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Hey there, /Out/ I was hoping I could get some help/advice on purchasing a pair of boots for my friend. He has a very specific criteria and I am finding it difficult to keyword so I hoped I could find some help here! He wants; -waterproof -breathable -quiet -steel toed -black -suitable for work and hiking I should mention his current pair of boots were about 300$ and I can't exactly meet that price range, but still wish to purchase something suitable up to about 200$. (I am a tad nervous of him judging based on expense) Would any of you guys happen to have any recommendations? Thanks in advance, you're truly helping me out. Pic related, Metro 9" WP SZ Safety, the boots I'm currently leaning towards.
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ITT: UTAH I am going to be out West for a couple weeks and will be hitting Utah for approximately one week towards the end of this month. I am an experienced backpacker and have solo'd VT and NH on the Appalachian Trail and some more moderate stuff in Colorado. [Goes without saying I am proficient in all facets of clean camp, water purification, packing and have top shelf equipment] My fitness is not terrible, but not great right now, so that is a factor. I can suck it up pretty well but I am not sure if I'm looking for any quad-busting, lung-shredding 5k ft+-'s or anything. Basically, I'm looking for draw dropping scenery, moderate or minimal ups-and-downs, reasonably reliable water sources, etc. I like remoteness, but also am not looking to get Aron Ralstoned or anything, as I'll be alone. Any thoughts? Pic not really related; Molas Pass 2010
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What's your method of washing clothes innawoods? Well for starters I only bring synthetics, which are light, pack small, and dry quickly. I fill a 10L drybag halfway full with water, put a few drops of Dawn inside, put in soiled clothes and roll up the bag with some air inside and shake for 10 minutes or so, then dump out the dirty water, wring out moisture from clothes, and rinse, and wring again. Hang from hammock until dry. wondering your techniques are, so I can possibly improve on my own method.