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#296325 - 06/07/20 02:21 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: chaosmagnet]
KenK Offline
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Pooh-Bah

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2112
Loc: NE Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I cannot overemphasize the value of a good pair of shoes or boots.


This afternoon I put on an old pair of water shoes that I stole from my son. After working a bit just off the shoreline (getting ready to put in a new pier) I walked back to the house wondering why I had so much grit inside the shoes. A quick look found that the soles had cracked and started falling apart. Now I need a good pair of water shoes!

But seriously, I'm a person who struggles finding shoes & boots that work for me. The best I've found are Men’s Timberland PRO TITAN EH (Oxford) Soft Toe Work Shoes.

They also make taller versions - Timberland PRO TiTAN 6" Composite Toe - which I bought recently to keep chips out when chainsawing, but haven't used enough to comment.

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#296331 - 06/08/20 02:54 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
gulliamo Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 172
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
Sunglasses. Must have.

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#296332 - 06/08/20 03:52 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: gulliamo]
Phaedrus Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2669
Loc: Big Sky Country
Originally Posted By: gulliamo
Sunglasses. Must have.


+1 to this! As a blue-eyed fellow I find sunglasses to be an absolute necessity. I actually keep two pairs of ANSI-rated safety glasses in my day pack and car; one is charcoal tinted and the other is clear. When I was a kid my dad lost his right eye in a construction accident when a nail head flew into his eye. Cheap safety glasses would have given him almost 40 more years of having both eyes. That lesson was not lost on me.
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#296508 - 06/28/20 08:42 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3360
Loc: USA
Totally agreed on sunglasses — I have them stashed everywhere. Mine are ballistic rated.

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#296510 - 06/29/20 10:04 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
Janysboy Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 03/20/19
Posts: 59
Shopping at Walmart, I found some reading glasses for 10 dollars. They're 3.0 diopters and give me adequately corrected vision both distant and close enough for reading. No affiliation of course.

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#296511 - 06/29/20 01:29 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3360
Loc: USA
Spare glasses, for me, in every kit!

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#296564 - 07/06/20 08:20 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2431
I think most peppers 2nd piece of gear is a simple water bottle.

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#296568 - 07/07/20 06:25 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: chaosmagnet]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 939
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Spare glasses, for me, in every kit!


Up vote on this one. I was walking around my house the other day and I collected all the various sets of reading glasses I stashed around the house - 15 to be exact! laugh And 3 pair of sunglasses. That took me by surprise. A few are scratched up and could be thrown out (i.e. recycled).

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