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nemo
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi, new poster but have been reading the forums for a while.

Was interested in getting a tumpline for the upcoming season. I am in Toronto but not much luck. Was wondering if anyone had any information on where I could pick one up and what cost.

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pine_sap
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 8:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hello nemo,

You won't find a tump strap at store or an on-line calog.

Your best bet would be to contact one of the traditional canoe tripping camps on the lake. I know Keewaydin must have them custom made and would probably be willing to sell one to you.

I also know that Camp Wabun has them custom made and they sell them for a bout $60 U.S. You can get contact info for them at
www.wabun.com
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stephantheman
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 8:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Keewaydin has them but you'd have to wait until June to get one. Smoothwater Outfitters has them also and I believe John at Temagami Canoe may have some in stock as well.
http://www.smoothwater.com/
Temagami Canoe Co. (705-569-3777)
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ed
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Post Number: 270
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Try calling ...Establo Leather Co. Ltd. 93 Regal Street, Guelph, Ontario 519-824-2162. Ask for Rick.
They custom make them for the canoe camps and other suppliers.
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nemo
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 9:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the leads everyone. I had sourced some here in the U.S. but felt I could find locally. The site below is neat site either way.

http://www.poleandpaddle.com/tump.html

I will do some calling and let you know how I make out. Thanks again.
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tumpliner
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Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I have had tumplines made at a place that makes horse harness.

You'll need to explain very carefully what they are for.
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hilltop
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Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, March 6, 2006 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I make the tumplines for Keewaydin and several other camps in the US and Canada. Email me at hilltop2@qis.net if you have a small order
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nemo
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi Hilltop. You have an email on the way.

Thanks
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canoebear
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Post Number: 329
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

"Portage Light/or Burden a Leash"

Don't wanna come off like sum wild boisterous trumpeter swan stirren-up sum clamorous + turbulent wing wave up-roar , but I'm no
Donald Trump, achief fireman, try-en to thwart/or set ablaze-to an old Indian top-level-line fix.
Never had brought to Bear, 'tis here workable weave wrap harness adornment, to Bear tha carry,
outlined overhead pack-band.
May indeed have need fer overall overseer to
overlook tha wear/or tear of outcome of outwear overhaul strap-on.
If I 'twas a "Voyager at Dawn", I wood slingbight a Mohawk Indian hemp style beeded-up tumpline, to carry/or drag loads of drudgery of risk danger overland on portage paths.
'Tis clever primitive method Indian Headpiece be much useful, practical, pliable to conforability, as well as, be-en expertly fitted
to ease load carry, almost like bringen to Bear, canoes & snowshoes in keepen with natural harmonize down-to-earth passage undertakens.
Don't wanna down-cast down-pours/or down-grade
down-falls of 'tis "beast of burden", but
beloved helpful pull-string Bears down upon
tight-bands disadvantages encumberments of toten
over-drawn over-board over-loads.
Time tested-way to Bear tha carry of obligen tha faithful, but new wave carry-overs fawnen saltiness, bitterness, fishy taste, & slingen arrows at northwoods good fer trade suitable simplified routine NE tradition, [how so], Heya?



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nemo
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Just received my tump from Hilltop. Beautiful piece of work.

I recommend his work if you require one.

Now all I need to do is put it to work.

Thanks again Hilltop
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macnab
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Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2009 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Have a new tumpline that I bought this summer. I came with a cn of dubbin. Any tips on the best way to season a new tumpline? Thanks.
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dan_carpenter
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Post Number: 57
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 8:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Mcnab, I'd suggest working the dubbin into the entire tump, paying particular attention to the joints where it is stitched together. The leather will probably be somewhat stiff and difficult to make tight knots when you first use it, but it will become more supple with time and use. Unless you like particularly oily hair, you might want to go light with the dubbin on the headband.
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brian
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Post Number: 1112
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 9:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I find Dubbin keeps my hair from splitting, so I like an oily tump headband.
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paul_hammersten
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Post Number: 302
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 9:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post



I hand carve and tool Northwoods designs and images on tump headbands before they have been seasoned...a bit pricey...something for New York City trippers.

In my day I found sweat and saddle soap kept my tump headbands and their designs just right.

Best

Paul
www.paulhammersten.com
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water_tramp
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I heard of a girl who almost died using a tump. She was crossing an elevated slippery log and slipped, the tump slid down around her neck as she fell onto her back on the log, and was strangling with the load hanging below her. Luckilly another hiker was behind her and rescued her .. so of course I recommend shoulder straps along with the tump. I put a tump on my wannigan but found it prevented me from turning my head comfortably, and ended up using the shoulder straps only. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=137712&id=55 8235879&l=1fc9470961
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macnab
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Dan, Any chance to get wannigan construction details like the Kewaydin one?

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