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Do You Have an Adequate Supply of the Right Type of Socks?

Socks and taking care of one’s feet can be a major issue during a long-term grid down situation.  If you can’t get decent socks and have to spend a fair amount of time hiking or working, your feet can become a real problem.  Granted they will toughen up to a degree over time,

I guess the first questions are how many pairs of socks do you need and what type.  The answer to, how many pairs you need depends on how long you think the emergency will last.  The type of socks you need to store will depend on what you are doing.…

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Take Care of Your Feet

Taking care of your feet on a long hike is always important. blister

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.…

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