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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    I've even seen some folks using "old lady" shopping carts to carry their stuff.
    Mayilynne,

    I'm not sure what you're referring to.... What's an "old lady"?

    I've looked at folding shopping carts and haven't found one that I think will do the job. There may be one that does fit the bill, though, and I continue to look.

    Wayne


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    Quote Originally Posted by BF Hammer View Post
    I can see how the large wheels of the stroller would be an advantage for this project, but the rest just seems like you are adapting and overcoming a bit too much.

    I've not done the browsing, but I think I would look at portable power tool storage solutions at your local store that would cater to carpenters. They often have 2-wheel rolling hard-carts for transporting gear over some terrain to a work-site. And I have looked at rolling Pelican boxes with the wheels on one end and a collapsible handle on the other end so you just lift up and pull it behind you. Sort of like those giant beer coolers.
    It is exactly the large wheels that make the jogging stroller seem the best option to me, but you are correct in that there is much to adapt to optimize one for carrying photo gear.

    I've already looked into rolling work-site tool carriers and the wheels are the weak link, the same as the Pelican cases. I've looked at putting an adapter on a Pelican case so that I can put an axle with large wheels on it, in addition to a folding leg to enable it to be supported so that it soesn't have to be placed upon the ground when not handling it. The biggest advantage with the Pelican case is that it would provide waterproof storage for when I'm caught out in the rain.

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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Mayilynne,

    I'm not sure what you're referring to.... What's an "old lady"?

    I've looked at folding shopping carts and haven't found one that I think will do the job. There may be one that does fit the bill, though, and I continue to look.

    Wayne

    I use to see old ladies with these all the time at the grocery store when I lived in Brooklyn. I've seen a few folks at Wako carry their gear in them.
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Costway-F...-New/601302608
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    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    First I've ever heard of using a stroller for that reason - but certainly understandable. Have you considered a portable dolly or small hand truck that can have your camera bag attached? There's a local portrait studio near me that stuffs their items into some type of large plastic container then fastens that to a folding dolly. However, I don't recall there being padding inside the container which is something I'd definitely want.

    After you've come up with your version of whatever you are going to do, I hope you will post a pic and let us know how it's working for you.
    Good padding and packaging are a must for this, along with good wheels and some bit of ruggedness. I've got a case that is just a carry-on size luggage with a Pelican Case insert that is good for improved surfaces (pavement) but isn't good for movement over soil and grass trails.

    If I end up with something that works, I will post photos here.

    Wayne
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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post

    I use to see old ladies with these all the time at the grocery store when I lived in Brooklyn. I've seen a few folks at Wako carry their gear in them.
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Costway-F...-New/601302608
    I haven't seen this one, Marilynne. I can see it working on improved paths, but how do you think it would work at a place like the Circle-B-Bar Reserve? I like it because it folds!

    Wayne
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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    I haven't seen this one, Marilynne. I can see it working on improved paths, but how do you think it would work at a place like the Circle-B-Bar Reserve? I like it because it folds!

    Wayne
    If it has the right wheels it may work at CBBR. Like I mentioned, I've seen it at Wako so it on the boardwalk. Haven't seen any at Loxahatchee.
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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    If it has the right wheels it may work at CBBR. Like I mentioned, I've seen it at Wako so it on the boardwalk. Haven't seen any at Loxahatchee.
    Speaking of Loxahatchee, Marilynne, how is it for photo opportunities? For instance, how does it compare to Wako? I know, from what you've indicated here earlier, that is isn't as crowded as Wako.

    Wayne
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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Speaking of Loxahatchee, Marilynne, how is it for photo opportunities? For instance, how does it compare to Wako? I know, from what you've indicated here earlier, that is isn't as crowded as Wako.

    Wayne
    Haven't been to Green Cay or Wako in a very long time, to many people. Thursday morning I walked for almost two miles on the Marsh Trail at Lox and didn't see one other person. Yesterday my friend and I walked the Marsh Trail for two miles and saw two people. All my photos have been from Lox. Guess you'd have to check the Green Cay/Wako Facebook page to see what's there right now. I understand Wako has a lot of nesting going on.

    Scored yesterday on seeing the Barred Owl. Been hearing it for weeks but never found it. Ran into another friend while looking for the owl.
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    I just thought of something like these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/GORILLA-...2140/309542653 and other options.

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    Re: Gear Cart?

    Just searching for "outdoor cart" on the big A site, I see mostly these folding pull-behind wagons...
    https://www.amazon.com/HEMBOR-Collap...268425&sr=8-19

    Then I see a couple of these stand-up beach-hauler carts. Holds an umbrella, several folding chairs, and has a baggage area in a form sort of like the granny shopping carts. But the wheels are large for terrain.

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    https://www.amazon.com/BeachMall-Won...268207&sr=8-21
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