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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - Hell in a hand cart

Posted: Tue 7th Jul 2009, 17:54
Joined: 2009
If you go to a certain outdoors forum there is at least one person who uses a handcart, but his is to take a young family and all their gear and paraphernalia on backpacking trips. The site is outdoorsmagic, try logging on their and asking the question. I think his forum name is Zuma. Failing that just search for cart in the forum. Just an idea as people do use handcarts out there for may reasons so it stands to reason that some company makes them. The outdoors forums are often a means of unitig customers with suppliers like this.
Posted: Fri 13th Mar 2009, 1:02
Joined: 2008
Thanks Mike, that is just the connection I wanted to find. Actually, looking at the website, I think the Tub Cart is more what I had in mind. I'd have to adapt it so it can be pulled with a harness, like pulling a sled. But that would probably need a long handle to prevent the thing from running me over on the down hill bits!
If you ever see me taking one for a walk, promise not to laugh.
Author: MIke Rayner
Posted: Thu 12th Mar 2009, 21:31
Joined: 1983
Posted: Thu 12th Mar 2009, 13:39
Joined: 2008
Many thanks for your reply. I generally agree with the comments but it assumes I am using 35mm. If I could afford an Xpan I would get one, but at the moment my panoramic system is a very heavy back that attaches to a 5x4 Shen Hoa field camera. I don't take dark slides with me, just pano back and 120 roll film and a couple of lenses. But the stripped down version of this still comes in at 12 to 15 kg. It took me three hours to cover 5 miles (in haavy snow) going up Buckden Pike a month ago. Good exercise but not as much fun as walking without excessive weight.
I have seen people dragging carts - tramps, perhaps - and just wondered if there was anything about. I assume it would have fat tyres, a lightweight suspension and a plastic container.
Author: Merrian Lancaster
Posted: Thu 12th Mar 2009, 10:40
Joined: 1996
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Posted: Thu 12th Mar 2009, 9:35
Joined: 2008
I have a heavy camera system which I would like to take with me into the dales but the weight takes all the joy out of walking, and even when I make the effort, I have very little enthusiasm left for photography.
I wondered it dragging a hand cart would work. I thought of something along the lines of a two wheeled wheel barrow, but stable enough to pull across rough ground. It must also be light enough to empty and then lift over stiles.
Has anyone come across a device like this that might do the job?
John White

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