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    Need help with a bag.

    Hi folks, need some help and advice on a slightly non bushcaft topic although some might find it useful.

    I have a bunch of youngsters undertaking a DofE assessment expedition shortly but one of the group has informed me today that his shoulders have been badly burnt to the point of blistering. The problem I now face is that this youngster will be unable to carry a conventional rucksack due to the load issues on his shoulders, so now I need to find an alternative carrying method. The obvious one is some sort of waist pack but I am struggling to find anything suitable to carry waterproofs, couple of litres of water, 2 days food, stove, first aid kit and emergency gear. I can possibly get away with him not carrying sleeping bag and his portion of the tent through dispensation.

    You folks are the best at coming up with some wonderful solutions on things so here is hoping you can help.

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    Is that burnt?self inflicted injury,ie sun burn?(which will get better?) or an accident.Could you not make him a poncho,or i have seen a jacket designed to carry your holiday luggage,when ryan air were introducing the one case rule. with pockets to spread the load .or the items rolled in a blanket,n worn over the shoulder diagonaly

    PS.Something on the lines of scottevest travel clothing/vest.
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ID:	12379What about something with wheels on that he can tie round his waist and pull ,or the Travois without wheels like the Indigenous americans . Or does he have to carry it ! Ken. In case you wondered the dog pulls the travois in the pic
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    Sorry to hear that mate.
    I've often observed some of Glasgow's indigenous people, (you know that ones who wear pyjamas to the shops) using a wonderful device to transport goods around...

    It can hold a lot of weight;
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    It's easy to get about in;
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    It's has a multitude of uses;
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    And it's bio-degradable;
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    Easy solution mate, the shopping trolley!
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    Go with the bum bag option and dispensation for injury on the sleeping bag and tent parts. As you know. Jus blistered burns are highly susceptible to infection.....

    You actually may have sufficient cause to bin the youngster off the exped dependent on the percentage of burns.
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    I'd go with the 'blanket' roll option, carry everything inside the roll.

    In this weather the blanket can replace the sleeping bag.
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    Its a D of E expedition folks..not having things on the kit list can result in a fail - unless a dispensation is given.

    Also the kid has burnt 'shoulders' so a cross body bandolier carry will still affect at least one shoulder
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    http://www.militarymart.co.uk/index....roduct_id=2147

    Something like this worn on a decent belt ?
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    Would a small bicycle with panniers front and back pushed along be allowed ?

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