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When I first started
homesteading I was using one pair of decent work boots as an all season
It wasn't working all that
well in our Rainforest like climate. My last all purpose boot was an
expensive pair of Timberlands, which only lasted 10 months before they got worn to the point of no
My new strategy is to split
the work into three chunks.
1. Dry to moist- Ariat hiking boots
2. Soaked in the ground wet- Muck Chore boots
3. Flooded over the calf- Pro Line hip waders
None of these options are
steel toed. Something I was forced to wear in the Navy where dropping
something heavy was an everyday possibility. I guess if I was doing more
industrial farming or working with a tractor I might consider going
back to wearing a steel toe.