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Author Topic: backpacking snowshoes - hands free  (Read 478 times)

Offline larchbum

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backpacking snowshoes - hands free
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:03:08 AM »
Looking for suggestions for harnessing up snowshoes in backpack fashon.   On pics it seems there is a split in usage of a single cross body strap and two shoulder straps.  I presume folks simply use leather straps fed through the lacing/frame.    One strap or two?  Suggestions on buckles -- something quick to fasten/unfasten?  Maybe some customizations that add comfort or utility?

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Re: backpacking snowshoes - hands free
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:19:05 PM »
I use a single strap attached to the webbing at the top and bottom of the shoes, slung across the shoulder ( like your shooting bag) with a buckle in the chest area for adjustment based on clothing worn.  Each end of the strap has leather thongs for tying to the shoes.

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Re: backpacking snowshoes - hands free
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »
A long while back I did this using a cord and a twig tied to each end acting like a toggle fed through the webbing at whatever position made it work. Same could be done with a leather wang.
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