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public holidays are ossim :D

Yeah, Amsterdam last year was fun, as was the Ringmeet. And I heard the Finnmeet was mighty fun as well.
 

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Speculating on how many people are wondering if Putin brought down MH370 to divert attention from Crimea. ?#?tinfoilhat?
 

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I didn't say I am suggesting it, I am just wondering if there are other people around who are thinking it. It's certainly done a good job of taking Ukraine off the front pages for the last 3 days.
 

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That is too bad is the same true of red wing? I haven't bought a work boot from then in a decadeish cause that is long the old ones lasted and I haven't needed another pair.

What I am looking for is sort of a dual use boot. Something that is waterproof and fairly light that I can attach to my snowshoes in the winter and then in the spring or summer use for day hikes with my son. He is only four so we aren't going very far obviously. The farthest we have gone is a bit over a mile in snowshoes, which totally wore him out, and then twoish miles on a regular hike.

I think by this summer he might be ready for an overnight but will have to see how day hikes go.

If you're looking at Red Wing's safety toe'd shoes, they're made in both the USA and China. It depends on the model and will state it in the boot's description. I opted against one of the other Chinese made goodyear welted boots in favor of this one which I'm told is still resolable and seems to be well made. Non insulated, but with the oiled upper and stitched tongue, I'll consider water resistant enough for my purposes. On a comfort level, I might go for the dual compound sole version in the future.
 

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lol I just figured out I can text message myself. Phones, how do they even work.
 

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Oh, also, I gave myself a (not horribly) broken thumb on my dominant hand for my birthday yesterday. Woot! Skiing injury... and then I kept skiing even though I could barely hold a pole.
 

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Speculating on how many people are wondering if Putin brought down MH370 to divert attention from Crimea. ?#?tinfoilhat?

Why that particular flight though, although any old flight would do I guess. I dont buy it but something had to have happened.
 

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this is the 2nd day the apartment hasnt had hot water. wonder if the storm we had yesterday has anything to do with it.

also have subnetting test. *sighs*
 

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If you're looking at Red Wing's safety toe'd shoes, they're made in both the USA and China. It depends on the model and will state it in the boot's description. I opted against one of the other Chinese made goodyear welted boots in favor of this one which I'm told is still resolable and seems to be well made. Non insulated, but with the oiled upper and stitched tongue, I'll consider water resistant enough for my purposes. On a comfort level, I might go for the dual compound sole version in the future.

Yeah don't need a safety shoe. I need a midweight waterproof hiker that I can use for day hikes in the spring summer and then strap to my snow shoes in the winter.

I am just going to have to breakdown and go to REI and or LL Bean.
 

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I was about to say, LL Bean is kind of the gold standard as far as outdoorsy boots go.
 

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I was about to say, LL Bean is kind of the gold standard as far as outdoorsy boots go.

Agreed, you can't get any more outdoorsey than their famous duck boots. 3 versions with varying insulation levels to pick from too. That said, if the look doesn't appeal to you, Red Wing's Heritage line and Wolverines 1000 mile (AFIK) are made in the US.
 

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Leather for who?

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