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#16 TheGDog

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 03:00 PM

You just have to be careful on water crossings no huntingb boot is going to grip on wet icy rocks good

For sure... but even on rocks that aren't even wet... but made smoothed from being in a water way... the my Salomon 4D's are a bit scary just how slippery they are.

However... they could be that way because before I got myself a Peet's Boot Dryer... I used to leave them out in the sun soles-up so the water would run out from the insides of them.

I've since learned by observing what this does to them and several other shoes that the sun ends up like baking the soles and making them harder and more slick.  

So I dunno.... it may very well be that the 4D's have a sole no better or worse than all the others... just don't let the sun cook 'em like that??

It's been quite awhile since I used to dry them that way.. but my assumption is that the sun damage perhaps is a permanent change to the material??


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM

Hi GDog,

 

I bought a pair of kangaroo upland leather boots from LL Bean.  They're insulated but my feet don't get overly hot during dove season in desert.  The boots are super lightweight.  Kind of pricey but they've lasted me 13 years.  I had a portion of the Vibram sole re-glued to the bottom of one of the boots last year.  

 

When I purchased them, I had them shipped to a friend in Montana who I was planning on visiting for a fall hunt.  CA had some nutty rule prohibiting importing Kangaroo leather products into the state.  I'm not sure if this regulation is still in effect.

 

Good luck.

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:30 PM

RE: Weird-a** rule about Kangaroo Leather products :

Man... I'll tell ya... over the coming decades we've got to encourage our children coming from SANE... (thinks about himself then changes it to) or at the very least Logical-thinking families to start running for public offices.

These non-sensical rules one after another after another is just getting ridiculous.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:58 AM

what ever is on sale at Walmart..as long as it does not interfere with the gas or brake pedals..im good.

I wear some flip flops the ones with a bottle opener on the bottom you know you can never have too many bottle openers


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:14 AM

RE: Weird-a** rule about Kangaroo Leather products :

Man... I'll tell ya... over the coming decades we've got to encourage our children coming from SANE... (thinks about himself then changes it to) or at the very least Logical-thinking families to start running for public offices.

These non-sensical rules one after another after another is just getting ridiculous.

Do the voices just come and go?



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:41 AM

 

RE: Weird-a** rule about Kangaroo Leather products :

Man... I'll tell ya... over the coming decades we've got to encourage our children coming from SANE... (thinks about himself then changes it to) or at the very least Logical-thinking families to start running for public offices.

These non-sensical rules one after another after another is just getting ridiculous.

Do the voices just come and go?

 

 

Don't know about GDog, but I always just do what the voices tell me. Its easier that way

 

But 'roo leather is again illegal in CA as of last year.


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#22 TheGDog

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:09 PM

So what's the deal with 'Roo leather being illegal?  Are their numbers threatened or something?

 

Just want to understand the reason why is all.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

So what's the deal with 'Roo leather being illegal? Are their numbers threatened or something?

Just want to understand the reason why is all.


They're cuddly.... duh!

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

Not endangered at all, though they do look cuddly :)

 

I recall when it was first banned - I was in grade school and the PE teacher was bitching about it because Puma shoes were made of it at the time. This was before all the animal rights hysteria. I suspect it had something to do with protecting the domestic leather industry.  Meat is banned in CA too on some bogus processing hygiene claim.  I ate roo (tasty!) and all kinds of other meat in Australia - never got sick, never worried about it.

 

I recall it was legal again here for awhile, till last year. Ask that slobbering senile fool of goobernator we have why its banned again.

 

A friend has kangaroo leather upland boots and they are really lightweight and strong. He swears by them.  Identify what you want and buy on your next trip out of state.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:45 PM

I had a pair of Georgia Boot's upland boots made from roo, they were incredibly comfy and light.  And roo meat is very tasty, very similar to venison.


Give me a bow, a topo and two weeks and I guarantee I kill two weeks!

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:47 PM

 

So what's the deal with 'Roo leather being illegal? Are their numbers threatened or something?

Just want to understand the reason why is all.


They're cuddly.... duh!

 

No... that's the b!tch-slappy clench stuff they do as the try to scratch you to pieces, right before they rear back on the tail and and double front kick you!

 


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:50 PM

 

RE: Weird-a** rule about Kangaroo Leather products :

Man... I'll tell ya... over the coming decades we've got to encourage our children coming from SANE... (thinks about himself then changes it to) or at the very least Logical-thinking families to start running for public offices.

These non-sensical rules one after another after another is just getting ridiculous.

Do the voices just come and go?

 

Naw... they NEVER freakin shut up!  Only the Ambien makes them go away :)


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