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of bleach. This is to keep bacteria from developing. If you dont the rawhide will stink after a couple of days. Doesnt affect the rawhide much but your friends will avoid you for a few days after working with this stinking rawhide. If the rawhide in not relaxed enough soak longer but add the pinesol/bleach. After relaxing the lace rinse with warm water and begin your project. Rawhide skins: The larger and thicker the skin the longer it will take to relax it. Please note no skin will ever relax to its original state (i.e. When the skin was first removed from the animal and hair was removed) It will be close but once processed into a dried skin the fibers shrink and just cannot fully rejuvenate. OK lets start with deer and elk skins. Find a container large enough to get at least half of the skin submerged.
Snowshoes for adults can cost anywhere from $75.00 to $250.00 depending on your taste and skill level. On the other hand kids snowshoes will be less expensive. Decide on where you will be snowshoeing. There are kids snowshoes and adult snowshoes that are designed almost exclusively for flat trails. You can get snowshoes that are designed for specific uses like running icy trails mountaineering back country etc. Unless you are very experienced or racing competitively a good quality middle of the road snowshoe will be more than adequate. Some features to look for are steel toe claws lightweight construction and possibly poles.
If you are purchasing a first pair snowshoes for you or your child it might be a good idea to rent snowshoes first. After you have tried snowshoeing once or twice and decided that it is for you the next step is to get your own. Rented snowshoes are often less comfortable and always a lower quality product than ones you will purchase new. So if you enjoyed snowshoeing on the rented pair you will love snowshoeing on a new pair. A good tip is to buy new and try to avoid buying used snowshoes. There are quite a few different types of snowshoes on the market. When selecting which snowshoe is right for you it is wise to shop for quality and stick to the leading names in the industry.
If you are into winter outdoor adventures chances are you are either into snowshoeing or have given it some serious thought. It is an ideal way to pass the hours in the great outdoors. However if you are new to snowshoeing you want to be sure you purchase the right equipment. There are many good snow shoes and cleats to choose from and they can be found in various price ranges designed to fit anyones budget. One thing you want to be sure of is that you do invest in quality snowshoes; otherwise you will find it can be very frustrating to use inferior equipment. This is especially important if you are just learning how to snowshoe as there are techniques that go along with it.