Ida O. Johnsen Snowshoes May 23rd, 2018 - 15:26:16
Maybe youre not a big fan of winter or it could be that its too cold or you just stay inside in the winter months because you dont know what to do with yourself outside in the snow. Skiing or snowboarding is not an option so what could you possibly do that might boost your mood and help you enjoy winter a bit more? In a word snowshoeing. This sport is growing like gangbusters and those that try it out find out what all the hub-bub is all about. You can snowshoe almost anywhere its easy to learn and the cost of equipment is not bad. Winter came seem almost fun if you get outside and embrace it by playing in the snow. Snowshoes like MSR Lightning Ascent and Atlas Elektra or Tubbs Frontiers are great options.
Or you can just hang and dry it out again but you will have to go through the soaking process again. Dry rawhide will last for a very long time in humid climates you may have to watch for mold or bugs not in Wyoming though drier than a popcorn fart around here. Which ever project you are making consider what type of rawhide will work best for you. We have made drums lampshades rawhide containers laced furniture and snowshoes and braided rawhide. Each project requires careful thought as to just how much do I relax the skin. Have fun with your rawhide and if you have any questions or need some tips just email me at [email protected] Joe Brandl Absaroka Tannery provides you with the best in custom tanning your skins.
Snowshoeing is a fun winter recreation activity whose popularity has stayed strong since its inception and right up through today. Its also a popular and easy way to get around in snowbound areas during the winter. Nowadays there are many types of snowshoes for many types of activities. Heres a rundown of each type to help you choose the right snowshoes for your lifestyle and activity. The three main types of snowshoes are: Running & Aerobic Style These snowshoes were built with lighter weight materials than normal snowshoes to allow for faster movement. They also feature an extra cleat or cleats for additional traction while you are running or walking fast. Also the bindings will allow for you to insert running or athletic shoes so they lace up and cradle as well. There are actually snowshoe races and this is the type of snowshoe that is used in that type of race. This type of snowshoe is right for anyone who will need to move fast or just wants to walk around their town. These are not appropriate for snowshoeing in rugged terrain.
Look for fleshing cuts on the back side of the skin when laying out your pattern. These thin areas can break through when the rawhide is drying. Also brands can be a problem. Darker rawhide is stronger than light lighter spots usually have a higher fat content and can be weaker. A thought for drum makers. I have cut my pattern out while the rawhide is dry then soak just that piece. If you do decide to soak the whole skin and either have scraps left over or find you do not have time to work with the rawhide right away just place it in a plastic bag and freeze. Thaw out in water or room temperature to use again. Do not take out and forget it it will begin to spoil after a couple of days.