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Offline defish

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Ice Traction
« on: Feb 08, 2017, 01:49 PM »
If there's a small slippery area that you have to cross where you're fishing and you don't have spikes or don't want to take the time to put them on, throw some wet fresh drilled ice chips on the slick area.  They freeze down to the slick ice in a couple minutes and are GREAT to walk on.

Offline Fisherman 1

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2017, 06:48 PM »
Works for me.

Offline QDAWG44

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2017, 06:35 AM »
Wear cleats! Boggles my mind when I see guys walking around ice skating

Offline staggerin

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2017, 01:32 PM »
i recommend calcium chloride, no more slipping  ;D
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Offline darkeyez

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2017, 01:56 PM »
Kitty litter works better!  ;D
Just wear the cleats, problem solved!

Offline badger132

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 2017, 06:36 PM »
If you don't have cleats, go to Home Depot and get some of the smallest and shortest hex head sheet metal screws, and put a few in the lugs of your boots. I used to do this to my running shoes when it was icy, and you could put the spikes just where you want them for traction. You can take them out again when you are through.

Offline icebucketjohn

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #6 on: Nov 12, 2017, 06:09 AM »
Won't go on the ice without cleats. A good buddy fell & broke his elbow a few years ago., he decided not to wear them & left  his spikes in his car., ruined his season totally. Lesson Learned  ..

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Offline Mountain Maggot

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #7 on: Jan 31, 2018, 06:18 AM »
I have a separate set of boots with cleats already on them.  When it is below zero, putting on cleats on the boots on your feet is not the easiest thing to do.  Itís a simple process to just change the boots if you encounter sections of ice where the snow has blown off. 

Often if you are hiking a mile in the snow to the ice, you have no idea what you might find.  And yes, this is how Iíve done this after I lost a set of cleats on my way to the lake in the snow.

Offline punkinhead

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #8 on: Jan 31, 2018, 10:40 PM »
I usually wear my spikes.  Not only have they kept me from falling on my butt, they also give me traction in case I need to pull someone out of the water.

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2018, 06:42 PM »
Definitely wear your ice cleat. The Kahtoola's ice spikes go on and off very easy and will last you for years.

Offline swnoel

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Re: Ice Traction
« Reply #10 on: Feb 07, 2018, 01:08 PM »
Won't go on the ice without cleats. A good buddy fell & broke his elbow a few years ago., he decided not to wear them & left  his spikes in his car., ruined his season totally. Lesson Learned  ..

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