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    A little foot powder will help dry your feet. I usually put some on when I change my sock for bedtime. Be sure to get between the toes lots of moisture there.
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    On a related note, does anyone here wear sock liners e.g. polypro, silk, coolmax etc. inside their wool socks? I always wear wool socks and I'm giving the foot powder a try also but I am wondering if using some synthetic wicking liners will keep my feet any warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlespaul View Post
    sounds to me you should be more prepared next time.....

    what was your sleeping bag rated at ?

    a hot water bottle could have helped you...but if your bag is a 30 degree bag and it's 7 degrees out...not much is going to help
    You are 100% correct. I intended to be more prepared, but I had to do the best with what I had. I just did a trip report on it that will give a bit more background here.

    Thanks for the tips everyone. 30$ is reasonable for down booties. I'll keep my eye out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Did you change into a dry pair of socks for bedtime ? I carry a pair of thick pile socks just for sleeping in.

    i do the same thing,clean dry socks make all the difference in the world lol.
    i carry a pair of socks that i use just for sleeping in.damp socks equal cold feet.neo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jloden View Post
    On a related note, does anyone here wear sock liners e.g. polypro, silk, coolmax etc. inside their wool socks? I always wear wool socks and I'm giving the foot powder a try also but I am wondering if using some synthetic wicking liners will keep my feet any warmer.

    -Jay
    I always wear sock liners to hike in, never to sleep in though. When hanging, I wear a loose pair of wool socks (kept just for sleeping). If it's a car camping type thing (I'm able to get more gear to my camp site), I'll have some of those hand warmer things and will throw one down to the foot end of the hammock. Also something I've found that works for me is to have warm feet before getting into the hammock. If my feet are "bone cold" before I even get into my hammock, it takes me much longer to get them warm. During the day, if I've got them with me, I'll use the "toe" warmer things inside my boots. As far as foot powder goes, I never use it when hiking, my feet will get wet but my liners and wool socks handle that well. At night I will use powder on my feet to dry them completely before putting on my fuzzys (larger wool socks). I'll also try to wash my feet before getting in the hammock if I'm backpacking to get as much grim/sweat off.

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    Check out the new AHE Flamethrower down booties. Great price and Paul is great to do business with.

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    I love my goose down feet keep my toes nice and toasty
    Sometimes I like to hike and think, And sometimes I just like to hike.

    Hiking is'ent about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to hike in the rain.

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    Do you think the VBL socks from the other thread(deep cold prep) would be useful here? would certainly keep your outer socks dry....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    Do you think the VBL socks from the other thread(deep cold prep) would be useful here? would certainly keep your outer socks dry....
    That's an idea... I may give that a try.

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