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    Mini Goon
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    The Missus and I are off to Tasmania soon and doing a wilderness trek. She has a recurring shoulder injury, rotator cuff. Doc recommends she use an extra pad under her rucksack shoulder strap to spread the weight evenly and reduce pressure. A folded hand towel is OK, any more ideas? Any specialist padding or has anyone else had this problem? Matt

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    buy an Aarn bodypack and take the weight off her shoulders all together. www.aarnpacks.com available in this country at Outdoor Warehouse Windermere.

    Get one for yourself too, why does anyone need weight on their shoulders unless they want it

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    Someone asked the same question ages ago. Car seat-belt padswere recommended. Some are more padded than others.

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    You could try panty liners (don't laugh) and stick them on the affected area. I used to swear by them when using 58 webbing many years ago did the trick for me!

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    look at the pads that canoeists use to protect shoulders when moving canoes around

    like here: look for "Kayakit Shoulder Pad"

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    Bit of an old Karrimat? A couple of bits of old fleece - could be Velcro'd into place? And washable. Once I threaded my sack straps through the arms of a fleece jacket, so got extra padding on my back too. But that was a really terrible sack - my first, soon replaced.

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