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    DIY camp shoes

    on my last 4 day outing i didn't take along any camp shoes and just had my boots and i really missed not having any camp shoes, but i didn't want to carry any because of the added weight

    so i did some looking around on the internet last night and found this idea and made up a pair for myself

    it's just cheap blue CCF foam that i cut and duct taped

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    just trace a line around your foot about a half inch bigger than your actual foot size and leave a couple of wings of foam on each side that you can pull over the top of your foot and duct taped them together

    the foam i used is a real soft foam so don't know how they will hold up, it's not as stiff as the cheap blue foam pads that you can buy from the big box stores.......which i think would probably work a bit better, but i will try these and see

    the best part to these is the weight, less that 1oz for the pair

    0.8oz for the pair to be exact (i wear a size 11)

    and basically costs nothing to make, so if they tear or don't work out i can just throw them in the trash and not care

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Were you a Chinese peasant in a former life?
    可能有很好的機會,我喜歡中國菜太

    edit: if your using chrome, that translation pry won't show up

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    pretty good idea...especially in cooler temps when you don't wanna take crocs or other water shoes!

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    Sorry, but that's just too simple, too light and too effective
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    You could make a small whoopie sling to hold the two flaps together. Probably 1/8" cord would be sufficient.

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    this is one from the Philippines. never did try to make it. just an idea to expound on




    yours look more comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Sorry, but that's just too simple, too light and too effective
    wish i could take credit for the idea, sometimes the easiest solution just works

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawktx View Post
    You could make a small whoopie sling to hold the two flaps together. Probably 1/8" cord would be sufficient.
    probably would want to use zing-it to hold the weight down

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    Just pull the inserts from your boots and tape them to your feet!

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    lightweight and cheap

    For those who might have read "Born to Run", here are instructions for making the Huarache shoes - these are about as lightweight as possible and can hold up to hundreds of miles of running: http://www.invisibleshoe.com/how-to-make-huaraches/

    They might not be as warm, but basically this is as light/durable as they might come...

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