To transport cargo to 45-55 kg per participant in the Far North are needed sledge. The presence of light sledges, each participant can move at a speed of 12-15 km. In the middle of the route, when the load is reduced significantly and participants perfectly master the technique of the movement to ski with sleds, the rate can be increased to 25-30 km.
Proper packing sleds and rational distribution of load between the backpack and sled is an important condition for the rapid movement of tourists and the least fatigue during the day.
General layout of each participant, based on the location of the route — 16 -20 days, as follows:
Based on our experience we recommend goods are distributed as follows: 10.8 kg of cargo fits into a backpack for each participant. This includes personal belongings of tourists, which he uses on the route and bivouac. All the rest is placed on a sledge. For proper installation and sound to each sled firmly attached lightweight wooden box, 60 x 40 x 20 cm, the long side across the sled, which prevents it from tipping. In the box are placed under heavy objects, as a rule, products (cans, concentrate, sugar, butter, sausage, etc.). Top box is closed tight lid, which carries the tools (axes, saws, saws, hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, etc.). Rest cargo distributed over the entire sled in such a way that the center of gravity of the entire sled loaded lay as low as possible.
If the sled used on the route, where the vegetation is sometimes found attached to the sledge box will cling to the trunks of trees and shrubs. In this case, the topsides of sleds (metal construction of the corners) must be stretched to two thirds of the ski. The site is made for the load of the grid with less slack. Good to have a canvas bag, which is tightly bound to the entire length of the sledge. Such stacking lowers the center of gravity of the entire sled with cargo.
Fuel and different scented items should not pack on a sledge with food.
One sled equipped kitchen under, ie, it is firmly reinforced furnace in a special box stacked cookware daily fuel and food.
Provided sled to bivouac equipment (tent, central rack, candle holder, etc.).
All thermos to keep them from damage or loss, can be fixed by one of the participants, which carries them in his sledge, carefully wrapped in a vertical position box hay or shavings.
It is necessary to observe the following: for each member of the group are assigned certain items of equipment, which he is obliged to maintain and where necessary in order. Unsecured property quick unusable or be forgotten in one of the bivouacs.