By Jörgen JohanssonIf snow conditions are favorable it is way easier to transport your gear behind you in a pulk, than on your back. However, when snow conditions are less favorable, a pulk can be a 'drag' from hell. So why not try to find a solution that works well sliding behind you, but also can be easily carried on your back?
The story of my creation of and first winter trip with my rulk, along the Inland Rail of northern Sweden is told here.
|My first version of The Rulk, a piece of aluminium bent in the shape of a trough and attached to the pack.|
The revised version was a cut-off Paris pulk made from plastic that has since been used in Sarek and on Finnmarksvidda. The thoughts behind and construction can be scrutinized here.
|The Rulk spends most off its time sliding behind me, but sometimes it is better to just grab it and put it on your back.|
|The Rulk used as a snow anchor up on Finnmarksvidda.|