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The Voyagers of old used a tumpline to carry their provisions and gear around portages. Today we use the tumpline on our Duluth packs.

 

 

 

tump·line
Pronunciation:
't&m-"plIn
Function: noun
Etymology: tump, of Algonquian origin; akin to Eastern Abenaki mádűmbí pack strap
Date: 1796
: a sling formed by a strap slung over the forehead or chest and used for carrying or helping to support a pack on the back or in hauling loads

Source: Websters-online

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