Five Boots That Should Be on Every Prepper's Wish List
Have you given much thought to what you're wearing on your feet right
now? If you haven't, then congratulations! You have found the perfect
pair of shoes for your feet. Having great footwear means you don't have
to worry about your feet. You might even forget that you're wearing
If your shoes are leaky and uncomfortable however, they will
hinder everything you do, especially in a survival situation. You may
be able to put up with them while sitting behind a desk at your day job,
but when the going gets tough, you're going to be spending a lot of
time on your feet. Whatever shoes you are wearing when disaster strikes
can make or break you, so it's best choose wisely.
If you're a
prepper who's currently looking for a new pair of boots, the main
quality you should be looking for is versatility. Right now we have the
luxury of owning several pairs of shoes that are specialized for various
tasks. But when the SHTF, you might only have room one set of shoes you
can rely on. They should not only be comfortable and broken in, but
they should be fairly lightweight, breathable, and durable. They should
be suitable for the region you live in, but versatile enough to be
useful in any climb or place. With those qualities in mind, here are the
five best boots for preppers.
Timberland boots are it.
hardcore shoes have been in production since 1973, and were the first
shoes made to be water resistant. While there have been several
variations on the design, the original boot is still widely produced and
has been kicking butt for over 40 years. Timberlands are well known as
for their comfort, appearance, and long lasting tread, and they'll serve
you well if you need to survive live in any cold or wet region.
Caterpillar Brand boots.
have become quite popular among constructions workers and roofers.
These industries are among the most dangerous in the world, and their
workers need high quality shoes more than anyone else. If these folks
like them, then you know they are great shoes for dangerous conditions.
Not only are they comfortable and durable, but they are built with
safety in mind.
British made boots
are probably among the most popular shoes ever made. Originally
designed by a German doctor after WW2, they found service among postmen,
cops, and blue collar workers, before gaining popularity among various
subcultures in Britain. They were even used by British soldiers serving
in Northern Ireland. With that kind of record, you know they're
versatile. Not only that, they're well known for being super
comfortable. These were the first shoes to ever utilize an air cushioned
sole, and very few brands have been able to match that level of
are made specifically for some of the most dangerous jobs on earth,
namely loggers and wildland firefighters. They sport a thick heavy duty
tread that is tough enough to hammer nails with, and leather uppers that
are oil resistant, and are capable of withstanding up to 500 degrees
Fahrenheit. These hardcore boots will last you a lifetime, and will
protect your feet through just about harrowing situation you can
There are two main characteristics you should look for when
buying this kind of boot. Brand name and tread. The label on the tongue
should either read "Belleville" or "Wellco" (I've tried both and they're pretty much identical) and the tread should be made by Vibram.
wore mine for over two years, and walked at least 1,500 miles in them
before trying a few different brands. I've recently gone back to them
because frankly, I could have squeezed another thousand miles out of
them. They are comfortable beyond belief, and in my experience they
don't require any effort to break them in. Even with a steel toe, they
still feel lighter than the other boots on this list (with the exception
of Doc Martens). Overall, they meet all the criteria for good prepper
boots, and much much more.
At the end of the day you get what you
pay for with footwear, and these shoes will give you the biggest bang
for your buck, guaranteed.
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