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Footwraps as Improvised Socks or Foot Wear

Socks are something that we take for granted.  It is so easy to run down to the store and purchase a cheap pair.  That has not always be the case.  I can remember my Grandmother knitting or darning socks in the evenings by the fire in England.  How many of you know how to darn or knit socks.  One solution is to improvise socks by making footwraps.

Footwraps have been around for thousands of years.  They were used at Valley Forge, often without boots.  Many Eastern European armies used them up until the beginning of this century.  In the Russian army, footwraps remained in use for tasks requiring the wearing of heavy boots until 2013, because they were considered to offer a better fit with standard-issue boots.…

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