FIND BRANCHES. Cut down two thickly
vegetative branches 2-3 ft long (60-90 cm) from a fir or
2. TIE STRING.
Tie a string about 2 ft long (60 cm) around the
base of the branch at a branching near the cut off end,
in the branch as shown.
3. TIE STRING
AGAIN. Tie string again around the base but on
the opposite side of the branching. This ensures that
the string is fixed in any direction.
4. ATTACH TO
SHOE. Tie string to the front of your
shoe. Make sure it goes through the front shoe lace
threading holes as in the picture. Make sure all ends
and sides of the branch are pointing up away from the
Your shoe should be able to flip up to an angle
of around 30 degrees. This is very important, the
snowshoes must pivot around your toes and drag in
the back. If the snow shoes don't pivot the front ends
will go into the snow and you can't move forwards.
If you have done everything right you will be
able to walk on the snow with your emergency