December 25, 2011 at 3:53pm
Wool, when wet, is about 80% as effective as if it were dry. Ever heard of sheep freezing to death?
Buy GOOD wool socks, not the el-cheapos. I aim for at least 80% merino wool. Add 400 gram thinsulate boots.
For about $15 you can get an old army blanket from the surplus store. Cut it in half then cut one of the halves in half. Use 1/4 for each foot and 1/2 for your lap but ONLY of you're hunting in a ground blind or a box stand. This isn't recommended for climbing stands.
Also... Always scrub your feet very well when you shower. Wash them very well and try to remove as much dead skin as possible since dead skin retains moisture.) Before venturing forth, spray your feet with antiperspirant to reduce sweating. Antiperspirant works on feet just like it works on armpits.