Kevin Callan – The Happy Camper kevincallan.com

Here’s something Canadian-made.  Winter camper, Jon Wakani, of Whisky Jack Outdoor Co., asked me to test out his handmade, custom-built freight toboggan and I have to say it’s got all the bells and whistles.  I love it.

The toboggan is quarter-inch, UV-protected high-density polyethylene, allowing the toboggan to adjust and glide over uneven terrain.  Crossbars are locally sourced white oak—hard, tough, naturally resistant to water and rot and attached by stainless steel screws.  Of course, that’s all normal for modern freight toboggans. Jon has added exceptional side lashing and straps to help tie in your gear.  This part is awesome, especially when your fingers are frozen and you’re having a hard time feeling each digit while yanking on rope and bungee cord.  The pull harness uses rope and wider nylon webbing, and the length of pull line is adjustable to suit personal preference, weather and terrain conditions.  There’s also a front haul loop and a tail line for easy downhill control.  Total length (including curl) is nine feet; weight, 20 pounds.