Wednesday, May 25, 2011
My boots. My boots. My lovely lady boots.
I went on a little 2.5 mile tour to start the break-in process of my new hiking boots that I recently purchased 24% off at REI's annual anniversary sale (runs until Memorial Day). Um, and I think I may have bought their entire stock of freeze-dried beef stroganoff. This stuff lasts for seven years, so stocking up during a 20% off sale is a good idea...right?
...at least I'll be prepared for the apocalypse...
I spent a small fortune on boots, hiking socks, and sock liners, to prevent backpacking blister disasters I've encountered in the past. Hopefully, with these countermeasures and slowly breaking-in my boots, we will avoid all catastrophes.
my [planned] plan for hiking blister prevention
|Step 1:||polypropylene sock liners. cushioned merino wool hiking socks. blister band-aids. pain killers.|
|Step 2:||wear new boots around the apartment.|
|Step 3:||short walks around town. <-- where I am now|
|Step 4:||longer and longer walks.|
|Step 5:||day hikes.|