Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stay dry in the wilds

Lost in the woods with no food? The inner bark the soft white part of pine trees is edible. Palatability is another matter, and varies from species to species. I have found white pine to be tolerable. Strip some bark off the tree, scrape the inner bark from the rougher outer layer, and boil it for best digestion.
In cold weather, coat your feet with antiperspirant for several days before a backpacking trip. This will stop them from sweating too much. This means drier, and warmer feet.Spray your boots with water proofing spray to help keep the water out.Silican spray on tents and other gear works great to keep rain out.

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