Gear: Don't slip and slide off your feet


I walked out on the driveway one morning last week and there was no stopping me. I was snowboarding down the icy driveway without a snowboard.

Icy conditions seem to be the norm this winter and I've nearly taken a dozen flops on icy driveways and sidewalks.

I've seen people walking in Downtown Boise with the aid of ski or trekking poles.

It's the winter to get a pair of STABILicers Lite traction devices that fit over your shoes to act like crampons or studded tires for your feet.

I've seen them advertised in L.L. Bean, REI, Cabela's and Campmor.

They range in price from $15 to $24, depending on the brand and size.

Photo provided by Stabilicers.