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john mcg

A comment on the SK thread got the wife and I talking and thinking over coffee just now.

My best pair of boots are the Danner Foothill 8s, which are the same as the Grouse Hunter with a standard vibrant sole pattern. They are uninsulated with Gore-Tex liner. I got them when Tucker came home 12 years  ago. They weren’t cheap and they are more now at about $230 for virtually the same boot.

I paid $180 for these. That is $15 per season and they are still serviceable.

I bring this up because as we are on a more fixed income than then with less greenbacks hanging around, I was grousing at the expense of another pair.

Toni said, “let’s go to Joplin” to the boot store...cool what a calculator in the hands of someone knows how to use it can do.

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WPG Gizmo

John when you break the cost down to how many miles you get out of them then the initial cost doesnt seem so much I use that logic on shotguns also 😁

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john mcg
1 minute ago, WPG Gizmo said:

John when you break the cost down to how many miles you get out of them then the initial cost doesnt seem so much I use that logic on shotguns also 😁

You bet, Gary. I like your thinking.

It would be fun to know just how many miles were walked so far.

I remember the very first hunt with Ted up in Washington and the testing I did in a mud puddle...12 years ago.

That wonderful Henry was there and Phoebe the meet dog. Seems so long ago.

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kgb
1 hour ago, john mcg said:

I remember the very first hunt with Ted up in Washington and the testing I did in a mud puddle..

 

I figured I wasn't the only one who tests waterproof abilities in a mud puddle.

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1 hour ago, kgb said:

 

I figured I wasn't the only one who tests waterproof abilities in a mud puddle.

Mud puddles are handy to have around.

🙂

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