they're guys going to do a little quick video on snowshoeing now watch lots of guys on the YouTube and the guy said you know obviously that do a lot they you know what they're doing they you know have enough experience and snowshoeing but I see a lot of newbies that get open and they don't have their no harnesses set up properly or they have you know crappy harnesses because you know you can get crappy harnesses for thirty bucks or you can get really good ones for seventy bucks and trust me the forty dollars you're a well spent a bit of money but anyhow yeah i'll show you here you know there's not enough a lot of snow to be snowshoeing but what you want to do to make sure is your snowshoes havta your harnesses have to have a pivot so that when you go like that your toe comes up and the shoe yes drags along the surface of the snow the heel actually never leave the snow okay so if you're if you're walking and having to go like this because you're your harnesses are so tight that the toe is staying because like if your harnesses are really tight what happens when you lift up your foot and go to walk forward the snowshoe is pointed in the same direction your foot is so now the toe of your snow shoe is pointed at the ground and then it digs in like this and that's how you end up tripping all the time okay so you just want to drag you along the snow okay and if you ever do in a tight turn i give here in some you know area where you got to really turn quick and you know cuz especially if you got like I've got a pair of shoes that you know six feet long and they are a little bit difficult to turn so you know you either got to go like this or a little trick you just put your foot dish foot here like soap and then lift this one and it swings right around okay I'll show you that again like this and swing around your 90 degrees in one step instead of going okay like so do it one more time sure why not now I'm dizzy fluke but anyways until then you know that's when you're breaking through loose snow and it's even more important when you are following an already packed trail because then really it does what it's supposed to do you know just slice along really easy alright so okay and now if you're walking through places like this now what you don't want to do is get these things in between your shoes okay because that's just going to end up tripping you unless you got an itchy sack and then that branch will scratch it for you as you walk by but so what you're going to want to do is walk like this flatten them down flatten them down flatten them down can't flatten them down and what and in temperature like today you know your snow she was going to pack up get wet pack up with snow and get heavier as it gets wetter and wetter it's going to get heavier and heavier so make sure your you know shellac incarnating the heck out of them and that way I'll keep them closed at waterproof and you won't know they won't get full water loss anyways okay turn around and they're good dissolve all right that's snowshoeing 101 for the beginners

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11 thoughts on “Snowshoeing Tips

  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    where do you get your snowshoes? lived in ak all my life, never tried em. how long they last? how pairs do you have? what brand are those? haha thanks.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Dave,
    You don't happen to know the name of the bindings do you?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Hey Dave,great lesson…one thing I do with my shoes if the snow is real deep I tape a bolt or some kind of weight to the tail,it really helps keep the tips up when you lift up you're feet….thanks

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    I usually break mine out once a year, thanks for the tips!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Dave thanks so much for the tutorial. I ordered a set of bear paws yesterday, after getting 60 cm of snow here in NB over the past 3 days, I needed them to get me back out..lol. Cheers see ya in April!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    thanks for the lessons,,now i need snow…

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Nice job Dave. What type of varnish do you use on your shoes? I have used the spar varnish on my pair.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    haha your snowshoe harness is quite a bit better than lamp wick dave.. for years my harnesses were 1 inch wide lampwick but i wore skin boots so it worked well. you must have used this too in your younger years??…. i cut the cat gut or leather out of the snowshoes and refilled them with water proof non stretch twine. they never got wet or heavy after, and it lasted for years. saved my legs a lot of heavy lifting…hahaha the good old days LOL

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    1st…Never been on them Dave,but will eventually be moving north so I will have to learn….Thank's

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Ha ha liked.the tip with the tree for the itch 😹😹👍

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