Load carriage for fun: a survey of New Zealand trampers, their activities and injuries.

@article{Lobb2004LoadCF,
  title={Load carriage for fun: a survey of New Zealand trampers, their activities and injuries.},
  author={Brenda Lobb},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={541-7}
}
Much of the published research investigating the physiological, biomechanical and psychological impact of load carriage by backpack has studied young, fit males carrying loads for an hour or less. The resultant body of knowledge may not be appropriate to the increasing numbers of middle-aged and older men and women who are taking up or returning to tramping as a recreational activity. In this study, members of 11 tramping clubs throughout New Zealand were surveyed to discover their personal… CONTINUE READING