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Hellou, all! 
as a hiker, I found that my backpack, as day passed, become heavier and heavier. And also another point - i like to spend not only one day on top, I want to overnight and wait sunset as well  Summary, I have to carry about 15 to 20 kg, and well, it is difficult.
Then come to me a spark!
Hey, what if I take a wheel and split weight?
I collect all info about such idea and made a triangle from bamboo sticks,(natural material) insert a wheel and start to test.
It was perfect regarding weight, maneuverability, dissembling, perfect strong for 15 kg weight and extreme cheap. But. 

On rocks he bounced. When you come in rhythmical walk, weight start to bounce. Bamboo was to lissome/willowy. 

Back to paper and  here follows the construction of my KP solowheel II carriage, for hiking purposes. 
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Step 1: KP solowheel II

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Idea was to not carry a normal backpack (cca 2kg empty) on such carriage ... KP solowheel carriage has to be backpack itself as well. It has to be made from wood and in a form which I like. Volume about 50 liters net, upgrade to 80 l.  
First i took a cheap construction board, and cut this to make a mold. I want to have a box made from linear glued beech veneer. Veneer shall be 1.5- 2 mm thick  in tapes 130 x 1000 mm in three layers, unidirectional rings to get proper strength. So I made a mold for bending veneer. To make sides of my boxes.

Step 2: KP solowheel II

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I insert in mold a iron tubes to accommodate fasteners better. PVC glue is applied on each side of veneer. I use pick tape to temporally set veneer in a three layers, watching to turn  veneer side opposite to each other because of bending. Then using a wood board as a base, start to pres veneer, bending it in form.
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bell an17 days ago

i hope i can find some place having so many trees there

makau3 months ago

What a great idea. Unfortunate that a wheeled device is not allowed in US Forests unless you are disabled:(

Johenix11 months ago
Do a Google on M.U.L.E. Someone has already pattented it and the U.S. military is looking at it as a way Special Forces (especially medics) can carry more. One man used such a device to carry his water supply for a hike across Death Valley, California.
ldmorgan Johenix11 months ago
Couldn't find M.U.L.E on Google--or rather, found 32,300,000 hits, and no way to narrow them down. Any additional info on that?
Johenix ldmorgan10 months ago
It took me a while but I found it again: .
Multipurpose Uniaxial Litter Enginery
1910 Madison Ave.
Suite 11
TN 3810?

Sorry to leave you hanging like that. I broke it by Google-ing "Death Valley Mule Backpack.
AMDHamm11 months ago
Nice indeed. Practical and useful. Any chance on an Instructable for that hiking staff?
KresimirPregernik (author)  AMDHamm11 months ago
Please, take a look in step 9.
KresimirPregernik (author)  AMDHamm11 months ago
Now i understand. Yes i made this hiking stuff myself from a bamboo stick. I shall post some pictures about it.
KresimirPregernik (author)  AMDHamm11 months ago
Please, explain your question?
That's about your intriguing looking hiking staff (visible on several photos). I think you are using it as a tent pole too. Did you make it yourself? AMDHamm is asking for a chance of another Instructable how to make one? I'm joining him in that: could you?
AMDHamm11 months ago
Indeed I mean the hiking staff (red pole). It is very interesting and I wondered if you made it yourself. If so, could you explain how in an instructable? Good hiking staves are difficult to find.
horspill5411 months ago
Very nice craftsmanship great job enjoy your hiking
jboseman11 months ago
This was very interesting to read, I have been on many trips long backpacking trips with people from 11-60 over various terrains(blue ridge mountains SC,NC,TN) and have seen people struggle with heavy packs and I think your really on to something that could allow those who can't carry the weight required for long trips. I only worry about the ability for it to withstand the trips, as in the terrain, and weather, the terrain being the most concerning, I pictured some steep and rough paths I have faced and thought how I would go though those situations with these and find it hard to pass though. I do however believe this could allow many to extend their travel range and comfort level while outdoors, also you showed amazing craftsmen ship with this build and it's a great product congrats
KresimirPregernik (author)  jboseman11 months ago
Over rough paths, steep rocks, you can still menage that ... put all as backpack when is folded on back... if is to heavy, split package into two parts an backpack it over such part of your trail in few passages... Klondike,,, gold fiber ... people carry over one ton own equipment in sequences of one mile 80 kg backpack.. and return for new backpack and so on... Jack London wrote.
sochromo11 months ago
I did the Camino de Santiago using a suitcase that turns into cart.
wobbler11 months ago
Excellent design! As I get older my packs get heavier despite them getting lighter! I like the potential of this idea but I like the idea of taking the load even further back over the wheel to lower the weight on the hips even more. I'm thinking of making something similar but using a normal plastic storage box as the container, both for ease of building and waterproofness.

Great food for thought though. Thanks.
Tracy_Marie11 months ago
This looks great in the end result, but much too complicated for little old me to make. (No woodshop either.Tiny appartment.) Oh well, little too ill to go hiking any more now days. Understood most of it though. Good job.
there are many commercial products available, of course buying something useful is not nearly the thrill of building something useful. But, that not withstanding perhaps the dixon roller bag would be your ticket:
Hey! Thanks!
Eh Lie Us!11 months ago
Good God, man. This is great!
DennisTheBald11 months ago
Awesome. The project, the instructable, the camping it gets used for... I salute you.
treii2811 months ago
My dad used to use something like this as a deer cart. His design actually used two large bicycle wheels on a metal ladder frame that tapered in the back and the two wheels were angled where they were mounted on the back so they came together at their base just a few inches apart and worked kind of like a single wheel. That thing was great for hauling large weights over any number of obstacles such as logs or rocks.
boston751311 months ago
love this idea! construction is like violin or guitar. I have been thikn' about this type of Travoy for some time now, happy for you that you have made one!
jhuston111 months ago
genius and dedication in large doses...grats.
rof11 months ago
I read this through with interest until I got to the point of seeing how much this weighed - 6 kgs. I'm in the UK so I'm familiar with kgs, but also flip to pounds on occasions - that's 13.2lbs. I reckon on getting under that for the pack for a 2 night hike with tent, food, stove, sleeping bag and mat. There might be cases where this would work for me but not at that weight - and then what about river crossings, unpathed terrain and the likes ?

I like the instructions and might use the procedure for something else.
KresimirPregernik (author)  rof11 months ago
It is correct. Weight count. So go on and web just write ... mono wheel carriage.., and look on thousand ideas/performances. There are also You tube movies about river crossing...rough terrain...Ideas shall pop up for your version. It is always possible to put all this on back (or in parts) and carry on over difficult terrain. . ..
roofermann11 months ago
Very nice work, might make one myself with aluminum tube frame. Good job with the english too. From you name I'd guess eastern europe?
KresimirPregernik (author)  roofermann11 months ago
Thank you. State of origin Hrvatska, HR. (Croatia) EU. Capitol city Zagreb.
yopauly11 months ago
Reminds me of a Native American Travois, Modernized with a wheel and belt. Very nicely done! Gave me some ideas for a equipment hauler.
fixmystuff11 months ago
I love your solowheel. Add it on my list of "must make one" for next summer.
mnmama11 months ago
Good woodworking skills, and beautiful form. It looks like you could build a guitar. I like very much that you used wood fasteners except the hinge, it should keep the weight down, and looks nice. A couple of questions, have you been through heavy rains? I ask because I wonder if the joints stay solid when soaked. And lastly, how much does it weigh?
KresimirPregernik (author)  mnmama11 months ago
Well. All is protected with parquet varnish. Strong and durable. Glue is PVC waterproof. I think you can use this as boat for several days.. joke! I Think it can without problems withstand heavy rain and moisture, For such situation I use a tarp over..Total weight now with all improvemenst. seat. new wheel 14"...,is about 6 kg ...please you can use wood fasteners as you prefer... Sincerely
onemoroni111 months ago
I admire your ingenuity and creativity to improve the ease of camping. Basically you are towing a little trailer increasing capacity, reducing human work, increasing safety, and extending your range. A child's version would be effective too.
Kinnishian11 months ago
Wonderful! Thank you for the effort in sharing
simonbuysellit11 months ago
I know its totally against the grain of Instructables but I am wondering how many hours this took to build; it looks liked quite a few. Great work though.
KresimirPregernik (author)  simonbuysellit11 months ago
I did not count hours ... it took me few month but if your have everything prepared and ready you can finish this in one week or two... depend of your skill and organisation. .
KresimirPregernik (author)  simonbuysellit11 months ago
I didn't count hours but if you have everything prepared, in one wekk or evt.two it can be done. Depend of your organisations and skills.
dhawktx11 months ago
One concern, especially on rocky terrain - is there a quick-release in case of an emergency (bear, etc)?
KresimirPregernik (author)  dhawktx11 months ago
On the step 8 I add 5 pictures how it is hanged. Up or dawn in few seconds....
l8nite11 months ago
really nice work
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