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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ramblings on YakTrax Walkers...

Yak Trak Walkers

Frozen stuff is slippery to walk on! In my line work I hafta git-r-done whether the weather is good or not.

Working in the utility industry is a great job, but you better not go into that line of work if you don't like working outside.

Other than the thunderstorms in the spring and summer, winter weather is probably the most hazardous type of weather I work in... Many because of slips and sudden impacts that result thereafter with the ground.

To give myself a little more traction I invested in a pair of YakTraxs to wear when the conditions warranted.

So today I was working in the mountains where they had about 5 inches left on the ground. There are not many flat spots up there if you know what I mean. It is either going up or down hills so it was a perfect time to deploy the YakTrax's.

Yak Track Walkers Deployed

The YakTraxs are basically like snow chains for your boots (or shoes) and work pretty much like them. I easily navigated slopes to accomplish the tasks I was assigned and they helped me walk on some slippery snow and ice!

They easily slip over your boots and just as easily off WHEN you take them off. The YakTraxs are lightweight, so they will take up little room in your winter BOB and are worth the $20 I paid for them. I would lke the security of the YakTrax pros which have a strap which secures over top of your foot to really make them part of your boot.

The standard YakTrax Walkers seem to get the job done and $20 is cheap insurance to keep yourself vertical and not horizontal :)

Thank for reading!


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