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Camel pack saddle

Camel pack saddle and water canteen with Coppertop Hill in background

The large saddle in the front is a typical "Ghan" style pack saddle built from an original pattern.

Pack saddles are used to carry the heavyweights of a camel trek, particularly water and food. They are designed to flex, absorb moisture and spread weight evenly along the length of the camel's flanks. The use of pack saddles is truly an art but once mastered they are a magnificent piece of equipment for carrying loads of up to 200kg.

This particular saddle was built in 1992.

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Pack saddles
Camel pack saddle and water canteen
Photo - Philip Gee (2000)

 

 

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