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Old November 27, 2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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Boots caked in mud?

Mine were covered last night from hunting yesterday. So after they dried overnight I used a screwdriver on them which helped some. Then I took a wire brush to the soles & brushed the sides lightly. Worked pretty good so thought I'd pass on the tip. If you have a better idea lets hear it.
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Old November 27, 2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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I leave them outside the door until mornin' and bonk them against the wall to knock off what chooses to be free...

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Old November 28, 2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yeah, agree with Brent. The muddy boots stay in the garage or on the porch until then end of the season. Bang and go. Much easier and saves time for family when I get home.
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Old November 28, 2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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bonk them against the wall to knock off what chooses to be free...
I too am a "Bonker" ; My first foot-bonk is in the field as well as stomping, before I get into my pick-up. Then bonk at my garage door, leave them and bonk again, the next day. I'm also lucky to have a foot scraper and brush. Thanks for the tip. .....


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Old November 28, 2010, 01:10 PM   #5
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I tried the old bump them together the next morning routine but the caked on gumbo (mixed with buffalo grass) wouldn't budge. I won't thoroughly clean them till the end of hunting season. I really should get a foot scraper and brush though.
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Old November 28, 2010, 01:37 PM   #6
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Use rubber boots and hit them with the garden hose.
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Old November 28, 2010, 01:52 PM   #7
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I tried the old bump them together the next morning routine but the caked on gumbo (mixed with buffalo grass) wouldn't budge. I won't thoroughly clean them till the end of hunting season. I really should get a foot scraper and brush though.
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Use rubber boots and hit them with the garden hose.

All hunting boots should have rubber or rubberized lowers because they wont leave a scent trail.
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Old November 28, 2010, 07:10 PM   #8
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I use BuzzCook's method, garden hose with high pressure nozzle.

Great for mud, blood, and dog crap removal.
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Old November 28, 2010, 07:53 PM   #9
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Take them off and leave them in the garage. After they've had time to "cure", I'll hit them together a few times and they are good to go.

My hunting boots never make it any further than the garage so if I can get most of the mud off them at some point, that's as far as I go.
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Old November 28, 2010, 08:02 PM   #10
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"I use BuzzCook's method, garden hose with high pressure nozzle.

Great for mud, blood, and dog crap removal."


You sound like my OH, "what happens in the barn, stays in the barn".

High pressure hose works for my wellies, hunting boots I use the "bonk" method.
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Old November 29, 2010, 03:18 AM   #11
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I use SnoSeal on my boots, so I just bonk 'em and the crud falls off after it's dried.
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Old November 29, 2010, 04:00 AM   #12
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One time I lost my mind and bonked 'em in my livingroom.Never do that again, had to vaccum every room on the main floor some of which were'nt even involved women!?!?
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Old November 30, 2010, 10:02 AM   #13
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home made boot brush

for about $10 I bought some sturdy push broom heads and with some scrap plywood and a couple of wood screws I made a boot cleaner. sized for my boots it gets the bottoms and sides pretty good.
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Old November 30, 2010, 10:43 AM   #14
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If you want your boots to last don't leave the mud on them long enough to dry if possible. I hose mine off, if possible, as soon as I'm home and allow them to dry in warm, not hot conditions. I keep the leather treated with a good quality waterproof compound.

I don't buy cheap boots, but I take care of them and expect to get at least 10 hunting seasons from them. I've used some for as long as 15 years.
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