Gadgetgeek wrote:Look, its hard to know what would be best.
I just got another email from the mate in Connecticut, he reckons I should make 2 pairs, one warm set and one very warm set but also plan to buy a pair of NEOS insulated overboots "just in case" He knows I'm handy with the sewing and apart from the roo hides I have everything I need so why not?
But I think I can push the leather boots down to -15C and a bit more when moving and the ski boots even lower so maybe just the extra warm set and leave a layer off my legs.
After all sled hauling using snowshoes or skis is hard work so lots of excess warmth to shunt to the extremities
-25C to -30C doesn't worry me at all but that extra twenty or thirty negative degrees has me a little trepidacious.
I notice tho that the new Canadian Amy boot has added an extra bootie layer to cover the foot and toes area which is 4 layers of the woollen frieze so using the extra thick blanket seems reasonable to me.
We've had a cool change here in Geelong and I've been wearing the trial pair on the cold tiled floors all day and so far no sweaty feeling or cold feet so the liners will work well I think although 17C cold or even cool the bare tiles do suck the heat from you fast