Carrying a Backpack

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  1. Clisty1989

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    Probably a bone question but I'm in the process of starting the swap to wfp and looking at getting a backpack setup and was wondering if anyone actually uses them as a backpack, or is it easier to turn it into a diy trolley? the weight of it full i thinks nearing 27kg so it could be a nightmare, I'm used to silly weight in my back but don't think the knees would like it again so just wondered what's the easiest way to either carry it or convert it to a trolley
     
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  2. Posh

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    Good luck if you carry it on yer back.
    There heavy
    Trolley is yer best bet
     
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    Will I need to get anything else to convert it apart from the trolley?
     
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    Don't even think about putting it on your back mate.


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    No
    You just put it on with a bungee & that's it. Wheel it to where you wanna go connect yer hose turn on & bobs yer uncle
     
  6. Clisty1989

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    Didn't really want to, carrying a bergen for 8 years was bad enough just wanted to see if anyone either had done it or if it was easy to convert to a trolley, and if so how to do it
     
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    I've posted a pic of my setup a few times now but it's relevant here so I'll post it again. The trolley is from Amazon, the hose reel is from The Range and everything else (hose and fittings) is from the Gardiner website. The parts you'll need for connecting the backpack hose to the hose reel are in the screen shot below. Ignore the item at the top of the list as that was for something else. You'll also need a standard hozelock end stop which you've probably got at home already.

    The backpack is held in place with two bungees but a small ratchet strap would be better.




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  8. Clisty1989

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    Thanks, how long did it take you to make?
     
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    Half hour, if that. It was dead simple. If I can do it anyone can.


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    Thinking about it, I wouldn't bother with the last item on the list either, unless you buy the tool that squeezes them shut. I can't remember what it's called. I used mini jubilee clips instead of o rings. The hose reel is held in place with two large jubilee clips on the top and a couple of zip ties at the bottom.


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