|Boots coming undone while bushwacking|
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ArticleId: 4666 Written: 2016.07.06 by: Robin Tivy
Lots of people have trouble with my boots unlacing going thru the brush. So I thought I may as well start a discussion, so we all get some ideas. All three pairs of my hiking boots are the type with hooks in the top 3 positions, rather than eye holes.
There are two problems: knots coming undone, and laces coming off the hooks.
The crudest knot is to just tie a double, triple or quadruple square knot in the laces, and tuck in the ends. On my recent Burke mountain trip, I eventually settled on a fairly tight quadruple square knot with the ends tucked into my boot.
LACE COMING OFF HOOKS
#1837 - 2016.07.06 Simon Chesterton - Gaiters
I usually just wear gaiters if I'm doing any sustained amount of bushwacking to protect my shins mainly with the laces covered up secondary (along with keeping plant debris, needles etc. out of my boots).