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  • Best lightweight "Block n Tackle" and "Com-a-long"?

    Just wonder what folks have used in the field and found very successful. Lightweight and strong for a fly-in float. Went on my first boat base hunt and had a come-a-long and was very happy that we had it but the weight issue on a fly in not sure. If you have some solid input please share the make, model and source.

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  • #2
    rope-a-long

    http://www.outfitterspackstation.com/ropealong.html

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    • #3
      Look at "AK Cool Tools"...they make a really lightweight unit.
      "I do not deal in hypotheticals. The world, as it is, is vexing enough..." Col. Stonehill, True Grit

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      • #4
        I looked at the possibilities on this a number of years ago and never was satisfied anything was light enough to be worth sacrificing pounds to take with me. What I did:

        I bought the following: Petzl Micro Traxion Pulley, 2 screwgate carabiners, Petzl Fixe Pulley, 4 Petzl Ultralegere Pulleys, a couple other oval carabiners, rope with 1,000 pound strength. My kit wasn't cheap, and it's not feather light either. I keep it all in a small zippered gear bag about the size of shaving pouch or dopp kit (except the rope). I like this arrangement because I can do rigging and customizing as needed. It's not as easy as a come-along, but better than no tools at all. The Micro Traxion Pulley is a locking pulley, which is a huge aid when hoisting or dragging against gravity. The ultralegere pulleys are simply plastic units which slide onto a carabiner and can turn it into a handy pulley. A combination of these can be rigged to produce a block and tackle. In fact, 2 wide carabiners and 4 Ultralegere pulleys can create a cheap B&T with 1:4 advantage, meaning you'll move 400 pounds of weight with 100 pounds of effort.

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        • #5
          anyone tried these http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...h-All+Products

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          • #6
            found some reviews 4 pounds http://www.amazon.com/Rope-Pulley-Bl...productDetails

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            • #7
              Hoping to bring this post back to life! I'm in this same dilemma, I like the ease of a come along but not the weight. Looking for worst case scenario prep (moose dead in river, raft wrapped, etc) Besides the z drag systems, I not super impressed with what I've found. Just saw this option, any thoughts? https://nifty-lift.com/product/the-nifty-lift-2/
              Would love to hear any other solutions in the 4+ years you all have perfecting your systems.

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              • #8
                http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...-Emergency-Kit.
                Check out this set up, if you add a masdaam rope puller to pull on tag line you can pull 4300#. the 5/8" line works well for both.
                Bob

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                • #9
                  I got the rope-a-long and carry the block and tackle as well.
                  Semper Fi and God Bless

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by trapperbob View Post
                    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...-Emergency-Kit.
                    Check out this set up, if you add a masdaam rope puller to pull on tag line you can pull 4300#. the 5/8" line works well for both.
                    Bob
                    I really like this set up, thanks! Watched the video on the other link but not sure I have a good understanding of how to set it up with the gear, any chance you have more pics?

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