When hunting abroad, weight restrictions make carrying backup gear difficult. The LOWA boots that were on my feet when I left Idaho to hunt Ibex in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan were the same boots I wore to 16,000 feet and sub-zero temperatures on this expedition.
Three years and two pair of boot laces later, the same boots were on my feet as I crawled into a cave after a wounded javelina in the arid Sonoran desert of Mexico. No backups.
That's why I always wear Lowa boots.
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