With winter nearly here the cold weather clothing and gear threads are coming out. Here's mine! A few years ago while carrying a five gallon bucket of hot water to melt the iced over birdbath I took a bad spill on the ice and nearly twisted myself in two! I was laid up for nearly two weeks except, ironically, getting up to inch my way to the birdbath with hot water! That year we bought a set of crampons for each of us and in the next winter tried them out. Enormous head slap! Where have you baby's been hiding? How many of you guys and gals use crampons on the ice and packed snow?