to prevent the tobaggan from running you over on down hills.

Or, you can just ride the loaded toboggan down the hills, dragging your feet to maintain speed control.

Once you get where you are going, a toboggan helps will hauling firewood, ice blocks, game or fish.

If your car gets stuck in a snowdrift you can haul the groceries home in your toboggan and go get the car later.

MM.

I like it. A lot of advantages. Will havta think deeper on this  :)
thank you for your explanation
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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 05:48:29 AM »
They sell various sizes at peavy mart up to  7' if you rigged traces you could use 2-3 people to pull them and /or have 1 at the rear to hold it back. If worst came to worst you could also use inflatables to cross water.
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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 01:13:47 PM »
I have been looking for a calfsled lately to haul firewood. what a nightmare.

peavey mart - none except a 1ft tall 6ft long for $140
Canadian tire- none
princess auto - none
walmart -of course none
UFA - a little one 6in tall, 5 ft long they want $50 for it.
Costco - guy had no idea what I was talking about. referred me to their website..so I take a look heres something not too bad
http://www.costco.ca/Pelican%e2%84%a2-Snow-Trek-45-Utility-Sled.product.10330630.html

it says "Use 2 Snow Trek 45 to create a closed box" you can see that 2 may interlock which would be cool...


I know it really depends on what peavey mart etc you visit...other towns have better stuff
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Re: Sewing A Top For Your Toboggan
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 01:18:40 PM »
PM me. Lot's in Westlock.
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