Hey Nate you got some problems that are not gear related. Boots ? Whaaaaat ? If you had fallen as you said, WHAT THE H ARE YOU DOING CUTTING ON TOP OF A PILE OF LOGS ???? And Nate, are you using full protection ( no, not that kind ) ? Kinda like PPE ? Never, ever buck wood on top of a log length pile. Never. The insurance would throw us out of the woods, any Forester or Professional logger would shoot you on the spot for that foolishness. If you need to ask why, put away the saw. Get a peavy, a pulphook, an ATV with line TO PULL THE GD LOGS ON THE GROUND ( LOG LENGTHS UNDER THE PILE ANYHOW so you cut above dirt ). i GET COLD SWEATS JUST READING THIS.