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Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway
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Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/10/2010 21:08:25 MST Print View

I will be giving 2 lucky people free pairs of GooseFeet Down Socks.

Will it be you?? Nope!

In the spirit of the season, I would like for you to tell me about someone you know that could really use a pair of GooseFeet. Please describe who they are, and why they could REALLY use these socks this winter. You are on your honor that you will not be describing yourself.

Just reply to this forum post with your entry (limited to one per person).

The community here at BPL will vote for the 2 winners on Friday, December 17th.

I will send the givers the pairs of socks for him or her to give as a gift to the winner.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

- Ben Smith

Edited by goosefeet on 12/10/2010 21:34:47 MST.

josh wagner
(StainlessSteel) - F
my hiking partner on 12/10/2010 21:37:28 MST Print View

my buddy i hike/hammock with. he supports himself, his 2 kids, and his wife on his steel mill salary. they spend all their money on their kids for christmas so him and his wife don't get each other anything. the dude works his ass off and doesn't get a christmas present??? i bought him a down sweater that someone sold me here at a great price (to support my buddy). he can't afford great gear by any means.

how about you keeping his feet toasty with the best down boots available???

edited: what a cool man you are for doing this for 2 lucky people...

Edited by StainlessSteel on 12/10/2010 21:38:06 MST.

Weiyi Wang
(wwyjedi) - M

Locale: mid
To my wife. on 12/10/2010 21:38:07 MST Print View

I would love to give a pair of warm down socks to my wife. She always has cold feet, even with wool slipper. I warm her cold feet every night (both at home and on trail) with my belly in bed. I love to see her comforting smile.

Edited by wwyjedi on 12/11/2010 09:58:31 MST.

Aaron Rosenberg
(icculus81) - F
My Father needs GooseFeet on 12/11/2010 00:14:02 MST Print View

I am writing this for my father. He 59, my hero, and has stage 4 colon cancer with peritoneal (membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal wall) implants. My dad is in the middle of intensive chemotherapy. Besides feeling sick from the chemo, it causes another rough side effect called peripheral neuropathy. Basically, when his extremities are exposed to, or are cold, they go numb. His toes, feet, and fingers feel numbness, tingling, and the sensation of pins and needles. He has to always wear gloves, socks, ect. Even with socks and shoes/slippers, he is often complaining about his feet being numb, and feeling unstable walking cause he can't feel them.

I believe that the GooseFeet would greatly improve my father's comfort and spirits while going through this tough treatment for a horrible disease.

I look forward to reading the other entries. Thanks for your consideration.


Locale: Western Michigan
Futher Insight to Aaron's request on 12/11/2010 07:37:38 MST Print View

After two stem cell transplant treatments for my multiply myeloma cancer I can verify ALL that Aaron has said concerning his dads physical repercussions from his chemo treatment….neuropathy and cold feet do to his RBC count being suppressed that are the most noticeable and definitely irritating. While the GooseFeet will not suppress the neuropathy, they will definitely help with the cold feet and moral spirits….I used Feathered Friends inner down booties since the GooseFeet Company was not yet established.

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be lead by your dreams.”

Edited by KENLARSON on 12/11/2010 07:38:36 MST.

Michael Williams
(mlebwill) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: My Father needs GooseFeet on 12/12/2010 11:37:09 MST Print View

Well shoot. There is a nice guy who has been very kind to my family. I was thinking about writing up some stuff about him, but after reading about Aaron's Dad, I don't want to.

My vote would be for Aaron's Dad. I really hope he gets them and my best wishes are with you Aaron.


Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/12/2010 19:26:48 MST Print View

Another vote here for Aaron's dad!

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/12/2010 19:31:09 MST Print View

It's not December 17th yet, folks!

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/12/2010 19:40:14 MST Print View

Another vote here for Aaron's dad!

Ditto that!

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/12/2010 20:13:44 MST Print View

People are ruining giveaways.

(sorry... I think about that thread title ALL the time...)


Javan Dempsey

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/12/2010 21:22:09 MST Print View

Well since Aaron's dad obviously deserves one pair, I'll nominate my alter-ego "El Javan(pronounced with an H sound for the J, a-la spanish!)", as someone who obviously doesn't deserve booties, but definitely still has a "pair"!

No seriously, that guy is an a-hole, don't trust 'em, dopplegangers with accents aren't cool, they're just wierd. WTF guy!#@?

Aaron Rosenberg
(icculus81) - F
Goosefeet Giveaway on 12/12/2010 21:55:21 MST Print View

All of y'all are amazing. Thank you so much for the support, and voting for my father (even though its early voting). Its means a lot to me. What a great community we have here. I am relatively new, but have read quite a bit and learned so much.

Nick Truax
(nicktruax) - F

Locale: SW Montana
Another Goose Vote on 12/13/2010 00:07:45 MST Print View

... for Aaron's pops. He definitely has my vote! All the best to you and your Dad, Aaron.

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
21 Year Old Cat on 12/13/2010 09:20:13 MST Print View

My 21 year old cat used to frolic in the the backyard snow, but now his feet are to tender and cold. I set of down boots might solve his problem.

It'll be impossible to come up with a more deserving person then Aaron's dad.....for at least one pair.

B Phan
(grltrvlr) - F
second pair to my mom? on 12/13/2010 16:14:58 MST Print View

I agree, Aaron's dad should get a pair. I'd like to nominate my mom for the second pair, if I may. She takes care of my dad 24/7, who is nearly paralyzed after coping with Parkinson's disease for over 20 years. She herself is getting up there in years and is a tiny person, hence always cold. This summer when it was 90 degrees outside, she was wearing a wool turtleneck. And she knits copious amounts of scarves for my dad and herself. My dad sweats all the time because my mom thinks he must be as cold as she is! Perhaps keeping her warmer will help him stay cooler.

Samuel Kau
(Skau) - M

Locale: Southern California
Premature Goose feet vote on 12/13/2010 16:33:09 MST Print View

another vote for Aaron's dad!

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Easy on 12/13/2010 20:25:51 MST Print View

Aaron's dad, without a doubt. Best Wishes, enjoy your time together!

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/16/2010 14:21:44 MST Print View

Last day to nominate people for the giveaway!

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
dad on 12/16/2010 15:13:16 MST Print View

id like to nominate my dad ... he's getting to the point where he's getting real old and cranky, the asian bruce lee slippers just don't do it anymore ... normally id get him some fuzzy fur lined slippers, but i don't believe in slaughtering cute animals to keep one's feet warm ... ive also thought about polartec or primaloft, but then it comes from petrol, and we all know that using petrol kills cute fuzzy white bears ...

so the only thing left is down ... some poofy down socks would reduce the crankiness and makes sure im in his will ... as a bonus if you send us the entire goose, i promise that we wont waste any of it ... making peking duck we'll use everything


Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Christmas GooseFeet Giveaway on 12/17/2010 09:23:04 MST Print View

OK people, I'm going to make the executive decision to give one pair to Aaron's dad. For the other pair, I need people to send me a PM with your vote. At the end of the day (or tomorrow morning), I will announce the winner of the second pair of socks.

Thanks for your participation, and Merry Christmas!

- Ben Smith