whoo buddy Shug out here in a near
whiteout on a 10 degree day in Minnesota out here romping around in my gym boy
style snowshoes so I'm home for about a day off the road heading out to Arizona
in the morning so it kind of got a hankerin just to come out here on the
lake kind of lay down a track so me a Meg can come down a cross country ski
later thought I'd come out early early and sort of break the snow down a little
bit so we have something to kind of get down into do a couple of laps and then
go in and have a early Valentine dinner sounds romantic pretty obvious looking at the size of
them there that the agility MSR right there this is much smaller even with the
tail on and I got these new Canadian bindings here on this one which worked
really great they have one cramp on right in the front they hook up very
similar in the back as the MSR do and this this part is very easy to get on
and off right there but what makes me nervous is just these thin little rubber
pieces that hold it to the actual snowshoe part so far so good I mean they
haven't torn or anything and I've worn them a good bit but we'll continue to
check that out and then him here is the MSR standard they have a nice pretty
much the same way to get your back heel and of course the best part of this
snowshoe is all the aggressive traction and crampons all around the edge that
mainly all comes in really handy when you're pulling a pull and you need that
grip getting up hills on the trails and all that and I'm not sure the Aegean
with just that crampon is gonna be enough yet on a pork with some severe
Hills but I'll try it out sometime so these have a real nice and easy way to
tighten them up which is really cool you just crank this and it ratchets to
tighten it up and I can feel it kind of snug on my toe right there and I can pop
that little white tip and loosen it up just a hair let's take a look from this
angle now so to tighten just you can see it ratcheting and tightening up right
there so it's a nice ratchet system to get
that on and then of course just tighten up your back strap as well which has a
really nice very similar to the MSR where you pop it through like that and
then just clamp it off in the back on your little clip and then when you want
to undo these to loosen let's lift that ratchet part just kind of take that
white tab and just kind of loosen the whole thing up like that it's real easy
to get your foot in and out of there so they can be slick and now to put on the
MSR slide your foot in you have three of these straps right here and of course
they don't have to be as tight as you think they have to be alright just get
them snug enough to where they catch right and that system same sort a little
loop system here all right where I pull this I know my hands in the way and I
get it to kind of hook right there okay and then I just slide it into the little
the little clip keeper there's three of these little Clips here and then I reach
come around the back and on the back here it's pretty much like the other
snowshoe I go through my little clip keep around a little bit pull it around
the heel and get it hooked on and clip it off that's pretty much how the
snowshoes go on again it's pretty easy to see right now with my feet in there
the the length of each one of these and alright and the way the bindings are
hooked on so the Ghibli style definitely has better float but here's the
advantage is the MSR because it's shorter when you're kind of back in the
woods and you've got to let's say you're sawing wood or you're
gathering and you gotta back up and you have to maneuver around the the MSR is
just shorter and it's just a little easier to do all of that with so as far
as like turning if I was in really tight woods and I got a I got a step back it's
a little bit easier with the MSRs just because they're shorter and these they
get caught on stuff a little bit more and when you're backing up it's a little
harder to get them back and sometimes when you're in cutting wood and you're
trying to solve wood and get your toes in there because these are kind of round
and short like right now I was kind of stuck down under something these are
just a little bit more to maneuver so as far as one over the other snow
conditions the jib boy definitely floats better but for in tight woods where
there's a lot of brush and a lot of scrub and you got to get back and cut
wood get down gather water and stuff I almost think for backpacking the MSRs
are better more grip but I've been rough on mine and never busted them wooden
ones you know you can break I guess you could break either but it's always good
to bring yourself a little repair kit any time you're out snowshoeing and
gonna use them and get way back in the woods it's good to have some wire some
line a little repair kit with you just in case you've got to fix them out in
the woods and with the wooden ones possibly a little splint but they're
both good actually the best thing is to own both but I end up using the MSR way
more than I use the edge if way style wooden ones traditional as they call
them and yes sir I'm wearing my my snow shoes of my Steiger mukluks right now my
Steiger Yukon mukluks snow shoes work great with mukluks yeah in the old fire pit here we got us
a heater out here I tarp it in in the winter right out that way is my hammock
hanging area timber-framed and I got me a cool little roof up there and let's
check this out how about that huh all I do is run
outside and pull a rope on one side and now I'll go pull the rope on the other
side I will tell you what that is like the greatest in hillbilly technology in
Emma bill Healy

A Peek at my Snowshoes ☃️
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29 thoughts on “A Peek at my Snowshoes ☃️

  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Excellent video Shug! I have several GV models and several traditional shoes. I didn't know GV made the ratcheting bindings for the traditional shoes. I actually found a new pair of Ojibwe shoes in the garbage so will be getting the GV bindings for them!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    You can use 1/8" nylon rope and wrap the wooden snowshoes in a spiral fashion along the sides for about one foot and then apply several heavy coats of spar varnish to the cords. It acts like chains for your snowshoes. Really increases traction.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Looks like a snowboard binding on the ojibwa snow shoe, try pushing the white button towards the end of the strap, should undo alltogether without lifting the ratchet… save yourself about .3 miliseconds per shoe there.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I just learned more about snowshoes than I ever knew before. I live in Georgia, and we’ve had so much rain this winter I’m thinking those MSR’s would work well as “mud shoes” around here 😄

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I just want to say a big thanks to you shug you are the reason my dad and I got in to hammocking

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    What part of Arizona

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    You are the Shug!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Hey Shug, you ever play with the idea of using just a sleeping bag liner in the summer? Wondering if that might be a good choice this summer for down here in the South. Thoughts?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Smug!!! I’m a recent fan of your vids, just had an idea for a diy under quilt and I’m wondering what ya think of hacking a sol escape bivy for it?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    So inspiring and educational. Thank you! I have learned so much

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Another entertaing video, thank Shug. I just came across Ed Pratt, a one wheel wonder, you should check out his videos, I know you'll enjoy watching them.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Thanks for another fun video. 🙂
    I was watching another of my backpacker favs on YouTube… Sintax77. He tagged you in his video which posted a day ago to share your "3 Luxury Backpacking Gear Choices".
    I look forward to more of your great videos!! _ when possible. I know you've got a non YouTube life too. Lol

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    They are just like snowboarding bindings.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    the channel sintax77 has tagged you in a challenge video. name your 3 luxury items on a backpackimg trip. your supposed to post them in a video and pick 3 other people.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Syntax77 tagged you to make a response video! Do it! Haha, I like the old school look btw.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    The skylight in your shelter reminds me of the first vehicle I ever bought with a power sunroof. I accidentally bumped the button and dropped 6" of fresh snow on my wife sitting in the passenger seat. It's only now that I dare laugh about it.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Shugs nut hut 2.0. Haha…No looks like a great place to spend evenings. Enjoyed a look at the snow shoes as well.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Ive used the Ojibwa style shoes in the mountains of Norway, when pulling my poke I had to herringbone up hill.. It was harder for sure especially if you over packed like we did.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Man that fluffy snow sure is making our mud look bad in NC.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Good review. Agreed the shorter version is better when collecting firewood in thick woods . The full size are better for tramping/packing deep snow for tents and camps in deep snow.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    They won’t be much fun in the bush

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I have a pair Ojibway snowshoes that I made in a snowshoe making class at my local metro park here in southeast Michigan! When I get my tiny house built, they will hang on the wall above the fireplace. It’s sort of obligatory for snowshoes to hang above a fireplace. 😊

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I live in Arizona. I didn't see you. LOL Hope you had a good time, here.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Your pull-away roof! What a great idea! Goodness gracious this is genious!! 😉

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    At 1:00 Verrrrrry romantique, Shug 😉 Love the snowshoe shot at 1:22!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I'll have you know that my grandmother (from Arkansas) told me to inform anyone who called me a hillbilly that I was a mountain william, thank you very much.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    Goin old school on the shoes, nice..love the Smith googles, one of my favorites for sunglasses as well, although I think they got bought out…If ya get a chance, check out Idaho Hillbilly, Mr Kevin and Miss Kitty are great people, and have a nice 'junker' site.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    The ratcheting demo is Shug style ASMR.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am
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    I'd love to get me a good pair of snowshoes but I just don't think they would keep me afloat down here in this Florida swamp. LOL! I'm gonna have to move back north. Good video.

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