Discussion in 'Packs & Accessories' started by John J, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. John J

    John J Trail Blazer

    I'm looking at an alternative to carrying a traditional pack, just for as short period.
    Due to some imminent shouider surgery I need to avoid carrying weight for a few months.
    Can anyone suggest a suitable trailer?
  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    A longish while back one of the bloggers (PTC?) 'tested' one....

  3. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Just be careful how you load it.

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  4. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    What kind of ground are you going to be on?
  5. John J

    John J Trail Blazer

    Mostly footpaths and LRTs, although there's going to be around a km of quite rough stuff. Hopefully no deer fences!
  6. Nigelp

    Nigelp Section Hiker

    Pheobe Smith used a trailer for a trip she did to raise money for a charity fundraiser. She went around the Isle of Wight for a practice in winter.
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Dixon Roller Pack.
  8. John J

    John J Trail Blazer

    Thanks, that looks good - but shipping from the USA is going to be prohibitively expensive.
  9. John J

    John J Trail Blazer

    Well my surgery is done, now it's back to hunting for a trailer again. I'm doing the TGO Challenge on 18th June, so I need to get my fitness back AND find a trailer. So far I've come up wth this option from Austrailia. It seems a bit fiddly but it might just do the job:
  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    And a couple of bamboo gardening canes might work to support the trailer whilst you can still use your trekking poles yourself ??
  11. John J

    John J Trail Blazer

    Great minds think alike! Bamboo is strong and lightweight, with a bit of fettling.....
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  12. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    "fettling" there's a good word from my part of the world ....... :D

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