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Do it yourself shoulder dolly

tow strap shoulder harness dolly

We carried the rest of our straw up a hill that's equivalent to a few flights of stairs.

Anna improvised this clever shoulder dolly from one of our cloth tow straps.

The tow hooks transfer most of the weight to her back and shoulders and away from the wrists.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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That's brilliant. :-)
Comment by Jake Tue May 12 23:20:36 2015
You are the only person I've found that made a shoulder dolly themselves. I find myself thinking that there had to be a way to make this (or at least something similar), so I'm thrilled to have found you. I am very much a do-it-yourself-er and I am always thinking outside the box. I could probably figure this out by myself, but since I've found you, would you mind explaining how you made this homemade version of the shoulder dolly yourself? I'll be able to figure it out if pointed in the right direction. So - Great job! You're very inspiring!
Comment by Denise Schnaubelt Wed Jan 20 16:55:16 2016
Denise --- I'm glad the post was helpful! This is just a tow strap (like you'd use to pull a car) wrapped around my stomach and shoulders multiple times until the hooks are at the right height for hauling bales of straw.
Comment by anna Fri Jan 22 13:54:01 2016

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