I needed some way to get deep inaccessible unbaggable trash out to the trail head without breaking my back. This sledge should slide over the rough surface, gravel and rail road ties. Because it's made of recycled low grade materials I expect it to only last a couple of years but when it goes to the great recycle bin in the sky, another one can be made in a pinch.
Step 1: Assemble Materials
I wanted to use a heavy gauge rubbermaid bin, but i couldn't find one to recycle.
I did have to buy the nylon rope and the fasteners. By using longer bolts and wing nuts and soft washers, the lightweight plastic bin can be removed when it gets broken and replaced with another one.
Step 2: Drill Bolt Holes
By using extra long bolts I can remove the bin and replace it with something else. the bolts should be smooth side towards the ground and the wingnut end towards the inside.
I used a drill bit the same size or slightly smaller than the bolts, so that the bolts have to be screwed into place. If the hole is too large the bolts will wiggle in place and worry the hole larger and the bin will end up wiggling loosely.
Step 3: Secure Bolts
Step 4: Add Tow Rope
This 'crochet' type knot also makes available an unbroken 24 foot length of rope should i need it. All I need do is cut the knot off the end of the rope, pull the knot and turn it back into a single length. Then cut off a small section to reattach it as a tow rope. Of course any sort of rope can be used as a tow rope.