07 May 2020 02:44
I won't cross water. I will walk a mile around to avoid water crossings
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I won't cross water. I will walk a mile around to avoid water crossings
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Hoplite wants to charge me over 60$ to cancel my order I placed last night and tried to cancel last night
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yeah you cant avoid crossing where i went smh
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Fuck that shit.
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> I won't cross water. I will walk a mile around to avoid water crossings @Catman Sorry guys, I can't Booger tonight, there's water.....
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I hiked like 3 days in wet boots and just hate water as a result
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why didnt you just dry your boots?
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Open cell foam does not dry fast.
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I will say this, deer hunting in steel toes while it’s 13° out is a terrible idea
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Had some steel toes when I went to Vrindavan. Finally wore the leather off the toes and yanked it off exposing the steel. Got em wet that night stepping into a puddle so let them dry on the window sill. Went to pick them up in the morning and was like mmmmm toasty. Fuck socks cause only going out to see if the truck was still there, shit burned the skin off my toes when i slipped em in. Fuck India
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Fun vacation though. Rama Rama ding dong. Fun fact: All Hare Krishnas are still closet drug addicts, and they know how to party.
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Never been to Asia but that does sound fun
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I’ve been around Europe and Mexico. That’s about it.
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5.11 boots use composite toe instead of steel.
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Never ran steel toes but I was moderately happy with composite toe. I'm also obsessive about my feet from running though.
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I regularly check my shoe soles to see if I am running properly
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Spare boots and spare socks are a real thing. So is crossing barefoot
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I've used camp shoes to cross before but have always worried about cutting my feel on rocks underwater and never crosses barefoot
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I made the mistake of wearing the wrong boots out to a three day event in the rain, crawling through streams and such. I think I changed my socks about 6 times a day and wore walmart sacks over them. I've been told if you're going to be in and out of shallow water a ton, LALO Amphibian boots and sealskinz socks are the way to go.
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I just didn't really have any other boots with ankle support and couldn't afford anything at the time. It was a ton of fun, but I had my feet completely caked in foot powder by the time I was done. Also, average temp was around 35-45 depending on the time of day.
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I do have a lower cut boot since 8 inch boots limit mobility too much in my opinion. Foot powder is a must if you are in shoes. In the heat it works so well when your feet sweat
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I use Merrel chameleon hiking shoes. Use inside out moisture-wicking socks for liners, and wool socks over if it's cold.
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wool socks were a lifesaver in the cold water
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Can dry quickly too.
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I'm never making that mistake again though. Next time I go out like that, I'm saving up and getting a good pair of boots made for the environment
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I love Sierra Trading Post. Last years gear is totally worth the money for 1/2 price boots
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I was stupid in the first place for doing it but I didn't have the money. T8 bifida does not mix with water
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Winter requires waterproof boots or gaiters.
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This was fall so it wasn't freezing outside at least
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There's a theory on boots made for water though. You can't keep water out of your boots, it's impossible because even if it's completely waterproof, you'll still sweat. You can make a boot that lets water out though
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With boots that don't breathe well leaving the boots slightly loose air flows when the boot moves with each step and can clear out some of that sweat
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but then water can get in, and stay in, when you go knee deep in a creek
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Yeah I basically fear water unless I'm planning to swim
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if you make it out of a material that can't become waterlogged, but create drainage holes, the water flows in when you go into water, and flows out when you leave, letting your feet stay dry when you're on land
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The particular event I went to, (cringe if you want) was a three day airsoft game put on by a couple of rangers. Tons of fun, I got to play as a starving Venezuelan rebel with a G3. The setting was an alternate reality confederation of south american countries under a communist dictatorship with a small rebellion of citizens who were being covertly assisted by a ranger battalion and one ODA. The whole thing written and ran by a couple of actual rangers. I figured the best approach for attack would be to come from the shittiest path possible, so I lead my ragtag fireteam crawling through hundreds of yards of thorns, creeks, swamps, and everything else unpleasant that Picher Oklahoma had to offer. It worked, we cleared house and rolled the enemy team while they were too busy complaining about people using white light instead of IR. After getting waaaay off track there, desert boots in miles of swamp and thorns was not fun.
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but also fun in a way, larping as a starving peasant
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Cop shoots little girl why trying to shoot a dog protecting her and gets ruled immune.
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The actual fuck.
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I was seeing if anyone had experience with quick dry boots over water proof. I am debating the transition but don't want to drop more money on boots
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I remember when that happened
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Yeah he just got immune from being sued or prosecuted.
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Look up reviews for the LALO Shadow Amphibian. It's fucking expensive, but everyone I've talked with who runs them said they're worth it.
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Saving up for other things though, so it's not exactly high on my list
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I see a composite shank as something that I would like but a super rigid sole isn't something everyone likes
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It's important to keep the sole from collapsing and taking the load off of your feet, especially if you're carrying a ton of junk. I think part of the reason was to make the boot more quiet when moving
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anyway, I've stayed up too late. Gotta get to work in the morning
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Alright dueces dude
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I love my Danners. I’ve stepped in a creek until it was above the top (these are 8 inch boots) and pulled it out to test.
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Walked for about 10 minutes, took it off, and my socks were dry.
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My dads wore the same pare of Danner ft lewis something for 20 years. @[LA] Zoomer Medi/k/
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Hes wearing the greem Danner ABUs now.
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I’ve got some Sage ones.
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I thought they’d match decent with Woodland but they’re not dark enough RIP
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They still match decently well
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Better than tan
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And really, any color but black works
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@LoudPills Coyote gear and woodland clothing actually do be looking kinda good tho
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@[LA] Zoomer Medi/k/ it really depends on where im going. Personally like multicam alot for my area in the summer, atacs fg works decent and kryptek mandrake does okay my pc is always od tho
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I’m in the Deep South so there’s a lot of dark greens.
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You’re south as well but your environment may be different.
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Its not flektarn dark
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I have a lot of dark shit around me and I’ve already tested it with a friend.
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You using flek? I didnt back read
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I went outside and hid on the edge of the woods. Got him to come look for me and he passed right over me at least 10 times. I use Woodland
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Woodland is good dude
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I love woodland
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Nothing at all wrong with it and you can get surplus cheap
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Worked well for me so far.
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I think I’m gonna get a coyote carrier to go with it.
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Coyote is good, like you said anything but black
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Basically I’ve been told this about boots
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“If it’s an earth color, is durable, and is comfortable. You’re good.”
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Waterproof is good and thinsulate isnt the worst
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My stuff dries out very fast.
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I aint really a fan of getting my feet wet and we have ground water all summer, so i always try to go waterproof atleast to the laces
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My boots have been able to dry out in a very quick amount of time (20-30 minutes at most).
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Thats good shit man, dry feet are happy feet.
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I got feet problems lol
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This community and feet man
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No idea what the issue is but my feet fucking hurt if i dont have some kind of shoe or boot on
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Id sleep with my boots on if the wife would let me lol
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@Crye Salesman man i hate feet
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> This community and feet man @Crye Salesman Legit had verification in another server that was pinky toe in chamber of gat
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Its nighttime here in commiefornia Nothing has changed and it seems like it never will here
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So i was on th radio talking to Michigan earlier and they were pretty pissed.
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Said it was 2 weeks now with no meat and the entire community was forming a hunting party
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Just talked to the guys for a few mins but they were pretty pissed
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***looks like meat is back on the menu boys***
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Conditions changed west and they faded out
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