Sunday, April 24, 2016

Survival Footwear: Salomon Quest 4D Forces

A bit disappointed with my Merrells (interior fabric broke in less than 6 months) but I have high hopes for my new Salomon Quest 4D Forces. Reviews are excellent, it’s often mentioned as one of the best choices in light hiking boots, usually along with Asolo Fugitive and Lowa Renegade II.The Quest are very comfortable, provide excellent support and although I haven’t used them nearly enough all reviews mention how durable they are.

What’s survival footwear by the way? Think of it this way: If your car breaks down and you have to walk a few miles back home. If there’s a disaster and there’s debris and broken glass to navigate through in your usually nice sidewalks, if you have no choice but to walk across uneven terrain or along paths and muddy trails to reach safety, if you have to stick with whatever’s on your feet right now for a few days or a few months. What would you rather have? If you think of it this way, you’ll be selecting what you wear with a different perspective and making the best of whatever dress code you have to work around.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


TampaMark said...

Some people have to learn the hard way about wearing boots in fringed weather:

TampaMark said...

...And this about keeping feet dry:

This goes to what my father told me when he served in the US Army in Europe during WWII. He spent a lot of time in a fox hole during the winter of 1944-45. Since the US Army, in their infinite wisdom, forgot to order wool lined boots after Normandy, he had his sisters make 3 paris of woolen socks for him. What he did was he rotated the socks to keep them dry (one pair in his helmet, one on his chest and one on his feet). Since feet perspire, he told me, he rotated the socks and he always had a warm, dry pair on his feet and never had frostbite.

Steve said...

Consider Mountian Wharehouse a private brand out of England

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