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christopher witter
(cwitter) - MLife

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Can you guess what? on 04/14/2012 18:42:42 MDT Print View

Testing the creative genius here on BPL. Can you guess what is going on in this picture?


Can you guess?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Can you guess what? on 04/14/2012 19:14:20 MDT Print View

The shoe stove?

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Can you guess what? on 04/14/2012 19:16:02 MDT Print View

Clelland cleaning out his shoes?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: Can you guess what? on 04/14/2012 19:22:10 MDT Print View

Clelland toilet paper collection?

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
Shoes on 04/14/2012 19:22:55 MDT Print View

Trying to dry them out with moss?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Can you guess what? on 04/14/2012 19:28:04 MDT Print View

De-smelling (!) the boots
Franco

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Can you guess what? on 04/14/2012 19:36:49 MDT Print View

Ultra-active foot fungus.

Must be a long-distance hiker's boots.

Levon Jensen
(LevonJensen) - MLife

Locale: Canadian Rockies
natures insole on 04/14/2012 20:08:58 MDT Print View

adding some padding under foot ?

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Can you guess what?" on 04/14/2012 20:33:44 MDT Print View

Another vote for the Clelland TP!

christopher witter
(cwitter) - MLife

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: Shoes on 04/14/2012 20:44:15 MDT Print View

John was correct. Now here's the funny story behind it. Those aren't actually my shoes, they're my sons. It was about 3 hours before sun down I had just finished getting our water for the morning. He was playing around the stream nearby when one foot decided to go swimming with the other one following almost immediately afterwards.
I had spotted some really dry moss about .25 mile from our campsite at an off trail location we were exploring. So we headed out to gather some of it to soak up as much of the water from his shoes as possible. Once the moss absorbed as much of the water as possible we put them in the sun for the remaining hour or so that was left. In the morning they were dry enough that he didn't feel any moisture. However, I now carry a set of plastic bags to cover his socks should his shoes get wet again.

Secret Location

Edited by cwitter on 04/14/2012 20:45:46 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Shoes on 04/14/2012 21:06:19 MDT Print View

nm...didn't read OP's last post fully.

Edited by jshann on 04/15/2012 04:09:50 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Re: Shoes on 04/14/2012 21:56:27 MDT Print View

I did that so many times as a kid! If we were camping near water, I was there. I learned a lot about rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and ***oceans*** in the process.

I remember getting to stream morphology in a physical geology class. It was all so common sense to me, but a number of my classmates couldn't grasp the principles of water running downhill. It dawned on me that they had never wandered a stream bank and played on the rocks and logs. During one winter storm, the Skykomish River changed course by 1/4 mile in one night. It was awesome to see the results; fortunately, it just missed the village of Index.

Getting his feet wet will give him a love of nature--- and maybe make him a little smarter too :)

Good idea on the moss!