Bump Up your Boots Insulating Power in Emergency Conditions


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 18 January 2011

I received this valuable tip from "In the Sticks," and thought it so valuable that I would pass it along:

Thank you. Analytical Survival sent me over. RE: Winter Clothing. We don't go no where with out our feet. A valuable tip not often mentioned is Ye'ol Bread Bag Trick. Moisture from our feet will reduce the ability of the insulating layer if traveling too fast. Put on a thin polyester or nylon sock, bread bag, and then wool sock. A lighter boot can then be sufficient in colder temps than what it was design for and any boot will not have to be dried out during the night. You will be surprised.

 

This tip should be memorized by all PCT and long distance hikers who choose to hike in tennis shoes. Snow happens regularly in the Sierras, and afternoon thunderstorms accompanied by torrential downpours are not uncommon.

This tip can help you offset bad footwear decisions, or deal with conditions that sometimes go "off the hook."

 

My thanks to InTheSticks for this excellent tip. 

 

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