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Anyone seen an item called a Tundra Sled and know where to find it? Used for portages. I can't find it on the internet.
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Would that be an actual cargo sled like a pulk or your basic canoe cart ?
There's lots of commercial canoe cart brands and they're not too difficult to build from PVC pipe

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It had no wheels or other parts, just the heavy-duty plastic bed and I suppose some rope. Wheels would be nice, but weight is often a factor for me. I'm pretty sure it said "Tundra Sled" on it, and I know the guy I ran into rented it from the float plane base.
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What is it that you want to use this for, knowing that would help me to make suggestions.
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Is it just a sled with deep sides? Cabelas or bass pro should have what I THINK you are looking for in their ice fishing section.
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I do wilderness trips where a float plane lands on a small lake or pond if the river is too small (I like floating small rivers). Often there is a bit of a trek from the lake to the river. We like comfortable camps, so we bring the gear that will make that happen (not to mention beer and good food). Some bags are a bit unwieldy to carry. Apparently there is lightweight sled that is fairly easy to slide over the terrain. A friend told me a cement sled might work. Another alternative is portage backpacks, but certain pieces of gear (rafts, rowing frames, screen tent) are a bit heavy. Thanks, guys, for your help.
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There are what is claimed to be heavy duty pulk sleds but I can't imagine that they're good on rocky terrain
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A very common sled here is made and sold under the name Otter. Take a look at Otter sleds web site and look at their mini sleds. We have 3 of these, 2 are for use with the snowmachine and the third is a mini that is good for small loads. I drill the gunwales and install threaded steel eye bolts on all our sleds. This way a load can be secured with a tarp and either bungee cords or ratcheting straps.
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Anyone seen an item called a Tundra Sled and know where to find it? Used for portages. I can't find it on the internet.
I think what you are looking for is called an Akio Sled. They come in various sizes. Some are one man pulls others are team pulls.
I have used one of those 'kid tabagon’s" you can get at Wally world for a couple of bucks.
Riveting a couple of wooden or aluminum runners on the bottom will make them last longer if your trek is for an extended period. Two old rake handles for the hitch will keep it from banging into you when you go down hill.
I’ve used mine for a number of years for my overnight ‘Bambi’ hunting. It carried my gear in and bambi out with relative ease. It really makes draging gear around a whole lot easier.
As I grow older I find I use it more often on my day hunts.
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Google "deer sled" and then look at the images until you see what style you like. Cabela's sells them for sure.
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