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Military Bunny Boots
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:37:54 PM »
Anyone got a good outlet for the old Military Bunny Boots?  If not anyone know a boot that is as good as they were for extreme cold?  Thanks
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2020, 12:34:37 AM »
Sure, Fred

Glad to help, google "Bates Vapor Barrier boots".

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You probably already know: White boots are for dry extreme dry cold. Black are for extreme wet cold. Keep the valves closed, unless you are physically air born.  Opening the valve helps equalize the pressure on your feet while you are in the air. Once on the ground keep them closed. Wear regular weight wool socks. They say they will keep your feet warm till -70 below. I have only experienced them down to -56 below. Wiggle your toes around to keep the circulation move and you will be OK.

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2020, 12:45:02 AM »
Black ones on amazon new. also Air Force mukluks, how about that
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 07:49:22 AM »
Are these the ones also called Donald Ducks?

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2020, 09:03:19 AM »
Fred, quick search on Micky Mouse Boots. Sportsman's Guide has both the White and Black and of course Amazon has them.
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2020, 09:56:26 AM »
The white boots are getting hard to find in good condition - especially in the larger sizes.  I've been looking for a couple of pairs in size 14 for a while.
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2020, 10:35:52 AM »
White ones are on the cover of the Sportsmans Guide catalog that hit my mail box yesterday.

Up to size 14.

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2020, 04:01:06 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Used to have a brand new pair of the white ones and a good used pair of the black ones.  Awesome boots for ice fishing and stands hunting.
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2020, 04:20:53 PM »
We used to use those also to hunt in idaho. The problem was the bottoms were so dang slippery. We solved that problem by grinding the bottoms to rough them up and smearing sikaflex or cement glue on the bottoms then putting round circles of paper stuck into that lightly and filling those with the same material while it was wet. Unbelievable how good of traction you get.It looked like a octopus tenicle foot print. You could go up super steep hills in the snow. Not the best ankle support but the feet were warm. Really weird walking on the road though. Felt like the ground was moving under you.

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2020, 11:04:20 AM »
I wore the white ones for 4 months at South Pole.  One pair of medium weight wool or polypropylene socks, will keep your feet warm at any temperature experienced in most of North America (I was there in summer, so only experienced down to -56F ambient/-129F windchill - but the winter overs said they were fine down to -80s ambient). 
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2020, 04:17:49 PM »
I wore the white ones for 4 months at South Pole.  One pair of medium weight wool or polypropylene socks, will keep your feet warm at any temperature experienced in most of North America (I was there in summer, so only experienced down to -56F ambient/-129F windchill - but the winter overs said they were fine down to -80s ambient).

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2020, 04:22:24 PM »
I wore the white ones for 4 months at South Pole.  One pair of medium weight wool or polypropylene socks, will keep your feet warm at any temperature experienced in most of North America (I was there in summer, so only experienced down to -56F ambient/-129F windchill - but the winter overs said they were fine down to -80s ambient).

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 04:24:27 PM »
White ones are on the cover of the Sportsmans Guide catalog that hit my mail box yesterday.

Up to size 14.

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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2020, 05:09:35 PM »
Roger, I called them up. They only have the white Bunny Boots to size 10, and the black ones to size 8 or something like that.   So the Girl Scouts could start selling Samoas to DoubleLung Antarctica, but I'm still on the hunt for some boots.  :chuckle:
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Re: Military Bunny Boots
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2020, 08:44:25 AM »
 :chuckle: :chuckle:

Found a white pr on Craigslist for $75.   :IBCOOL:
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