Hilaire Vachon Snowshoes June 01st, 2018 - 17:43:29
From the time I was little Ive always loved the outdoors. I grew up in a family where appreciation for natures beauty was a value drilled into us nearly as often as "Say please. My name is Brian Hughes and my wife Bec and I are the founders of Tuckerman Outfitters LLC. When we started this business we saw it as a chance to share our love of nature with other outdoor enthusiasts like you. Were passionate about adventurous living and we hope you are too. In short Tuckerman Outfitters isnt just our business; its personal. We care about the outdoors and we care about you. Thats reflected in the products we offer and the level of service we provide. We love helping others to enjoy natures gifts just as we do.
If you are purchasing a first pair snowshoes for you or your child it might be a good idea to rent snowshoes first. After you have tried snowshoeing once or twice and decided that it is for you the next step is to get your own. Rented snowshoes are often less comfortable and always a lower quality product than ones you will purchase new. So if you enjoyed snowshoeing on the rented pair you will love snowshoeing on a new pair. A good tip is to buy new and try to avoid buying used snowshoes. There are quite a few different types of snowshoes on the market. When selecting which snowshoe is right for you it is wise to shop for quality and stick to the leading names in the industry.
Look for fleshing cuts on the back side of the skin when laying out your pattern. These thin areas can break through when the rawhide is drying. Also brands can be a problem. Darker rawhide is stronger than light lighter spots usually have a higher fat content and can be weaker. A thought for drum makers. I have cut my pattern out while the rawhide is dry then soak just that piece. If you do decide to soak the whole skin and either have scraps left over or find you do not have time to work with the rawhide right away just place it in a plastic bag and freeze. Thaw out in water or room temperature to use again. Do not take out and forget it it will begin to spoil after a couple of days.
Hiking is a lot of fun but most hikers hang up their hiking shoes when the bad weather starts and wait for spring. But if you just cant wait to get back out and hiking again there is an alternative and that alternative is snowshoes. Snowshoes enable you to go hiking or walking even when there are multiple feet of snow on the ground and make it so you can enjoy the outdoors all year round. Of course hiking isnt the only thing you can do with a pair of snowshoes. Many people go on multi-day backpacking trips with them and there are even people that go running with snowshoes on. These different uses for snowshoes however means that there are different kinds and you should figure out what you want to do with your snowshoes before you buy if you dont already have a pair of them available to you.