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#296325 - 06/07/20 02:21 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: chaosmagnet]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2115
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.

#296331 - 06/08/20 02:54 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
gulliamo Offline

Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 172
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
Sunglasses. Must have.

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

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2693
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.
“I'd rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” —Richard Feynman

#296508 - 06/28/20 08:42 AM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3367
Loc: USA
Totally agreed on sunglasses — I have them stashed everywhere. Mine are ballistic rated.

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

Registered: 03/20/19
Posts: 61
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.

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

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3367
Loc: USA
Spare glasses, for me, in every kit!

#296564 - 07/06/20 08:20 PM Re: Boring gear [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2445
I think most peppers 2nd piece of gear is a simple water bottle.

#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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