"My husband, Troy, and his co-worker/friend, Eric, are Supervisors for a Gold Mine in Alaska.
Part of their job is to hike into the wilderness to stake new claims and test new equipment.
Back in April, they had to hike several miles, over mountain ridges and through the Alaskan Wilderness in an attempt to capture a cell signal to bounce back to camp.
There was only one pair of modern snowshoes, so they took the antique pair off of the lodge wall for Eric to use.
Several miles into their hike, the bottom of Eric’s snow shoes fell apart.
Turning around and trying to trudge back through the 4-inch-plus deep snow without the shoes was NOT an option.
Troy knew he had to do something, so he sacrificed his Survival Strap(paracord bracelet) to use, along with branches from the trees, to fix the snowshoes.
Because of the paracord, they were able to fashion a makeshift bottom to the shoe, continue their work and complete the hike back to camp!"