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    Default Homemade Ice Creepers

    Getting around all the ice crusted snow is proving difficult this year down in CT and I used my cleated wading boots last night to manuver on the ice which reminded me of an inexpensive way to make a pair of cleated boots.

    Just use a pair of lugged soled boots and screw into the lug bottoms some hex head shaped sheet metal screws.Obviously get the short shanked screws Thats it. And they're great for walking on ice or slippery rocks while fishing.

    I've attached detailed instructions.
    12 taps for 2009.
    30+ for 2010.
    30+ for 2011.
    2012- Still holding around 30+ with no help in sight.
    2013-Still a loner but what a Fantastic yielding year
    2014- Forever a loner

    Sap Haulers- Kids NADA, I tried but I'm on my own.
    Buckets and Sap Saks, 4 steam pans, Block Evaporator, and single burner propane for finishing.

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    not to steel your thread but

    I have some creepers some where??? man I could use them my driveway(like everyone else who's driveway isn't paved) is a pure sheet of ice since the warm thaw then refreeze. Fell twice yesterday, took a nice chunk of skin outta my elbow!!! didn't even know my wife saw said what did you do to your arm. hurt like hell but what ever I shook it off.

    Last week my wife fell in the driveway geez man like the sky was falling I never heard the end of it!!!
    may your sap be at 3%
    Brad

    www.willowcreeksugarhouse.com
    27 gravity, 64 buckets, est. 500 or so on Vacuum for 2014. maybe add 100 for 2015.
    Welsh 1397 vein pump and a Lap mech vert releaser
    2x6 ss phaneuf Drop flue, Leader woodsaver blower, homemade hood
    New 200 amp service to the sugarhouse
    300gph H2O RO
    husquvarna 562 XP..... just awe-some!!!! Love it!!! worth every penny!!!
    less than10 monthsuntil the start of the 2015 maple season

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    My driveway is paved and a complete sheet of ice. I have yak tracks, but never think of putting them on until after I fall.
    between sugarhouses, just a small cog in the ever expanding Spring Harvest Maple empire again this year
    275 on vac, Rv2 surge pump
    50 on gravity

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    I have used the screws in the bottom of my lug sole boots---MAN! How mother howls when I forget and walk in the house with them on!!!
    2 1/2 x8 Lapierre Waterloo-Small (oil fired)
    600gph Lapierre R/O w/2 membranes
    3500 taps and growing (vacuum and gravity)
    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/j...ks/Sugarhouse/
    Got a wife that just shakes her head

    Mike Christian
    505 Main St. Orwell, Vt.

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