Does anyone know how to make snowshoes? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I've seen the metal and plastic ones sell for well over $125, and the wood & rawhide ones for about $100. I'd like to save a little money and make my own - does anyone know of any info on how to build a pair, please? (I'm really interested in the rawhide lacing part...)

Thank you!

-- Deb M. (, December 03, 1999


Hi Deb,

A looong time ago I went to a snowshoe making course, and finally had some passable snowshoes using about $20 worth of materials and 30 hours of my time. :)

So ... I'm thinking of ordering some from The Sportsman's Guide for $80 or $100 (depending on size). They have some emergency snowshoes for $20 (and some high-end snowshoes for $150).

-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (, December 04, 1999.


Hello and thanks. I've just ordered a pair of Tubbs snowshoes from LL Bean (on sale for $79.00!!!). They're the aluminum & neoprene style, so I'm interested to see how they work.

-- Deb M. (, December 04, 1999.

The information you want is in the Npv/Dec 1996 issue of Mushing Magazine.


-- walt (, December 04, 1999.

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