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  1. Folks, after Korea, I have canvassed all sites/programs for cold weather gear. AND I found it. Check out WIGGY’S in Colorado. New material that does all better than wood. Boots to clothing, complete outfits. Sleeping bags are superior to anything out there, by far.


    Good luck.

  2. What I wear in the outdoors is my Wolverine boots. They are very comfortable, durable, and mine is definitely waterproof from me walking through water. I have had mine for 9 years and they are still going good.

  3. Cheap shoes lack proper arch support. I learned this painfully with a good case of plantar fasciitis after walking around a huge manufacturing plant all day for three decades. Had some cheap LE nylon and leather boots for too long and my arches collapsed. So cheap shoes will rob you in more ways than one. But the lifespan issue is critical for the prepper in still another way: the shoe store will be closed for a long, long time if we lose the grid. So don’t toss those “old” shoes too quickly.

  4. Thanks for this review, Pat. I looked on the Blackhawk website and was pleasantly surprised they came in sizes down to 7. With some nice wool socks, I think that size would fit me, and the price is certainly reasonable.

  5. This is a well-written report on what appears to be a good quality product. One aspect that is almost never discussed is the ability of a shoe to dissipate static electricity. Aside from annoying static shock, damage to sensitive solid-state electronics is a very real danger to anyone working with amateur radio, computers, etc. I would welcome an article for Survival Blog on the subject of static electricity and how to control and manage it in a survival situation.

  6. the new gen of super light weight boots are comfortable to wear but some, depending on the maker, don’t last long…i had a pair of the under armor boots when they first came out and they lasted me 6 months sitting at a desk…under armor replaced them but the second pair didn’t last any longer…their water proof pair with more leather on them actually lasted me 5 years…the lighter you go, unless you spend some serious money, don’t seem to last like a good pair of leather danners…just my 2 cents…

  7. Thank you for this review. I’m going to take a closer look at these. I don’t mind a non-waterproof boot as my feet breathe more.

    If boot manufacturers are reading this… One of the things I absolutely cannot stand is the tongue of the boot that doesn’t come up above the top lace tie off area by more than a few millimeters. At some point a lot of boot designers thought this design would be a good idea. It is extremely uncomfortable to have laces at the very top of the tongue. I’ve been buying boots from a couple of manufacturers for many years and this newer design is why I quit buying their products. I thought I was the only one until I started talking to hunters in my area. Everyone seems to have a pair of boots in their closet they’ve pretty much relegated to using for changing the oil on their trucks and this short tongue is a feature they simply cannot stand.

  8. For Those looking for a Wider toe Box, look in to Kean boots and the all leather options for hiking. For day to day wearing all the time, I have almost 3 years on my current (2)pair. I am Going to say outright I wear them winter long here in the 49th state. They are light on the ankle support but they are warm and don’t pinch the toes and are available in wider sizes. They are not the $50 buck budget boots, but if you wear them a full year, how much is $15 bucks for a month of comfort? Think long term and how your feet and the rest of you will feel better.

    If I need a harder work boot I go to my old tried and true Ft. Lewis Boots by Danner. For real cold stuff it is the bunny boots.

  9. I am a forester by profession and invested in a pair of whites boots from spokane. They are custom built and handmade, takes about 6 weeks to deliver. They are full leather, rebuild able, water resistant but only three season (not insulated). They have a high arch. I can wear them 12 hours a day if need be. I get about 2 years out of them between rebuilds. I deduced that for 2 years between rebuilds would otherwise have purchased 4 pair of chippewas boots to the tune of $800. I purchased in 2011 and will be sending them in for the third rebuild. I wear daily for work and play, incredibly durable and comfortable custom fit. They feel like ankles and feet are wrapped in an ace bandage.

    Original purchase prices was $435, and $450 in rebuilds thus far. I am into the boots for about $900 in seven years. Compared to an estimated 14 pairs of lesser boots at $1400 total cost, I am definatelty ahead financially and in comfort.

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