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									                               To get started, you will need:

    Dog (1 or 2 is good to start with)

    Harness for dog/s

    Gangline

    Neck line (if using 2 dogs)

    Scooter (1 – 2 dogs)

    Helmet

Some other equipment you will need:

      Lights (for scooter and/or helmet)
      Wet weather gear
      Appropriate foot wear
      Cutters (capable of cutting through ganglines, tuglines or harnesses)
      Stake out line

When you are first starting out it is best to try before you buy. At WASSA training sessions and the WASSA Beginner’s Camp
there will be opportunities to view the different types of equipment mushers use, as well as take them for a test run. Make the
most of these opportunities, and ask lots of questions, as it may well save you money in the long run.

If you like something, make sure you ask the owner where they got it from. They should be able to point you in the right
direction. Some mushers may have second hand items for sale, so if you are after something let people know. There are also
a number of internet groups that you can join; often ‘for sale’ items are posted there. (e.g. WAMUSHERS, OZWORKINGDOG,

Below is a quick reference guide to some companies members use for their equipment.

           Company                 Location Harnesses Ganglines Scooters                    Rigs       Leads         Other
    Windchill Dog Gear             Victoria,           Australia

    Taiga Mushing Supplies            USA

    Stockist: Nathan McNee –       Western
    WA Mushing Supplies            Australia

    Alpine Outfitters                 USA

    Kickbike Australia           Queensland,           Australia

    Pawtrekker Dog Scooters         United             Kingdom
    Diggler                           USA

    Arctic Rigs                       USA

    Dogbooties                        USA

    Auroralites Safety Systems      Canada                                                                                (collars)

    Torchworld                                                                                           (lights)

    Ay-up Lighting Systems

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