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Have a trip in Feb on some lakes in ADK. Figured I better have a set of these for Paul and I.

Pretty simple to make. The cord is long enough to wear around my neck and have them dangle by my hands under my jacket or shirt



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Have a trip in Feb on some lakes in ADK. Figured I better have a set of these for Paul and I.

Pretty simple to make. The cord is long enough to wear around my neck and have them dangle by my hands under my jacket or shirt


Nice!

You should sell them on Etsy  :p
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Cool!  I hope you never have to use them.
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what are they for?

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http://lakeice.squarespace.com/ice-claws/

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That's what I figured.  We had 5 snow mobile ears  go thru the same pond at the same time. 1 got out.  His mom was recovered.  Still looking for the rest. When we play hockey on the pond, I bring a 30 foot tow rope just in case.

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We used to play pond hockey all the time, but we also had consistently cold temps for extended periods of time back then.

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We used to play pond hockey all the time, but we also had consistently cold temps for extended periods of time back then.

Back then?  We used to drive cars on the lake!  Now up here in Maine, we are lucky if we can skate at all.  Getting warmer every year.

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We used to play pond hockey all the time, but we also had consistently cold temps for extended periods of time back then.

Back then?  We used to drive cars on the lake!  Now up here in Maine, we are lucky if we can skate at all.  Getting warmer every year.

Same in Michigan.  I used to put spikes on my motorcycle and take it out on the ice.  I don't even think it got thick enough to ice fish on last year.  Those people who go out with just two or three inches are always getting in trouble.
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Glad to see you are being saftey conscious and made some ice awls for when you are on lake ice. I have taught Ice Rescue for 8 yrs now to Firefighters, Police and Conservation officers and I teach  how to use them in the class. Gald to see you made them out of wood so they will float if need be. In my class I show the students how some commercial ones are not that good as they sink like a rock. Whereas I have some others that are nice and float and have retractable covers that cover the spike or the awl. Stay safe out there on the ice.
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About 8 miles from here, two teenagers went missing tonight after apparently breaking through the ice.  :(
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I just heard that. What were they thinking. NJ has not been cold enough to from 4 or 5 inches of ice on the lakes

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Very nice...Adirondack toothpicks  :)

Where ya headed, whatcha doin?

BTW, nice shots of Pharaoh Lake...one of my favorite places up here...I still laugh when I think of the slog in one day, (we were packed extremely heavy) and seeing a row boat on my way in.

Did you stay at the lean to just past the bridge??


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About 8 miles from here, two teenagers went missing tonight after apparently breaking through the ice.  :(

Unfortunately, it happened more or less as originally reported.  Too bad they didn't have ice claws instead of a cell phone.    :(
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We used to play pond hockey all the time, but we also had consistently cold temps for extended periods of time back then.

Back then?  We used to drive cars on the lake!  Now up here in Maine, we are lucky if we can skate at all.  Getting warmer every year.

True.  Lake Erie used to freeze.

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About 8 miles from here, two teenagers went missing tonight after apparently breaking through the ice.  :(

Unfortunately, it happened more or less as originally reported.  Too bad they didn't have ice claws instead of a cell phone.    :(

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The nail head looks just a bit too short (?)
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Disregard the previous comment.
I had a think about that and a look on the Net and most seem to be a bit longer and sharper however I see that you have opted for a safer not in use option.
They look to be at least 5mm long and realistically you are not going to get all of that inside the ice anyway...
Still, I hope you never have to use them.
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When you use them to don't do a wind up to set them in the ice. As you can fracture/crack the ice just like using an old fashioned ice pick. You just want to do a light jab in and think of using them like climbing a ladder. Plus you want to get your body out as flat as possible and your feet kicking to get yourself up on the ice and then once most of your body is up and out of the water roll away from the hole. Be sure to get out and go back on the ice to shore the same way you came in as you know it is strong enough to support your weight.
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QC Is 4-5 inches thick enough for a person to walk on on a lake. I think that is what I saw on the net.

Franco. They are out about 10-12mm (if I got the conversion right or 1/2" if not) each is a bit different. I eyeballed them when I set them up. But just measured a set for the fun of it

If we do't get more cold weather soon I'll have to bring my canoe instead of snowshoes on the trip in Feb


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Eggs. Yes 4-5 inches of good CLEAR ice is strong enough, The problem is there are other types of ice like snow ice, and candled ice, etc. And even though you may have 4-5 inches of one of these they are weaker types of ice, soyou couold break thru.
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Charadeur - What part of Mi are you in??

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That is plenty...
I was guessing by looking at the size of the L .
A mate made his temporary version from Easton 8" pegs after having fallen through the ice and having used the pedals of his bike (Pugsley) to pull himself up a frozen river bank.
That was after he had pulled himself and the bike out of the water...
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