Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A SNOWSHOE TOUR
The last picture is of my snowshoes. They are hand made by Jack Carey of Corner Brook, NL. They are called BeaverTails. I saw an episode of Land and Sea and they did a show on Jack and how he makes them and how long he has been at it. This had to be over 8 years ago and at that time, he had made over 12,000 snowshoes. I must say he has perfected the art. They are the best - the bindings are made of inner tubes from tractor trailers, the frames are made from Hi Tensile Spring Steel and the twine is tough, durable braided polypropylene twine. I really think they are indestructible. And light!!! You don't even know you are wearing them. I love mine. Mine are red and Rejean's are green.
If you want any information on how to contact Jack, let me know. I have emailed him to see if he is still in business and let him know I would be mentioning him in this blog.
That's it for now. See Ya Bye.