Yesterday I posted about Todd Carmichael’s newly designed and built “Pig” which will assist him as he attempts his double traverse of Death Valley in October. Another man who knows a thing or two about long distance expeditions and engineering your own cart is Belgian adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke, who constructed this cart when he made his trek across the Simpson Desert last year.
Now, Lou-Phi is back with another new design, this time for a new pulka that you can actually sleep inside. You can check out his preliminary designs in this entry on his blog to see what he has in mind, but in a nutshell, the simple, but well thought out design, allows for the explorer to seek shelter inside his sled, while still having access to gear and food.
My first thought on seeing this was: “Why hadn’t someone thought about this before?” Which was immediately followed with: “What is Lou-Phi planning for his next adventure?” After all, this is the guy who conquered the Simpson Desert and then went to Everest Base Camp to deliver Belgian Chocolate. You know he’s got something up his sleeve! So, what’s the plan Lou-Phi? 😉
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