Keeping your feet dry

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Keeping your feet dry

Post by PaleoRob » Feb 24 2008 9:32 pm

Anyone have any ideas beyond plastic baggies inside the boots for keeping your feet dry on an extended period creek-bottom hike. Water is supposed to be ankle deep, and while I've got supposedly water-proof boots, my wife and our friend do not, so they are looking for cheap options. Also is there a backpacking "boot dryer" that runs off small propane cans or anything similar? They're worried about waking up in the morning to cold wet boots after our creek experience.
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Re: Keeping your feet dry

Post by fairweather8588 » Feb 24 2008 9:42 pm

As for drying them overnight, just put some dispoable handwarmers in you boots and push the tongue of the boot down, that should dry them up before sunrise
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Re: Keeping your feet dry

Post by PaleoRob » Feb 24 2008 9:44 pm

fairweather8588 wrote:As for drying them overnight, just put some dispoable handwarmers in you boots and push the tongue of the boot down, that should dry them up before sunrise
Sweet tip. Thanks!
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Re: Keeping your feet dry

Post by nonot » Feb 25 2008 12:25 am

Synthetic socks and old tennis shoes. You feet will get wet, but you shouldn't get blisters.

Bring a pair of dry socks to change into after the hike is done.
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Re: Keeping your feet dry

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 25 2008 7:13 am

To dry wet boots in the field fill a cooking pot with dry sand and heat it up on a stove or fire. Pour the sand into your boots and let them sit all night. Poor out the sand in the morning and magic - dry boots!

And whatever you do be careful with your boots around any kind of FIRE!

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