TGO – Wet boots
This weekend i argued mainly about boots for the TGO. T-dude an experienced long distance hiker thinks i am daft to go with anything other than a full leather boot. Myself i hate them, they are heavy, stiff and give me plenty of blisters…
The most comfy boots/shoes/trainers i have ever owned have been the North Face Hedgehogs. They are also a lot lighter than a full leather boot and a lot cheaper. They have a waterproof goretex liner but i know from experience they can only take so much before the water gets in. Now i imagine the TGO is going to be the biggest test ever on my boots for the waterproofability (is that even a word?). and even a full leather would struggle to stay dry.
So i have decided to explore ways of getting my boots and socks dry after each day on the trail. I am carrying a bush buddy so the two things that will be in abundance will be fuel(wood) and water. I have plenty of ideas and over the next few weeks i am going to test a few out.