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I have wanted to write an article on boots and shoes for some time now, but I see and hear so many different opinions that I have not been sure of exactly what to say. After thinking about it for a while, I have come to the conclusion that there is no one brand or type of boot that I can recommend over every other. There are many good shoes and boots for TEOTWAWKI, so I am going to give you some general guidelines.
Because of where I live, I have good military style boots, but also snow boots and several pairs of running/hiking shoes.…Read More...
I have been watching the escape attempt by the two prisoners from New York with some interest. According to the news before the one got shot they had split up. One of the suspected reasons for them having separated was that the older one was unable to keep up. Because bloody socks were found in the cabin they hid out in, there was some speculation that blisters may have been part of the reason he couldn’t keep up. This is one reason you need to take care of your feet.
Now all I know is what I have read on the news, but I know that blisters can be a big problem. …Read More...
Toenails: First step, make sure your toenails are trimmed, especially for any hikes that involves long descents. It’s best to clip your toenails as short as possible. Put a toenail trimmer in your pack.
Socks Stay away from 100% cotton socks which absorb sweat and can bunch and cause blisters. It’s best to wear socks made from synthetics, or a blend of synthetics and wool. These will wick moisture away and keep your feet drier and cooler. Make sure your socks fit properly. Socks that are too big can bunch together in boots and create friction areas that result in hot spots or blisters.…Read More...