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Urban Nomads - the smaller live in 'RV'

Post by TacAir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:33 am

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Interesting site with a series of carts - that you could live in or, rather, out of.



Also ran across the Sherpa cart, out of Tucson.
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Might be another way to transport your goods if on foot, and have a bad back/knees/feet.

Thought I'd post these here for folks interested in carts.

I'm still trying to find some photos of the fellow from Japan who has traveled the world, pulling a cart as his camp. He walked from Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay a couple of summers ago.
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Post by bzimmerly » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:44 am

I find this interesting and bizarre at the same time. :?:
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:56 am

I like the idea of a bug-out cart. I could see someone getting kidnapped in that hot-dog cart though...
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Post by squinty » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:59 am

Doc Torr wrote:I like the idea of a bug-out cart. I could see someone getting kidnapped in that hot-dog cart though...
It does look like a trap.
Crawl in looking fir the hot dogs, then the door slams shut behind you.
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Post by Ad'lan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:08 am

The smallest I'd really want to go is:
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Post by Jamie » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:11 am

This made me think of this pack...

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Post by Ad'lan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:19 am

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Re: Urban Nomads - the smaller live in 'RV'

Post by NT2C » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:17 am

I find both to be intriguing, but I question the practicality. The so called "hot dog cart" seems to offer very limited shelter for sleeping, and the Sherpa cart, with those tall, close set wheels, looks like it would tip pretty easy and be top heavy with any kind of load.

They're making me think though, about how to improve the basic concept. :)
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Post by jamoni » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:22 am

I really like that rollerpack.
I also kind of like the hot dog cart. Looks like it's supposed to have fabric screens that cover the open half. I'd really like a bike camping rig that sets up way faster than a tent. That way I could get in a lot more riding time each day, and sudden storms wouldn't be a big deal.
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Post by TacAir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:38 am

My apologies, I've now made the images clickable to the source sites.

The hot dog cart thing is German - having built a urban cardboard shelter for the WBO - it caught my eye.

The Sherpa cart wheels can be set narrow or Wide, the source site shows different uses as well.


If any of you run across the Japanese 'walking around the world' guy - please ping me - his cart is an all in one, and seems to work, hence the interest.

I tried to modify a (cheap garage sale) folding golf bag cart to carry a ALICE ruck, but it just couldn't handle any kind of rough terrain. Wheels were small and plastic.
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Post by flsgear » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Wow thanks! One of my "to do side projects" is a SHTF shopping cart :) ... and this fits right in there with it.
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Post by airballrad » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:11 pm

pirro wrote:The japanese guy is Masahito Yoshida.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-n ... 6186705886
I love the prominent Leatherman sticker on his cart. :lol:

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Post by raptor » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:42 pm

Damn and I thought living on a sail boat was cramped.

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Post by TacAir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:57 pm

flsgear wrote:Wow thanks! One of my "to do side projects" is a SHTF shopping cart :) ... and this fits right in there with it.
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Post by TacAir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:06 pm

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50 Kg in cart, 50 Km a day while in Canada.

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Post by NT2C » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:15 pm

TacAir wrote:The Sherpa cart wheels can be set narrow or Wide, the source site shows different uses as well.
Ah yes, with the wheels set outboard as they show on the site it would have a lot more stability. I forgot to see if there's an option for a handbrake on it though. That would make it safer on long grades.
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Post by JPBeck » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:20 pm

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Doc Torr wrote:I like the idea of a bug-out cart. I could see someone getting kidnapped in that hot-dog cart though...
It does look like a trap.
Crawl in looking fir the hot dogs, then the door slams shut behind you.
Looks like a coon trap if you ask me-- ;)

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Post by NT2C » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:33 pm

JPBeck wrote:
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Doc Torr wrote:I like the idea of a bug-out cart. I could see someone getting kidnapped in that hot-dog cart though...
It does look like a trap.
Crawl in looking fir the hot dogs, then the door slams shut behind you.
Looks like a coon trap if you ask me-- ;)
Live trap for zombies? :lol:
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Post by TacAir » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:42 pm

Another take on two wheel carts

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This one is 16 #, is rated for 150# of cargo

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Burley has the new pull behind - Travoy (about 270+ usd) rated for 60# of cargo, but it does fold

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Every much like the Sherpa (165usd w/bag) rated at 200 pounds


My knees can handle biking and walking, but the days of humping a massive ruck are over. Elsewhere on the board - I posted pics of my bike setupfor outings, the panniers will hold more than an ALICE Large. For those areas where bikes are out, a cart would fill the bill.

What carts do you know about/have used/seen in use for ruckhumping? I'd like to know....
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Post by pirro » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:52 pm

The only one that i could consider is this one.

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from:dixonrollerpack.com

And you can atach this

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Post by TheLastRifleMan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:08 pm

Interesting. I have thought about building something like this for a long time. It would be used mostly for hauling blinds and other gear into the woods for turkey and deer hunting plus hauling out a deer if someone in my hunting party got one. I had a stash of old but usable wheels from a couple of manual wheel chairs at my old job, but I had to leave them behind when I got fired. My new job is not a good source for these. As far as a bug out hauler, why not? I imagine you could carry more then you think in something like that.

On a historical note, a group of Mormon settlers, not having enough money or time to procure wagons, horses or oxen, bought a large number of large hand carts. They used these to carry all of there belonging all the way from Missouri to Utah. Pretty amazing to me. The carts were just about as big as a man could handle when fully loaded, with 5 ft. wheels.

Here is a link on Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, the Viet Cong used a slightly modified bicycle to carry gear through the jungle trails in a similar fashion. They just tied a bamboo stick across the handle bars for steering and removed the seat and replaced it with another bamboo shaft. You pushed the bike with the upright stick and steered it with the one tied to the handle bars. They said up to 100 kilos of goods, that were attached to the bike, could be transported in the manner.
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TheLastRifleMan wrote:Interesting. I have thought about building something like this for a long time. It would be used mostly for hauling blinds and other gear into the woods for turkey and deer hunting plus hauling out a deer if someone in my hunting party got one. I had a stash of old but usable wheels from a couple of manual wheel chairs at my old job, but I had to leave them behind when I got fired. My new job is not a good source for these. As far as a bug out hauler, why not? I imagine you could carry more then you think in something like that.

On a historical note, a group of Mormon settlers, not having enough money or time to procure wagons, horses or oxen, bought a large number of large hand carts. They used these to carry all of there belonging all the way from Missouri to Utah. Pretty amazing to me. The carts were just about as big as a man could handle when fully loaded, with 5 ft. wheels.

Here is a link on Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, the Viet Cong used a slightly modified bicycle to carry gear through the jungle trails in a similar fashion. They just tied a bamboo stick across the handle bars for steering and removed the seat and replaced it with another bamboo shaft. You pushed the bike with the upright stick and steered it with the one tied to the handle bars. They said up to 100 kilos of goods, that were attached to the bike, could be transported in the manner.
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Cargo bikes in Asia are - massive
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Post by TheLastRifleMan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:50 pm

TacAir wrote:
TheLastRifleMan wrote:Interesting. I have thought about building something like this for a long time. It would be used mostly for hauling blinds and other gear into the woods for turkey and deer hunting plus hauling out a deer if someone in my hunting party got one. I had a stash of old but usable wheels from a couple of manual wheel chairs at my old job, but I had to leave them behind when I got fired. My new job is not a good source for these. As far as a bug out hauler, why not? I imagine you could carry more then you think in something like that.

On a historical note, a group of Mormon settlers, not having enough money or time to procure wagons, horses or oxen, bought a large number of large hand carts. They used these to carry all of there belonging all the way from Missouri to Utah. Pretty amazing to me. The carts were just about as big as a man could handle when fully loaded, with 5 ft. wheels.

Here is a link on Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_handcart_pioneers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, the Viet Cong used a slightly modified bicycle to carry gear through the jungle trails in a similar fashion. They just tied a bamboo stick across the handle bars for steering and removed the seat and replaced it with another bamboo shaft. You pushed the bike with the upright stick and steered it with the one tied to the handle bars. They said up to 100 kilos of goods, that were attached to the bike, could be transported in the manner.
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Like this?


Cargo bikes in Asia are - massive
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