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post #1 of 6 Old 01-25-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Walking on ice

Just read a brilliant DIY idea for walking on ice. For boots that have thick rubber (lug) soles, not Sorel types, use small hex screws and screw them into the thickest part of the soles and heels. The hex screw with the slot in them apparently works best. Definitely not for walking in the house. We are expecting freezing rain so I know how I'll be fixing my boots. Another trick that works is to pull old wool worksocks over your shoes or boots. Or just wear the felt liners. Wool grabs the ice.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-25-2012, 03:30 PM
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You mean screw screws in from the inside through to the outside? So that the point skewers the ice? If so, seems that it'd be a bit difficult to screw a screw in inside at the ball of the foot/shoe, plus the thickness of the heel'd prevent screw from reaching outside of heel. ?? So you screw in from the outside & just the head of screw prevents slipping on ice?
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-26-2012, 06:49 AM
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Why not just buy a set of removable ice creepers. They work and you don't put holes in expensive winter boots.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-26-2012, 07:29 AM
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Best thing I've found is stableicers. I tried yaktrax for a while, but they just didn't hold up, and they were prone to falling off.

This week has been HORRIBLE for ice at the barn! The paddocks are crazy icy. BO keeps sanding and sanding and sanding, but we're in this dreadful freeze-thaw-freeze cycle. The snow melted and made mud, which is also now frozen and thawing and freezing. There's only so much that sand can do, and salt just makes it worse, because it melts everything so when it freezes up again, it turns into a smooth sheet of ice.

I just leave a pair of duck shoes with the stableicers on them in the car. Huey has an easier time moving around on this frozen crud than I do. Much more of this, though, and I'm going to start having nightmares about him slipping on the ice and going down. :(
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-26-2012, 07:34 AM
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we just spread manure of the icy spots, smells real nice when it starts melting =P

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-26-2012, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SueNH View Post
Why not just buy a set of removable ice creepers. They work and you don't put holes in expensive winter boots.
Exactly! They are rather cheap too.

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