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Winter Camping Clothing / Making my own Mukluk Boots
« on: March 04, 2009, 02:35:01 pm »
Hello all,

I'm new on here, please treat me gently...  I think I might have wrongly posted this in the 'Gear' section.  My appologies.

I'm after some advice and suggestions to help me make my own mukluk-type snow boots and other winter clothing.

My girlfriend and I are planning another trip to north Finland and Lapland later this year when we hope to do a 5 day husky trip.  We have done similar, shorter things over the years and have either rented or borrowed clothing and boots to cope with the severe cold (last time we had daytime temperatures down to -32'C).  However, we have never been particularly comfortable in this gear (who known how many sweaty toes and armpits had been there before ours...?) so for this longer trip we are hoping to source our own gear with a more traditional rather then high-tech approach.  As a bit of a personal challenge, and as a birthday present for Lou, I am hoping to make us a set of boots, mittens and a shell anorak each.

I have done a fair bit of research and background reading / surfing and have some idea about the style of boot I am after - duffel cloth or wool felt liner, leather lower and canvas uppers.  I have found UK sources of felt liner booties (to use as insulation), various hides and canvas / ventile.  As added potection I would also like to add a synthetic rubber sole to my creations.  I know this is not traditional but I would feel happier with them on!

All I need now is some patterns to follow.

If anyone could point me in the direction of websites, books, magazines or individuals who could assist and advise me then I would be very grateful.

Many thanks,

James

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Other Winter Camping Gear / Advice on making my own 'Mukluk' boots
« on: March 04, 2009, 01:49:01 pm »
Hello all,

I'm new on here, please treat me gently...

I'm after some advice and suggestions to help me make my own mukluk-type snow boots and other winter clothing.

My girlfriend and I are planning another trip to north Finland and Lapland later this year when we hope to do a 5 day husky trip.  We have done similar, shorter things over the years and have either rented or borrowed clothing and boots to cope with the severe cold (last time we had daytime temperatures down to -32'C).  However, we have never been particularly comfortable in this gear (who known how many sweaty toes and armpits had been there before ours...?) so for this longer trip we are hoping to source our own gear with a more traditional rather then high-tech approach.  As a bit of a personal challenge, and as a birthday present for Lou, I am hoping to make us a set of boots, mittens and a shell anorak each.

I have done a fair bit of research and background reading / surfing and have some idea about the style of boot I am after - duffel cloth or wool felt liner, leather lower and canvas uppers.  I have found UK sources of felt liner booties (to use as insulation), various hides and canvas / ventile.  As added potection I would also like to add a synthetic rubber sole to my creations.  I know this is not traditional but I would feel happier with them on!

All I need now is some patterns to follow.

If anyone could point me in the direction of websites, books, magazines or individuals who could assist and advise me then I would be very grateful.

Many thanks,

James

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