Just received my military magnesium snowshoes from Sportsmans Guide. Relatively the same floatation and weight as my Yukon Charlies, but have longer tails. I also purchased two pair of military xc skis w/skins to replace my touring skiis. Needed more width for floatation. Switching bindings on one set and purchased another set of Karhu Sweeper Bindings for the other. Bindings were $109.00, on sale for $89.00, and rang up at $29.00. Whoooooo Hoooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Needless to say I'll have an extra pair of skiis and poles for peeps if someone wants to carry or ride them in. Looking forward to this trip. Is it just me or are there others who are so looking forward to this hang, they are dissapointed when there are no new posts on this thread.