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Snow shoes. #6554075
06/12/19 02:35 PM
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Steelflight Offline OP
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Any of you guys use them?


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554076
06/12/19 02:37 PM
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Yes


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: danny clifton] #6554083
06/12/19 02:45 PM
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Not much for trapping hike a lot in snowshoes when snow is there. I have 3 pair for different conditions and or terrains.

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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554090
06/12/19 02:55 PM
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I used a pair one season. Had a line up a brushy creek coupled with deep snow and it was exhausting always post holing and tripping. I caught enough fur up that creek to offset the cost of the shoes. Theyíre Cabelas bear paws. Still have em but ainít needed them. They have since cleaned up and tore out fence rows up that creek. If your a traveling critter in this area you better pack a lunch.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554092
06/12/19 03:00 PM
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Yes, even if I'm on the snowmobile I still cary a set of them with me.


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554096
06/12/19 03:06 PM
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Yep. Even on short walks they are nice. Once you have broken the trail, they make walking the same trail very easy. I use a traditional cloth tape for binding and wear moccasins. A twist of the ankle and I am in them, another twist and I am out of them. Very quick and easy, no buckles or ties to worry about.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554104
06/12/19 03:26 PM
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Never leave home without them !!


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554108
06/12/19 03:40 PM
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^ yep, I get a few months, I can leave home without them.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554129
06/12/19 04:11 PM
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Always have snowshoes in winter.You will be in big trouble without them if the snowmachine breaks down.
If you are snowshoing long distances in deep powder snow,you need a different shoe than one for walking out on a skidoo trail.
I had a pair of cree Albany shoes made about 40 years ago for trapping in winter on foot.They were custom made for my weight while carrying gear/fur etc.Frames are tamarack and filling is moosehide.A large strong and fairly light snowshoe.
I have another pair of cree hunting snowshoes,smaller and even lighter made of black ash frames and moosehide filling.I hardly used those.
I also have a commercial pair of shoes that I often carry on the snowmachine.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554580
06/13/19 01:01 AM
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Absolutely! Even if there's only a couple inches of snow, it keeps your feet from slipping and saves energy

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554584
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I like the military surplus shoes. We can get up to three feet of snow over night in the cascades.
And they get me were I want to go.
I was pouring a concrete drive way years ago and the home owner opened the garage door and had two hundred pairs of them hanging allover the walls.
He told me he recently retired from the air force and was stationed in Alaska. His plan's were to donate them to to boy scout troops in this area.
Then he found out our local boy scouts are run by a bunch of house wives that had no interest in takeing the kids out side during winter. Long story short he was more than happy to give the hole crew a set of them, And of course i asked for two sets and he threw in extra bindings as well.


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554598
06/13/19 04:55 AM
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yes I use them a lot when I was younger use to go several miles a day now I use them less frown

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554600
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Yesd I use them all winter, have several pair, but mostly use a pair of military shoes as the are metal and can take a beating and not break. Wet snow or water in the spring beaver trapping and they do not soak up water.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554633
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All the military snowshoes I have seen are actually magnesium frames. Super light and can be used as fire starters if needed. Just scrape off the tail and hit it with a spark.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554793
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Definitely use them. I have spur lines into places I canít reach with a snogo and always keep them with on the machine . When itís too cold to run the machine I make a point of getting out on a trail every single day, even if itís just 2-3 hours when itís -50. No metal frames for me.

Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554810
06/13/19 11:27 AM
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X2 Wood only !!


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554813
06/13/19 11:28 AM
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I have two pair of the magnisum framed army snow shoes , I prefer bike inner tube as a binding , very simple easy on easy off and seem to hold decent and easy to carry a spare binding.

also free if you can find a bike shop that will give you the old inner-tubes.

we don't get enough snow to need than all that often but I enjoy going for a walk when we do.


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: white17] #6554819
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Originally Posted by white17
X2 Wood only !!

can you explain the benefits of a wood frame, over a magniusm frame?
I ask because I've never used wood frame shoes.


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: Steelflight] #6554822
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It may not be important in your conditions but for me....overflow is a big factor. The wood shoes don't conduct and hold the cold like metal frames do. So ice doesn't build on them as rapidly as it can on metal. The wood is also easier to repair on the trail if need be.


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Re: Snow shoes. [Re: dirtydogtrapping] #6554823
06/13/19 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dirtydogtrapping
Originally Posted by white17
X2 Wood only !!

can you explain the benefits of a wood frame, over a magniusm frame?
I ask because I've never used wood frame shoes.


Cause they look cooler smile

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