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I think I need snowshoes???

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    Posted: 21 November 2013 at 09:18
OK It seams like talking about toilet paper but, I think I'm in the market for some snowshoes.
First what I think I want in a set is something Kinda short . Defiantly light. I put all my Coyote stuff on the scale the other day and in mid winter I'm packing 32 pounds of stuff. I think I'd use them more in sage brush and CRP grass and 8 to 10 inches of snow, sometimes soft and fluffy but more often in crusty drifted snow that JUST won't hold your weight. Noise, or lack of it may be important too. They have to be able to attach to my Kenetreks and some times the big floppy Sorels.
AND I don't want to pay a BUNCH of $$$
With all the gear on I'd need a weight range near 180 pounds and for a shorty of 5'6" What would I be looking at? Brands? My boy and his wife have a couple of sets they like, but together I probable weigh more. WAY back when I was a kid we would rent some and use them in the mountains, they were long wooden ( beaver tail ?)ones with raw hide stretched over them. THEY sucked and I didn't think they worked very well. Any one have any input? the wife is looking for a Christmas present for me ,this may be it.
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I have a pair large  LL Bean Bearclaws.  Hickory with leather web, coated in heavy polyeh.  The straps are leather and adjustable; I've coated them every year in silicone so they don't freeze.  I hunt in a lot of heavy woods with mountain laurel and boulders the size of tri-axle dumptrucks.

These work for me...at least the last 30 years.With pack/rifle I'm usually 230#.  I seldom go more than 4 miles.

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I Probably will only walk 200/300 yards each way then have to take them off. Ten or 12 times in a day So I'm thinking that will be en important part of the shoe.
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