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    Coldest you ever camped . The night my ears froze off .

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    Really nice looking Muks there Shug

    I never got a pair like them, but I sure do enjoy the Air Force Surplus ones

    And a bump for the SPREADSHEET
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    If you're on a tight budget, go to your local army surplus store and get a pair of used mickey mouse boots. These boots are rated to -65 degrees. I can personally say these are the warmest boots I've ever worn. In the winter, I've spent 8 hours a day working on a frozen lake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_boots

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    THESE are the ones I have, available in many surplus stores
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    I am looking into getting time off of work to attend but have a couple of questions. I currently do not have a pulk. Is this really necessary? Also, do you guys set up a base camp and go for hikes or do you pack it up and move everything each day? This looks like a great time and hopefully my boss lets me off of work! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eviscerate3 View Post
    I currently do not have a pulk. Is this really necessary?
    As noted earlier, it appears to be about a two and a half mile walk in, so you'll need some way to carry your stuff that far. If you're packing relatively light you could probably do that with a backpack, but many people prefer a pulk or toboggan to be able to haul in more stuff. Additionally, if the snow is deep, it's very useful to have the weight of your gear pulled behind you on something else instead of on your body making your snowshoes sink in that much further. So, maybe not "necessary", but depending on the conditions it could make for a much better experience. That said, there's no need for the $600 fancy pulks - a pretty simple sled would be fine. An extremely popular inexpensive model is the Paris Expedition Sled, which is only $38, and I recently learned that while it's rarely stocked, TrueValue will ship it to the store of your choice for local pickup for free. You can then add a harness to make pulling easier by either cutting off the suspension or even just the hipbelt from an old backpack, or get something like the Clam sled pulling harness or a basic deer dragging harness.

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    To add to Tony's answer: I personally won't be using snowshoes or a "pulk". I have been backpacking the North Shore for the past five winters and have never been defeated by my lack of snowshoes. Sometimes a little bit of snow swimming is required .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    They are 24.65 ounces each.
    They feel light!
    have you strapped the mukluks into a snowshoe yet??

    I wondered how they do once you run the strap across the top. Does the top collapse when you strap em down.

    I can't believe the website actually shows -20ºF for a rating. That kinda a gets my excited.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refreshing View Post
    To add to Tony's answer: I personally won't be using snowshoes or a "pulk". I have been backpacking the North Shore for the past five winters and have never been defeated by my lack of snowshoes. Sometimes a little bit of snow swimming is required .
    Whoa….I abhor post-holing)))) I have some extra snowshoes I can bring along.

    Quote Originally Posted by blaktee View Post
    have you strapped the mukluks into a snowshoe yet??

    I wondered how they do once you run the strap across the top. Does the top collapse when you strap em down.

    I can't believe the website actually shows -20ºF for a rating. That kinda a gets my excited.......
    Not yet. Waiting for some good snow to test on a good walk. The mukluks don't seen to have a ton of support so time will tell. Really got them for camp as my down booties are very warm but slip-slidy around the fire pit. For this trip…easy and pretty flat to get out there so one can load up a pull or even make a couple of trips. Walking=Warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    THESE are the ones I have, available in many surplus stores
    Wow…good deal on those. And sexy))))
    See you there.
    We can go up earlier and do some camp work if you want….maybe craft the fire tripod and such. Who built that last year? It was wonderful. Of course the Canadian fire.
    I claim my old spot))))))))
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