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norseman
On 9/19/2018 at 9:30 PM, Huntster said:

Yeah, bunny boots were and still are issued to Alaskan troops. Also, they are widely available for sale to the public. I still wear them in the winter. Most folks wear them in winter when recreating outdoors.

 

Filson aint cheap, but you can find it on ebay used cheap....er.

 

They make an OD green too. 

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Rockape
2 hours ago, Huntster said:

 

LOL.......you roostered your firearm?

LOL, I guess you have to here.

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wiiawiwb
5 hours ago, Huntster said:

 

Yeah, you had to wear an undershirt, but the pants didn’t itch. They were some sort of wool blend. Light, too, but very warm. A lot lighter than the Filson brand wool clothing, and at surplus prices, exponentially cheaper.

 

Other great arctic clothing issue were the VB (bunny) boots and the arctic mittens. I still use both. The mittens allow the user to wear light gloves, drop a couple chemical hand warmers into the mitts, and actually do things with your hands until you need to warm them up.

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If you watch "The Last Alaskans" series you'll see several of the people wearing bunny boots. I've tried them on in a local army and navy store and they were frightfully heavy. Having said that, everything in that category of boot seems heavy including modern boots such as Baffins.

 

edited to say: I forgot to say that weight may be irrelevant depending on the level of activity.  Not sure I'd want to hike 8 miles in them in -10F but I'm not sure what the alternative is.

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Rockape

Just gotta say, The Last Alaskans is a great show, I love it. Edna Korth is a bad***

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Huntster
9 minutes ago, wiiawiwb said:

........I forgot to say that weight may be irrelevant depending on the level of activity.  Not sure I'd want to hike 8 miles in them in -10F but I'm not sure what the alternative is.

 

-10F doesn’t even worry bunny boots. I can sit inactive in -10F with them on all day and night and never get cold feet. VB boots stands for vapor barrier. You’re feet will likely get wet from sweat, and you’ll still remain warm.

 

In the pic, notice the tab in back by the heel? That’s where both the Army XX skis and snowshoes secure. Soldiers march all over in them. 

 

On the outer side near the ankle, you see that valve? It is to be opened during parachuting to equalize pressure while descending from high atmospheres. 

 

They’re pretty heavy, but they’re the best Arctic military boot ever built. 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_boots

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