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DIY Pulk Sled

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Uploaded on Mar 13, 2010

with only a couple weeks of winter left, I finally get out to test my DIY pulk sled.

using plans that I found on www.skipulk.com, we had to make a few modifications that I attempt to explain in the video.

- the plans suggested that you use a Paris Expedition sled but eventhough the sled is manufactured by a company in Montreal, they do not have any Canadain dealers??? They are available in the U.S. at a very reasonable price but the cost of shipping one to Canada would be almost twice the price of the sled. The sled I used was the Pelican Snow Trek 45 http://www.pelicansport.com/index.php...

- 1/2" fiberglass fence posts are used in the plans for the rigid pole system but this was another item I could not find locally so I used 3/8" fiberglass chimney sweeping rods.

- my hipbelt required that I de-construct it to remove the webbing and pockets that were on it. I then attached 4 belt loops to the hipbelt before sewing it all back together. Running through the belt loops is a length of 2" webbing which forms the actual belt. Attached to the 2" are two shorter lengths of 1" webbing that were sewn to create the 5 webbing loops used to connect the poles. After building my hipbelt, I found a tool belt at Canadain Tire that could be used instead and would have been much easier. The foam padding in the tool belt is not as thick as my belt but would certainly do the job. Using the tool belt would only require that you sew on the piece of 1' webbing used for the pole connection loops.

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