gaiter repairs

1:01 p.m. on February 13, 2014 (EST)
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my old tried and true gaiters, an ancient pair of mountain hardwear nutshells, suffered a minor failure today during a monster snow-shoveling of the cords under my instep ripped, the other was dangerously close.  it happens periodically.  usually, i carry a little utility cord, tie it on, and off i go.

today, given the snow day and the breakage close to home, i had access to the spindles of sterling cord that i keep at home.  just cut a few lengths of 2.75 mm cord, burned the ends to finish them, and tied them on, using a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the knots really tight.  

(earlier this morning, more shoveling, i had a pair of OR crocodiles on.  i don't know what they use for those instep straps, but they are ridiculously durable).  

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