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Nansen sledge

A Note on Lashing For any vehicle moving across the rough terrain of the north, lashing is the preferred method of connecting structural members. By far the two most popular types of sledges, the Nansen Type Sledge (top) and the Inuit komatik (or qamutik) are both secured with rope. Lashing allows the structure to flex as it travels. Bolts, screws or nails are impractical for sledge construction even today.

Tenuous Journey  
Tenuous Journey  

Master of Architecture thesis document from Dustin Sharrow (University of Manitoba, 2011)