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How To Make Emergency Snowshoes

Watch more Hurricanes & Storms videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Improvising a pair of snowshoes can save your life. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find tree branches Gather two tree branches, approximately three feet long and 15 inches wide, that have lots of clusters of smaller branches on either side. Ideally, the front of each branch should tip upward. Tip Fir branches work best for snowshoes; spruce, pine, and willow are good, too. Step 2: Find ski poles Find two bare branches that you can use as ski poles. Step 3: Assume the stance Lay the branches on the ground parallel to each other, with the wider part of the branches facing forward. Position yourself near the front of the branches. Step 4: Tie them to your feet Tie them to the tops of your feet with whatever you can find—string, a cord, or even a piece of clothing or plastic garbage bag that you've ripped into strips. Tip If you're wearing lace-up shoes or boots, thread the string or cord through the laces to help your shoes stay in place. Step 5: Do some high stepping Lift each foot completely off the snow as you walk; shuffling may break the branches. When it comes to hills, side step. Did You Know? The first snowshoes were used over 4,000 years ago.
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