Re: Where do you keep your rucksack and equipment?
- Another motivation for keeping boots particularly off the ground is
animals. Porcupines, particularly like to chew on sweaty leather. If
you live in an area with racoons, skunks and/or porcupines, they can be
attracted by boots and other smelly stuff that might be in your pack.
I had a good pair of boots chewed up pretty badly. From the tracks, it
was probably a porcupine. This was in Vermont. In the southern areas,
it's mainly racoons and skunks that you need to be aware of.
That is great advise, you only have to have that happen once and you
can be in a real jam.
Along that line of things to avoid, another issue with footwear is
when it drops below freezing. Then you have to keep them from
freezing or keep them wide open so you can get your feet inside them
if they freeze solid and try to warm them up with your feet inside
them. I find it tricker to deal with footwear in sub-freezing
temperatures since I started hammock camping. You got any advice on that.
aka Youngblood 2000
designer of the Speer Segmented Pad Extender, SnugFit Underquilt, and