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    Was thumbing through the Owl's Cabela's catalogue and saw this. I have read about all of your BOBs and most of them weigh 60 pounds. If you put 60 pounds on my back, I'd fall over backwards and all you'd see is arms and legs waving in the air.

    I know this is hokey, but in a pinch...

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...cat601052&rid=
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

  • #2
    lol there's a mental image for ya...:D
    "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
    -Ben Franklin

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    • #3
      I have seen many of these, both store bought and homemade, and they do work good for getting a heavy load a short distance over rough ground but I would surely hate to attempt any great distance with one.

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      • #4
        I don't think it's hokey at all. 60# is aload my friends, 35# to 40# is aload for a man my age anymore. Pick up my M1A, the 45 and 1/2 gallon of water and 20 miles becomes a long trek. I think that we will see alot of these thing in the bush and on the roads for the new nomads and wandering. I bet you could harness and big dog with a light load.... Mmmmmm...
        "And with a collection of minds and talent, they survived"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by firemanphob View Post
          I would surely hate to attempt any great distance with one.
          I know, but I'd rather attempt great distance with something like this than with that 60# on my back.
          "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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          • #6
            I have one that I use for all kinds of stuff, hauling firewood, bags of feed, bails of hay, deer, tree stands, water, camping gear, building supplies and all of my little girls beach toys, chairs and cooler to the beach. There are a lot of different models. The one I have folds flat and is made of aluminum and I paid like $80.00. I would highly recomend because I beat the daylights out of mine and it shows no signs of wear. Plus it would be great to have in a BOV incase the BOV becomes dissabled.

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            • #7
              I'm just going to sit in mine and let someone else do the pushing!

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              • #8
                he he...

                Originally posted by pathfinder3081 View Post
                I don't think it's hokey at all. 60# is aload my friends, 35# to 40# is aload for a man my age anymore. Pick up my M1A, the 45 and 1/2 gallon of water and 20 miles becomes a long trek. I think that we will see alot of these thing in the bush and on the roads for the new nomads and wandering. I bet you could harness and big dog with a light load.... Mmmmmm...
                mans best friend just became mans best mule huh?...ha ha ha

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                • #9
                  I would perfer a kind of sled type thing that I could tie around my waist and pull behind me. That way my hands would always be free to do other things.

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                  • #10
                    ever think of setting up caches along a pre planned route, just to decrease some of the weight. like one day out hit one of your cache for food ammo first aid kit , etc.,

                    just a thought.

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                    • #11
                      wow not the image i wanted before bed thanks for the laugh though personally i like your idea
                      the pack that plays together stays together

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