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Offline Paul

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Some interesting winter gear
« on: January 31, 2013, 07:49:13 PM »
Found this in Popular Science tonight.  I think the shovel might make a particularly good addition to the tools carried in our vehicles during the winter.  Also it might be added, the "Yacktracs" are a lot like the pair of ice "creepers" I purchased for our one son-in-law after he took a debilitating fall on the ice last winter.  Two knee operations and six months of painful rehab made a complete believer out of him.  Our daughter says he won't even walk out to the car now without putting them on.

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Re: Some interesting winter gear
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 08:02:00 AM »
I just noticed that the link did not show up in the original post. - sorry I am sure it must have been my screw-up..

http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/recreation/hiking/10-gadgets-to-gear-up-for-winter?src=nl&mag=pop&list=nl_pnl_scn_non_013113_winter-gadgets&kw=ist#slide-10


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Re: Some interesting winter gear
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 12:14:13 PM »
A few years back I slipped on some ice & gave myself a dandy concussion with minor, but permanent, eye damage. The idea of a repeat scares the dickens out of me so I wear my "spikes" everywhere. I had Yaktrax - & they are good (I wasn't wearing them when I slipped) - but after about 10 years one broke. Went to buy a new pair & found these Traction Aids from duenorthproducts.com. A bit pricier, but very good. I was lucky to find them on sale.

I like the Due North because they are much easier to put on my shoes while I'm wearing them, and those spikes really grip the ice & packed snow. I got large so they would go over my boots, but they also fit my shoes.

One drawback - I put my spikes on before leaving the house so our porch is getting some interesting patterns of small holes!
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