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Reposted from the Dagger blog, written by Scott Ligare
First of all a word of caution needs to be expressed. This system is for carrying your boat on flat land only! Serious danger could result in a fall down a steep slope with the boat attached to you back.
This system is ideal to rig up if you come to an unexpected locked gate a mile or two from the river or anytime you need to carry your boat down or up a long road. I came up with this system in Nepal after having problems with porters two days from our put-in.
With some modifications this system is the best system to carry your Nomad or Mamba for a long distance. Padding can be added to both shoulder and waist straps by getting pool “noodles” (the long, hollow, foam tubes made for floating in a swimming pool) and threading the straps through them. Another good idea is to have a separate waist strap, which allows you to take the system on and off easier. By using the seat and grab loops as attach points you can use back pack straps or whatever, get creative.