Load stress; carrier strain: implications for military and receational backpacking.

Charteris, J. (2000) Load stress; carrier strain: implications for military and receational backpacking. Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 12 (1). pp. 25-47. ISSN 1010-2728

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Abstract

This paper reviews a growing literature on the stress of backpacking, particularly in military situations. Conceptual issues are raised and the implications for recreational backpackers are addressed. Under moderate to fairly heavy loading the energy cost, per kg total load carried, per hour, relates almost linearly to walking speed. Empirical data from studies in this unit are presented as benchmark indicators for use by recreational backpackers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:load stress; carrier strain; military backpacking; recreational backpacking; energy cost; walking speed
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Human Kinetics & Ergonomics
ID Code:669
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Deposited On:10 May 2007
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