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Title: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 16, 2020, 06:21:13 PM
Always a good reminder to be extra careful out there.
I had someone's old tent stake that was well used and beaten to almost a point dang near take my middle toe off today on my right foot. Let me tell you that was a painful hike out 6 miles and now I'm sitting in the emergency room getting my foot fixed. Luckily I carry a some first aid supplies with me.

Looking forward to getting back up there next year.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Magnum_Willys on September 16, 2020, 06:31:02 PM
Yikes!  Barefoot out there or go right thru your boot?   Usually its the darn sticks that catch under your sole and want to catapult you onto the rocks. 
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 16, 2020, 06:49:50 PM
Yikes!  Barefoot out there or go right thru your boot?   Usually its the darn sticks that catch under your sole and want to catapult you onto the rocks.
Well, I went back to where we had our camp setup  to take an short break since nothing was moving and threw on my camp Crocks to let the feet air out a bit.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Taco280AI on September 16, 2020, 07:02:03 PM
A real elk hunter would have self amputated, dressed it, and kept hunting  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Alchase on September 16, 2020, 07:45:21 PM
A real elk hunter would have self amputated, dressed it, and kept hunting  :chuckle:

 :yeah:

And not worried about tetanus for at least a week or more, I mean the symptoms do not show a almost 8 days.  :hello:

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Taco280AI on September 16, 2020, 09:23:03 PM
No need for tetanus shots if you cut it off quick enough, just like a zombie bite - cut off the extremity before the tainted blood gets past the cutoff point and you're fine.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Fl0und3rz on September 16, 2020, 09:27:31 PM
This thread is useless without pics.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 16, 2020, 09:32:20 PM
Sounds like you could have used a tow truck.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Fl0und3rz on September 17, 2020, 07:05:48 AM
:chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 07:16:25 AM
This thread is useless without pics.
Here you go, I left out the bone and tendons picture though.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 07:18:50 AM
A real elk hunter would have self amputated, dressed it, and kept hunting  :chuckle:
I'll have to man up before rifle Elk season starts in November.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 07:21:04 AM
No need for tetanus shots if you cut it off quick enough, just like a zombie bite - cut off the extremity before the tainted blood gets past the cutoff point and you're fine.
Unfortunately I got the ole Tetanus shot last night since I left the toe attached.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 07:25:23 AM
This would not have happened if you were running your crampons. Good thing you were running your ice axe as a cane on the hike out. I'm sure it helped.










 :yike:

(hoping you saw the other thread, otherwise you won't get the intended humor)
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2020, 07:34:17 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: bhawley76 on September 17, 2020, 07:37:35 AM
ice axe :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 07:48:13 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Fl0und3rz on September 17, 2020, 07:56:28 AM
This thread is useless without pics.
Here you go, I left out the bone and tendons picture though.

Ouch.

Rub some dirt on it and get back in the hills.

Sorry that happened.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 08:56:11 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol

It's not the Crocs' fault. I once bear hunted the high country for an entire weekend in Crocs. Our glassing spot was like 100 yards from our tent. Saw 8 bears that weekend, all of them in my Crocs.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 17, 2020, 09:17:02 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol

It's not the Crocs' fault. I once bear hunted the high country for an entire weekend in Crocs. Our glassing spot was like 100 yards from our tent. Saw 8 bears that weekend, all of them in my Crocs.

But did you kill any? Killing one in crocs would be good.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Rainier10 on September 17, 2020, 09:20:00 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol

It's not the Crocs' fault. I once bear hunted the high country for an entire weekend in Crocs. Our glassing spot was like 100 yards from our tent. Saw 8 bears that weekend, all of them in my Crocs.

But did you kill any? Killing one in crocs would be good.
I know he had to take those back country crocs off to go kill a goat once.  I was there for that, I was not there for this bear viewing trip that he speaks of.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2020, 09:21:03 AM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: CoryTDF on September 17, 2020, 09:21:34 AM
I took a broken branch to the foot on a backpacking trip last year. Put a nice hole in my foot. It happened on the first day of the trip and I decided to tough it out. Result was a major infection and many painful days of soaking in Epsom salts.


I always worry with the new knives like Havalon or Gerber Vital, that i may some day take a blade through the boot. When in the field I ALWAYS make it a point to push and old blade deep into the ground at the base of a tree or some other place there is next to zero chance it will never cause injury to another. Mostly, I try to pack them back out with me though. 

Bummer your hunt got cut short. hope the toe heals well and you have better luck on the next adventure!
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2020, 09:22:06 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol

It's not the Crocs' fault. I once bear hunted the high country for an entire weekend in Crocs. Our glassing spot was like 100 yards from our tent. Saw 8 bears that weekend, all of them in my Crocs.

But did you kill any? Killing one in crocs would be good.
I know he had to take those back country crocs off to go kill a goat once.  I was there for that, I was not there for this bear viewing trip that he speaks of.

Those must have been the Goat Rocks limited edition series.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Rainier10 on September 17, 2020, 09:27:57 AM
That is one heck of a cut.  So it went through your crocs and still did that?

Did you make the area safe and do something with that tent stake?

Really sorry this happened.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 09:38:25 AM
That is one heck of a cut.  So it went through your crocs and still did that?

Did you make the area safe and do something with that tent stake?

Really sorry this happened.
Yeah, punched right through the foam soles.   We pulled the stake when went to investigate what did it, I was thinking cut off branch or something. Found the stake and pulled it.

I don't hunt in Crocs, never have. Only wear them in camp to let the feet air out and still be able to walk around.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 17, 2020, 09:40:24 AM
A mere scratch my boy.

Anytime I'm in the back country and ride around a blind corner with the mules to find lamas in the trail, my life starts flashing before my eyes. I know one lady that had a bee hive result in a punctured lung and helicopter flight out of the Eagle Caps.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 09:42:51 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol

It's not the Crocs' fault. I once bear hunted the high country for an entire weekend in Crocs. Our glassing spot was like 100 yards from our tent. Saw 8 bears that weekend, all of them in my Crocs.

But did you kill any? Killing one in crocs would be good.
Unfortunately I didn't kill anything. That was supposed to happen today..lol
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2020, 09:43:25 AM
Yup.
Had some fire displaced goats at my place the last week.
Mules can't see them but can hear and smell them.

Lots of snort blowing, ears up, and ready to bolt going on. LOL
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: CoryTDF on September 17, 2020, 10:49:07 AM
A mere scratch my boy.

Anytime I'm in the back country and ride around a blind corner with the mules to find lamas in the trail, my life starts flashing before my eyes. I know one lady that had a bee hive result in a punctured lung and helicopter flight out of the Eagle Caps.

Forgive the ignorance but are Llamas something that makes mules freak out? Also, that is some scary stuff about that lady. Things like that make me happy I bought a SPOTX. 
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: KFhunter on September 17, 2020, 11:10:13 AM
Eww broke pelvis can kill you, major arteries can be severed

Thats a life flight, glad you made it

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Alchase on September 17, 2020, 11:27:50 AM
Ouch.
Good luck in November.


Just packed my steel toe Crocks.
My buddy kept telling me as I was packing up my camp "I told you two Crocks were a bad idea". I'm like it's not the Crocks fault..lol

It's not the Crocs' fault. I once bear hunted the high country for an entire weekend in Crocs. Our glassing spot was like 100 yards from our tent. Saw 8 bears that weekend, all of them in my Crocs.

But did you kill any? Killing one in crocs would be good.

You would think it would be fairly easy, all the animals are laughing their butts off at the worlds ugliest plastic shoes!
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 17, 2020, 11:44:36 AM
A mere scratch my boy.

Anytime I'm in the back country and ride around a blind corner with the mules to find lamas in the trail, my life starts flashing before my eyes. I know one lady that had a bee hive result in a punctured lung and helicopter flight out of the Eagle Caps.

Forgive the ignorance but are Llamas something that makes mules freak out? Also, that is some scary stuff about that lady. Things like that make me happy I bought a SPOTX.
Llamas will make a good %95 of all horses and mules freak. The more the unexpected it is, the worst the reaction is. When it happens in a relatively flat spot that a person can bail off their horse if they have to... it's a pretty funny sight to behold as long as you aren't in the middle of it.

Being able to contact the outside world isn't needed %99 of the time, but that %1 is pretty critical. A family friend ran an outfitting business in Idaho for over 30 years and had to call EMS 2 times. Once for a client with a heart issue and once when his femur broke a couple of days after being kicked by a horse. When things go wrong you got to have a plan, and you always have to plan on things going wrong.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 11:49:46 AM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/b612acc84c2a09dff61f053b3c5e0c36.jpg)
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 17, 2020, 11:55:55 AM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/b612acc84c2a09dff61f053b3c5e0c36.jpg)
As soon as Kuiu comes out with a cup holder for their bags that's convenient for Starbucks cups, you yuppies will have it made. 
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 11:59:12 AM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/b612acc84c2a09dff61f053b3c5e0c36.jpg)
As soon as Kuiu comes out with a cup holder for their bags that's convenient for Starbucks cups, you yuppies will have it made. 

That one burned deep.

Is this close enough?

I don't run the KUIU stuff.
.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 12:10:41 PM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/b612acc84c2a09dff61f053b3c5e0c36.jpg)
There is my problem, I was only running 2wd..lol should of had em in 4wd  :bash:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: konradcountry on September 17, 2020, 12:26:20 PM
I shot a bear while wearing crocs and shorts.

Had been tracking him near a river and didn't expect him to pop at the time.

Don't knock the crocs.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 17, 2020, 12:37:05 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 12:50:58 PM
What a croc.... I had a cut that looked just like this once. It was terrible, I was hiking in the spring out near Cheney and if anyone knows the area well enough it has tons of run-off and green areas in the basalt fill with water for weeks. Well I had to cross a flooded pasture with cow pies floating in it and everything so I take off my boots socks and pants and start wading across when suddenly some tall canary grass runs between my toes and slices me wide open! It instantly burned and hurt like hell. I continued across and got out of the water to find the grass still embedded in the cut and I couldn't believe how bad that cut was after seeing it. I instantly panicked thinking it would get infected from all that cow manure but miraculously it healed up just fine with a few stitches and now my toes aren't so webbed on that foot. It's a terrible place to get a cut, between your toes. Eeeek!
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: MADMAX on September 17, 2020, 12:52:05 PM
Eww broke pelvis can kill you, major arteries can be severed

Thats a life flight, glad you made it

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Should have had crocs on :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Alchase on September 17, 2020, 12:55:28 PM
Above Winthrop back in the early 90s,  we had a big camp of RVs, Trailer, and Tents, and we use to stay at the Meadow spot. Big turn-around at the end of the Winter feed meadow.
All the guys (I think 8) decided to hit the Bear Creek Trail and head on up to the last road (D-road) for the day. It is a good 3-4 mile to where were would head up the fingers and work the ridge back towards camp.
Back in camp about 8:30 am, one of the wives looked out their RV window and spotted a nice buck in the buck brush about 30 yards out. She threw her blaze orange vest on top of her nightgown, stepped out of the RV and dropped the buck. She got dressed, and asked two hunters if they would help drag it back to the meat pole.
She was the only one to get a buck that day. Pretty humbling for all of us that hiked a ton of miles and got skunked,  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jstone on September 17, 2020, 01:13:27 PM
Thatís a cool story
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 01:15:20 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 01:22:56 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2020, 01:26:24 PM
Especially since they are actually 1 wheel drive.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 17, 2020, 01:54:28 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
A waste of money like buying crocs to wear hunting. Yuppies buying yuppie stuff. Things they do don't always make sense to the common folk.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 02:14:23 PM
Ya know I used to wear moccasins alot. The guy who shears my sheep spent many years living on the Falkland Islands and he comes to my house wearing regular shoes. Then he sits down and takes them off and gets out his favorite "moccasin looking" shoes that are handmade on the Falkands by herders and he prefers to wear them while he is shearing. He is getting up in his yrs and it must be the memories he has of the islands. He said someone he knows there sent him this pair about three yrs ago as a gift and he cherishes them. He once could shear a hundred sheep a day when he was young. But those shoes are so neat to me and the story behind them! Lol
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 17, 2020, 02:16:58 PM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/b612acc84c2a09dff61f053b3c5e0c36.jpg)
As soon as Kuiu comes out with a cup holder for their bags that's convenient for Starbucks cups, you yuppies will have it made. 

That one burned deep.

Is this close enough?

I don't run the KUIU stuff.
.
You're getting there.
It's fun to pick on the backpacking crowd. Packed a bull for some friends the other day. Made it to their camp the night before, got to the elk the next day, got it loaded, and got back to the trail head. 24 hour turn around from leaving the pickup to getting back to it. Anyway, the morning I woke up in their camp, the reaction to me opening a can of pop I had in my saddle bags was pretty comical. Some of us just aren't built to be part of the croc wearing, one with nature, crowd. We just prefer a more comfortable standard of living.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 02:29:40 PM
How about one of these to go with your yuppie stuff!?
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: konradcountry on September 17, 2020, 03:35:59 PM
Crocs are for everyone. Not sure where you guys got the idea that they are for hippies and yuppies.

Would I hike for miles in crocs? Heck no but they are good for walking around river areas.

Anyways here is the bear I took in crocs and shorts with a 12 gauge.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 04:23:54 PM
 :chuckle: Your backyard must be crazy!
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 04:28:29 PM
We are totally joking and basically hijacked his thread. Back to the injury!
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 05:52:08 PM
We are totally joking and basically hijacked his thread. Back to the injury!
Itís all good, plus the thread went sideways about 3 pages ago.lol
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 06:18:16 PM
Yeah I wasn't joking about my grass injury. It totally looked like my toe was gonna be lost but it healed without infection. I had to be diligent about changing gauze and keeping ointment on it though. Keep two toes taped together too! It helped me from pulling the wound open accidentally.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: predatorpro on September 17, 2020, 07:08:16 PM
Crocs are for everyone. Not sure where you guys got the idea that they are for hippies and yuppies.

Would I hike for miles in crocs? Heck no but they are good for walking around river areas.

Anyways here is the bear I took in crocs and shorts with a 12 gauge.
I wont even let my kids wear crocs....next thing i know they will be driving a subaru and wearing a patagonia sweater....
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 17, 2020, 07:25:21 PM
Yeah I wasn't joking about my grass injury. It totally looked like my toe was gonna be lost but it healed without infection. I had to be diligent about changing gauze and keeping ointment on it though. Keep two toes taped together too! It helped me from pulling the wound open accidentally.
Iím doing the same with the ointment and gauze. The ointment also helps to keep the gauze from sticking. I taped the two toes together When I hiked out, it helped a lot.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 17, 2020, 07:49:44 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

They used to. Guess I broke the 4wd one day, never repaired it. Probably just poor maintenance,  or maybe taking them to areas beyond there capabilities.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 08:34:52 PM
Real men hunt in their Crocks and underwear.

It's just cooler.


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200917/b612acc84c2a09dff61f053b3c5e0c36.jpg)
As soon as Kuiu comes out with a cup holder for their bags that's convenient for Starbucks cups, you yuppies will have it made. 

That one burned deep.

Is this close enough?

I don't run the KUIU stuff.
.
You're getting there.
It's fun to pick on the backpacking crowd. Packed a bull for some friends the other day. Made it to their camp the night before, got to the elk the next day, got it loaded, and got back to the trail head. 24 hour turn around from leaving the pickup to getting back to it. Anyway, the morning I woke up in their camp, the reaction to me opening a can of pop I had in my saddle bags was pretty comical. Some of us just aren't built to be part of the croc wearing, one with nature, crowd. We just prefer a more comfortable standard of living.

Sounds to me like some of you arenít tough enough to not have cans of pop in camp
:chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 17, 2020, 08:37:04 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
A waste of money like buying crocs to wear hunting. Yuppies buying yuppie stuff. Things they do don't always make sense to the common folk.

Says the guy who needs livestock to carry his creature comforts.
:chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: konradcountry on September 17, 2020, 08:42:35 PM
I wont even let my kids wear crocs....next thing i know they will be driving a subaru and wearing a patagonia sweater....

Nah that crowd stopped wearing crocs once they came out with the camo edition.

Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2020, 09:15:50 PM
Some closet Croc wearers here.
You can always tell despite what they say.

Same ones probably install a ballon over the end of their weapon to help it stay clean while  in use.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 09:42:48 PM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

They used to. Guess I broke the 4wd one day, never repaired it. Probably just poor maintenance,  or maybe taking them to areas beyond there capabilities.

Ya sure you weren't wearing these?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 09:50:08 PM
Some closet Croc wearers here.
You can always tell despite what they say.

Same ones probably install a ballon over the end of their weapon to help it stay clean while  in use.
You're talking about protecting your frontstuffer!
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 18, 2020, 08:01:50 AM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
A waste of money like buying crocs to wear hunting. Yuppies buying yuppie stuff. Things they do don't always make sense to the common folk.

Says the guy who needs livestock to carry his creature comforts.
:chuckle:
More of a choice to travel in style. The looks of envy I get riding up to pack an elk with a couple of mules are considerably more substantial than one would get from having the newest limited edition crocs.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 18, 2020, 08:08:09 AM
Same ones probably install a ballon over the end of their weapon to help it stay clean while  in use.
Being cool and wrapping your tool is always good advice when exploring the bush. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 18, 2020, 08:54:58 AM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
A waste of money like buying crocs to wear hunting. Yuppies buying yuppie stuff. Things they do don't always make sense to the common folk.

Says the guy who needs livestock to carry his creature comforts.
:chuckle:
More of a choice to travel in style. The looks of envy I get riding up to pack an elk with a couple of mules are considerably more substantial than one would get from having the newest limited edition crocs.

Well I havenít added to my collection in at least a year.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 18, 2020, 09:02:10 AM
My kids have several pairs of these. You can literally hose them off and they are dry in no time.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 18, 2020, 09:08:13 AM
My kids have several pairs of these. You can literally hose them off and they are dry in no time.

Those don't look very breathable.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 18, 2020, 09:16:53 AM
My kids have several pairs of these. You can literally hose them off and they are dry in no time.

Those don't look very breathable.
Not at all, they are good for playing in the mud though and then you just wash them anyway. Spray a little arm and hammer in them and your good.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 18, 2020, 09:17:48 AM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
A waste of money like buying crocs to wear hunting. Yuppies buying yuppie stuff. Things they do don't always make sense to the common folk.

Says the guy who needs livestock to carry his creature comforts.
:chuckle:
:yeah:  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 18, 2020, 09:27:54 AM
My kids have several pairs of these. You can literally hose them off and they are dry in no time.

Those don't look very breathable.
Not at all, they are good for playing in the mud though and then you just wash them anyway. Spray a little arm and hammer in them and your good.

I just don't see how they would run in my system, just looking at the big picture. Maybe if I stepped on a few tent spikes they'd get some better airflow. I only run things with good airflow.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 18, 2020, 09:32:32 AM
My kids have several pairs of these. You can literally hose them off and they are dry in no time.

Those don't look very breathable.
Not at all, they are good for playing in the mud though and then you just wash them anyway. Spray a little arm and hammer in them and your good.

I just don't see how they would run in my system, just looking at the big picture. Maybe if I stepped on a few tent spikes they'd get some better airflow. I only run things with good airflow.
Ouch.. :chuckle: That hurts thinking about it.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: theleo on September 18, 2020, 09:49:53 AM
I wear my wifeís baby blue crocs because Iím to lazy to buy my own. Always good for a few wise  cracks from the peanut gallery. Needless to say theyíre only the 2 wheel drive model.

They donít even have the straps???
Thatís like buying a 2wd Jeep. What the heck.

Do they make 2wd jeeps? For that matter, why do they even make 2wd pickups? What a waste of money.
A waste of money like buying crocs to wear hunting. Yuppies buying yuppie stuff. Things they do don't always make sense to the common folk.

Says the guy who needs livestock to carry his creature comforts.
:chuckle:
:yeah:  :chuckle:
Well, if you're going to chime in can we get a quick raise of hands of those that haven't attempted cutting their toes of while wearing crocs this year? :hello:

My kids have several pairs of these. You can literally hose them off and they are dry in no time.

Those don't look very breathable.
Not at all, they are good for playing in the mud though and then you just wash them anyway. Spray a little arm and hammer in them and your good.

I just don't see how they would run in my system, just looking at the big picture. Maybe if I stepped on a few tent spikes they'd get some better airflow. I only run things with good airflow.
Big enough holes and they'll be good for draining any accumulated fluids or moisture out as well.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 18, 2020, 10:46:02 AM
Aye!

I did step on a nail building my deck with my crocs on. Zero protection. Like, it didnít even slow the nail down at all. Just poked me though fortunately. Only a little blood. Hoses them out and they were good to go. If I had them in 4 lo, it may have been a different story.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Stein on September 18, 2020, 10:53:25 AM
People still wear those things?  I thought they died a humane death in the midwest a decade ago.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 18, 2020, 11:18:51 AM
People still wear those things?  I thought they died a humane death in the midwest a decade ago.

That was just a vicious rumor started by someone that got laughed at by the gas station attendant for wearing 2wd blue crocs. They're actually thriving and migrating into new environments. Some are evolving for cold weather habitats.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Buckmark on September 18, 2020, 11:51:52 AM
There are crocs for eveyone

1) h20hunter crocs
2) Every fisherman on here crocs
3) DRock crocs
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: savagehunter on September 18, 2020, 11:54:59 AM
all very funny posts to a very serious situation that points out how good clean fun can turn into an ordeal. Huge props to Jason's toughness to pack up his camp and get out on his own. 6 miles with a foot wound that required 8 stitches.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: jackelope on September 18, 2020, 12:46:24 PM
I have the fur lined crocs. Just putting that out there. Theyíre life changing.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: konradcountry on September 18, 2020, 02:13:30 PM
Moral of the story is to always bring your crocs when hunting.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 18, 2020, 02:21:25 PM
Moral of the story is to always bring your crocs when hunting.
Thatís not the moral of the story, nobody was wearing Crocs while hunting, not even me.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: 7mmfan on September 18, 2020, 03:01:39 PM
Moral of the story, where D-Rock's crocs to avoid tent spike incidents.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: LDennis24 on September 23, 2020, 06:45:00 AM
You mean Deez Rock Crocs!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Buckmark on September 23, 2020, 09:05:37 AM
The ultimate High buck hunt crock, compliments the ice axe quite well  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Platensek-po on September 23, 2020, 09:07:27 AM
The ultimate High buck hunt crock, compliments they ice axe quite well  :chuckle:
You could totally pack out a deer on them bad boys
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Seabass on September 24, 2020, 12:24:07 PM
That's 30 minutes of my life I'll never get back :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: KFhunter on September 24, 2020, 03:06:32 PM
Did you all see the fb post about Crispi boots?

Looks like fake leather(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/a64b9036ab990bd46743ac2661f077a4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 24, 2020, 03:12:04 PM
Did you all see the fb post about Crispi boots?

Looks like fake leather(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/a64b9036ab990bd46743ac2661f077a4.jpg)

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Looks like some type of high tech aerospace foam.. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: KFhunter on September 24, 2020, 03:14:53 PM
I got a new pair of kenetrek, tried them on in the store, then went to Idaho chasing elk.

No break in, just grease and go.

Got lucky, not one blister.

(I did have a roll of mole tape with me)

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Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: KFhunter on September 24, 2020, 03:16:21 PM
Can't find my crocs, they were the green ones with lockers...

So wore the kenetreks with laces undone and tucked in so I didn't drag em.

(safer around tent stakes anyways)

Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Jason on September 24, 2020, 05:58:03 PM
Can't find my crocs, they were the green ones with lockers...

So wore the kenetreks with laces undone and tucked in so I didn't drag em.

(safer around tent stakes anyways)
It's all fun and games until you trip over a tent stake and twist your ankle from not having your boots laced up correctly.
Title: Re: Be Careful In The Backcountry
Post by: Stein on September 24, 2020, 08:26:28 PM
How are you guys tripping over stakes?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200925/f44b89415701827d8be7a67c701a9c8a.jpg)


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