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Date Posted: 14:51:41 01/14/09 Wed
Author: silas
Subject: Veterans verses nonveterans
In reply to: mcouioui 's message, "Re: Things to Think About- McBride's shoe notions" on 12:57:17 01/14/09 Wed

Veterans know what works and what doesn't. I don't worry about them. Fresh fish will hopefully see all the comments from veterans and take heed.

I worry about the guys who think they know what they are doing and will disregard all the advice from people who regularly do long distance events. These folks are the ones who will break down for various reasons including : poor shoes, new shoes, insufficient pairs of socks, poor grade socks, no moleskin, no pre-event blisters which have turned to callus, failure to cut the nails before the event, and et cetera.

Any true veteran understands and does not underestimate the value of a little footcare. The guys who think they are too tough to worry about a little thing like footcare are in for a world of hurt.

As for me, I always wear two pairs of socks when marching. One is heavy wool, and the other is light weight cotton. I still get blisters, but not as bad as other folks who only wear one pair. I'll likely bring three wool and two cotton pairs. I'll be washing socks when opportunities arise.


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