Footwear - hiking boots and barefoot running shoes reviewed.
Hi guys, I figured a new thread re. shoes was a good idea in light of my experiences camping over the last few days, because my wife and I did some ad-hoc testing of our newest footwear.
Firstly, I'd refer you to the barefoot running thread, because my wife was wearing Vivobarefoot Neos:
She'd chosen these as an all-round, hiking and running shoe, uses them daily for general purpose and a morning jog, and this was their first time out in the bush.
I was wearing Salomon Salomon 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX boots. I normally wear minimalist sneakers (Vivobarefoot Aqualites or Dunlop Volleys) for everyday use, and training. I only use these boots for bushwalking. I think they're discontinued (I got them on clearance) but they have newer versions:
We were down on the coast at Cape Liptrap (near Wilson's Prom. for you Aussies) where the coast is very rugged - lots of rocks, not a lot of beach, so we spent a couple of days clambering around craggy, black igneous rock from bay to bay exploring the coastline. It was tough terrain. My boots performed flawlessly: the solid soles offered excellent protection - a couple of times I landed on jutting edges, and not only did the boot protect from bruising, the soles offered such grip that the boot just stayed put, and I could use a small edge to hold my entire weight. Very secure.
My wife was similarly impressed with the Neos. Her feet blister when she looks at a boot, so these were the next best thing, we felt. They performed flawlessly. Excellent grip - even on wet rocks. The only thing was she had to be a little more careful with foot placement, as the soles offer little protection from bruising (sharp outcrops didn't hurt, though) and there's no ankle support.
Hey guys, was just sat here at my computer and I was wondering how big a factor fitness is for you and what you do to stay in shape/ improve your fitness?
for example I:
-Do Parkour once a week or more from 9am to 5pm.
-Go to my school gym and work on upper body strength and sometimes Parkour in the gymnastics room next door.
-cycle/run everywhere I go (unless I'm socialising with friends in which case I walk).
-Go on a morning jog 2/3 mornings a week with my friend.
-occasionally hike or go swimming.
-workout in my bedroom at home before bed.
Oct 23 2011, 12:39 PM EDT by
I Am a Campaigning Bastard.
I am what I am.
Jun 4 2011, 12:01 AM EDT by
rage like infected
ragers can't be called zombies . it don't describe them at all. However, i'd like to discuss the term rager. i'd like to say the fictional RAGE VIRUS is the most plausable and culturally relevent of the 2. people need to realize that although anything is possilble the mistical reanimation of corpes is highly unlikely. on the other hand a mutated existing pathogen, man made or otherwise is a plausible and possible real life threat. in this time and age the threat of infection is as real as it gets. please reply.
Nov 15 2009, 4:19 PM EST by
"Rage" zombies aren't new.
I would like everyone to remember the "Return of the Living Dead" series. They were all fast moving zombies in that series and the first film came out in 1985, nearly 20 years before 28 Days.
Although, the very first zombie in the original Night of the Living Dead was also kinda quick on his feet too.
Oct 18 2009, 5:46 PM EDT by
Moaners or Ragers
I'd rather fight Moaners... Ragers would be impossible to fight against for long.
Oct 18 2009, 12:55 PM EDT by
Notes on tanks
Take it but only take it to use as a barrier or an entrenched gun spot. Also can be used to get the hell out of there when you need to. I don't think that cars or zombies could stop a tank going 45+ miles an hour. And yes tanks can go 45+ miles an hour. Of course if your running don't slow down the tank should blow through zombies and not give any of them a chance to hang on. Of course then theres the problem of the drivers seat. It's completely separate from the rest of the tank so you couldn't run and gun without getting out and risking, and most likely, being eaten alive. So if your driving make sure to keep radio contact with however you have in the turret. I think the turret can hold 6 people uncomfortably, from experience(I went to Fort Knox on memorial day), four people is they want to sit down. I would suggest that before you try to make a run for it that you make sure you have a semi-clear path as to maximize the speed. Also once your a safe distance ditch the tank. The modern day Abrams runs on jet fuel so good luck finding more. The rest is basic. Keep supplies in the tank for when you leave, and take guns and ammo. If it has ammo you can use it if you like but I don't know if it will be effective, plus you have to figure out how to use the turret. Now for the drivers seat, the controls are similar to a motorcycle, it has handlebars not a wheel and two peddles. The buttons have labels that tell you what the do so I believe that after some practice driving it back to the base you should get used to it, as for telling fuel level I don't know if it has a gauge or not. Also the Drivers seat is RIGHT UNDER the turret's gun, so escape will be very difficult and almost if not impossible if you have a load of bodies or debris on top of you. Try to fit a scoop or shovel to the front if you can. - continued
Dec 24 2008, 1:03 PM EST by