I love Winter. I hate cold feet. The Muck Boot company has been producing high quality, slip-on, waterproof work boots since I was a teenager. The ‘Chore’ model have been on my feet for some of the most amazing moments in my outdoors life.
The stories I could tell…
Well, maybe you can stay long enough for just one, eh?
It was January in the Medicine Hills. With a belly full of coffee and a rising sun warming the frozen prairie, I make my way to tend the cattle. A cow is away from the herd so I watch her from afar. She leads me right to the safely placed calf with her eyes like a bad quarterback. After I sook the herd, I make my way to tag the youngster and get a closer examination.
Oh No! It’s No. 69’s newborn! No. 69 is known around the ranch as “The Bitch”. Although one of the best mothers of the group, she had a blatent disregard for humans. She would try to eat your lunch any chance she could.
I tried to ease in around a Juniperus virginiana and approach the calf from out of sight of the mother. The next thing I knew, I was riding a cows head staring at my Muck Boot logo upside down thinking, “Damn boots outlasted me!” She literally ran around the tree 2 times with me somehow perfectly balanced on her head like a rodeo clown. She gave me a toss to the side and I tumbled once into a full on sprint followed by a leap onto the bed of the truck. Must’ve been the boots. 😀
The point of the story was twofold:
1. If you’re gonna be dumb, ya gotta be tough.
2. Muck Boots are AWESOME!
Now that I have gotten my point across about the boots, there is a special model that every winter camper, trapper, hunter, photographer, videographer, canoeist, etc. should at least consider purchasing. That is the Artic Pro Hunting Boot. It’s a true cold/wet barrier in 1 piece. No need for puttees or gaiters either.
So if you made it this far, I urge you to take Winter and your feet seriously! And, if you choose to purchase through the Amazon link below, you’ll be doing a service towards maintaining the Master Woodsman website.