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What color paracord should I use on my boots?

Red
2 (8.3%)
Blaze Orange
5 (20.8%)
Grey
2 (8.3%)
Forest Green
2 (8.3%)
Olive Drab
1 (4.2%)
White
0 (0%)
Yellow
3 (12.5%)
Black
2 (8.3%)
Navy Blue
2 (8.3%)
Purple
1 (4.2%)
Other (Specify)
4 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted 24

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,727
Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2016, 04:53:50 PM »
Those are some serious boots ( - 40 ).  I guess I missed that part. 

I cant fathom 20F let alone anything in the negatives. 

Boots look great with those laces. 

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2016, 05:14:08 PM »
That's the great thing about -40, it's the same in °C and °F

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2016, 05:16:19 PM »
IIRC London (UK) was pretty damn cold in winter.

-40C though?

Def
no not usually. When I lived in Northern Quebec (Lac St. Jean area) I had a pair of these for -40 outings:


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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2016, 05:34:28 PM »
IIRC London (UK) was pretty damn cold in winter.

-40C though?

Def
no not usually. When I lived in Northern Quebec (Lac St. Jean area) I had a pair of these for -40 outings:

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And attacking Rebel bases on Hoth?

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2016, 05:49:22 PM »
pretty much, also had the military issue aluminum framed snowshoes to go along with them, and a tank crew thermal suit. I do miss shopping in military surplus stores...

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2016, 05:53:36 PM »
I bet these polar bears (Grand & Micah) have great mittens too! :pok: :P

I do like the orange, that was my second choice but it seemed to loud for a polar bear :D

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2016, 08:19:08 PM »
At -40 I would want a cast iron woodburning stove strapped to each leg. Can't weight much more than the metalwork Grant's already got fitted  :whistle:

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2016, 01:09:41 AM »
It's always an interesting feeling to step out of your housel take a deep breath and feel the moisture in your nose instantly crystallize.

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2016, 02:07:01 PM »
Just so you know, Skinheads wear red boot laces. I believe it is supposed to symbolize the blood they will shed in a racial war.  You wouldn't want to give anybody the wrong impression about you.
 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

On the one hand, you are absolutely correct, and I have no desire to have any association with idiots like that.

On the other hand, I am not going to let the habits of criminals and small minded morons dictate what I wear and don't wear.  Besides, these are not Doc Martins, and I have hair and no tattoos, so I doubt anyone is going to mistake me for one of them.

Either way, that's sort of a moot discussion, as I am going to do my boots now, and it appears that  Blaze Orange is the leader with a whopping three votes.  Blaze orange is probably a good thing, given my foot issues.  Maybe it will help me keep a better eye on them!

I'll post some pics when I'm done, just for the fun of it.

I like the Forest Green, adds some color but not too much, and Sweeeeeet Boots agreed! when are you gonna give away a pair like those?! :P :D :tu:

When we have the budget to give away boots like that!  :P

Besides, they'd be worthless to a giant portion of the people on this forum!  Can you imagine wearing boots rated to -40C in Australia?  New Zealand?  The Philippines?  Florida?  California?  Brazil?  Argentina?   :ahhh

I think at best they would only really be useful to Russians, Canadians and a few folks in the northern states.  Maybe a few of our resident Vikings.... but that's probably about it.

I don't think even the UK would get cold enough to need these! 

Def

Finland too, Boss.. We hit -39C couple years back in my area, and -30C is quite normal... Schweet boots  :tu:

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2016, 05:12:24 PM »
Doesn't being Finnish qualify you as one of "our resident Vikings?"  :D

We'll probably be somewhere in the -30C range almost completely between January and March before things start to warm up slowly until we hit +40 in the summer.

80 degree variation- that's normal, isn't it?  :ahhh

Def





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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2016, 12:15:35 PM »
Doesn't being Finnish qualify you as one of "our resident Vikings?"  :D

We'll probably be somewhere in the -30C range almost completely between January and March before things start to warm up slowly until we hit +40 in the summer.

80 degree variation- that's normal, isn't it?  :ahhh

Def

Well not exactly, the vikings were strictly from the Scandinavian peninsula, but it's not to say we didn't have some of their traits. Around 12th century we did, with some help from estonians, latvians and lithuanians, pillage and burn the city of Sigtuna (oldest one in Sweden) to the ground. They didn't really like it, so they invaded us for 500 or so years :)

And about the temperature variation, ours is not quite that extreme, but -30 to +30 is excpected, even more so in the Lapland (current record I think is -54.4C)
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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2016, 07:40:43 PM »
FireCracker!!

You'll be so tacticool....:rofl:

Meh...Black true mil spec 7 strand paracord with metal ends if you can get the tabs. I think they make a 7 strand with some metal in it too!!

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2016, 07:49:57 PM »
It's always an interesting feeling to step out of your housel take a deep breath and feel the moisture in your nose instantly crystallize.

Def
That glacier mustache look gets de wemminz quick ill bet...:rofl:

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2016, 12:55:40 AM »
Doesn't being Finnish qualify you as one of "our resident Vikings?"  :D

We'll probably be somewhere in the -30C range almost completely between January and March before things start to warm up slowly until we hit +40 in the summer.

80 degree variation- that's normal, isn't it?  :ahhh

Def

I dont even know what this means.  Our winter is dry at about 40F being our low.  There are many micro climates so the mountains will be colder and will see snow but I'm coastal.  Mostly its mid 70s F for most of the year ( today was 70F ).  I think we have about 200 days of 70s F.  Shorts and t shirts year round. 

Sorry my northern friends  :salute:

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2016, 07:19:03 AM »
When we go to the mountains, and there is snow, it may go down to -5C......

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2016, 01:54:48 PM »
Doesn't being Finnish qualify you as one of "our resident Vikings?"  :D

We'll probably be somewhere in the -30C range almost completely between January and March before things start to warm up slowly until we hit +40 in the summer.

80 degree variation- that's normal, isn't it?  :ahhh

Def

I dont even know what this means.  Our winter is dry at about 40F being our low.  There are many micro climates so the mountains will be colder and will see snow but I'm coastal.  Mostly its mid 70s F for most of the year ( today was 70F ).  I think we have about 200 days of 70s F.  Shorts and t shirts year round. 

Sorry my northern friends  :salute:

70F is 21C, which is a bit chilly for summer here.  We had days at 40C this summer (around 105F) and we turned the car heater on for the odd days that dropped to the 70's!  :P

And here you guys are thinking Canada is cold.... :P

Def





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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2016, 03:19:22 PM »
Doesn't being Finnish qualify you as one of "our resident Vikings?"  :D

We'll probably be somewhere in the -30C range almost completely between January and March before things start to warm up slowly until we hit +40 in the summer.

80 degree variation- that's normal, isn't it?  :ahhh

Def

I dont even know what this means.  Our winter is dry at about 40F being our low.  There are many micro climates so the mountains will be colder and will see snow but I'm coastal.  Mostly its mid 70s F for most of the year ( today was 70F ).  I think we have about 200 days of 70s F.  Shorts and t shirts year round. 

Sorry my northern friends  :salute:

70F is 21C, which is a bit chilly for summer here.  We had days at 40C this summer (around 105F) and we turned the car heater on for the odd days that dropped to the 70's!  :P

And here you guys are thinking Canada is cold.... :P

Def
Wait....woah...hold it...EVEREST HITS -40 below at 21, 029 feet!!

Ummm dudes...freakin jets fly that high!!

How in the name of a rubber widgets undies can y'all even consider the outdoors as a viable realm of existence at that temperature??!! :rofl:

Yeah I know...Everest ain't the coldest but DAMN!!

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Les Stroud.
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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2016, 04:42:22 PM »
As a teen I used to go skiing in northern Quebec, one time it was -40 plus an extra -10 for windchill, I was one of the few people who had the right gear to still ski, it was great, most of the mountain to myself, no queues...

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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2017, 11:46:49 AM »
The heat shrink tubing is a lot easier to cut with scissors than the knife, so at this point the Multitool.org Million Post BO Surge stepped in and cut four 1" lengths.

Def

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Nice to see it getting some use.   :like:   :like:
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Re: New Boot Laces
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2017, 10:52:30 PM »
It is still my #1 Go To multitool.  I have put a lot of miles on it.   :D

Def






 

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