15 thoughts on “Snowshoes- Rugged winter hiking is impossible without them

  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Uncle sure knows his stuff. I learned more about snowshoes today than ever before. Neat fellow, thank him.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Love these! ==>t.co/fyQtRfiDMh They are light weight and easy to put on and take off. We tote these while we ski, jump off the skis and onto the snowshoes very easily. Our ski shoes fit great. We highly recommend these snowshoes!

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Nicely done guys. I enjoyed hearing about different types of shoes and some history as well. Good to hear that the US (we) were prepared for Snow Combat if there was an invasion. Seams that there's a ton of lessons to be learned from the old ways.

    I do have a pair of aluminum MSR Lightnings with the extension tails which do a great job on packed snow to moderate powder, sloped hills, and ice. They have crampons which bite into the ice and hold real well and unlike the Tubbs, don't use tubular aluminum which has a tendency to slide. But, I think I can see more advantages with going traditional.

    Having said all that, I can't wait to find me a pair of natural material snowshoes. Can you recommend a model for us do-it-yourselfers?

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    I am looking for traditional snowshoes for east coast snow, usually wet rather than dry. They will mainly be used in the woods but with very little underbrush, but occasionally on wide trails with some hills. I am a bigger guy, 6' 5" 240# what shape and size do you suggest for me? Because we only get infrequent snow they will likely be used just two or three times a year, a day or two in a row. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    your uncle is cool thanks for that demo very cool

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    The quality of your videos is excellent.  Stop this one at 14 min. 25 secs., and you can actually see six-pointed snowflakes on the American made military snowshoe.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Good info from your uncle. Traditional snowshoes all the way. I have a pair of Iverson's; but there are a few other good makers still in business. Thanks for sharing. ~Steve

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Good post. I bought a pair for the wall. Iearned a lot.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Great discussion brother, have both types (traditional and aluminum) and do find the traditionals to have much better flotation in the Northern Boreal powder that we get up here above the 50th parallel. I have found climbing steep slopes to be easier on the aluminums thanks to the crampons. Once my trails are established do prefer the alumiums as they are so natural to walk on (even forget once in awhile that they're even on and almost make the mistake of turning to sharp). Also love the trekking poles which adds an element of efficiency and stability through super deep powder and like to use them with either style snow shoe. Would sure like a set of those vintage military snow shoes, they are fantastic! 

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    What do you think about pros and cons in skies vs snowshoes? Not trying to start a fight (this is like 9mm vs .45 acp to some people), you already mentioned that skies are hard to operate in thick brush.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Do you recommend a certain type of boot to wear with snowshoes?

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Great video!  I've never used the traditional style but I do love my modern MSR brand that I've used for ~20 years.  Unfortunately we don't have snow in southern Minnesota so I can only look at them this winter.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    I love the snowshoes.
    Is your snowmobile already fixed because I would love to see some winter logging.

    Greeting from the Netherlands

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Wado for sharing.
    Don`t think I need them in Florida…..lol

    Enjoy …. The Simple Life

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  • May 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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