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comment How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?
@HenrikHansen I have seen this recommendation sometimes as well. My advice is what I do with my own gear because from my experience many driers have poor heat control. Many a $400 shell has been damaged by an old appliance, so I advocate caution.
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comment Washing clothes on long hikes
Very often on extended backcountry trips, using damp clothes during travel and drying damp clothes at night is the only option. Keep in mind that I recommend wearing dry lightweight baselayers and simply draping the clothes to be dried over those dry layers. I see your concern, however if you are still skeptical consult the Backpackers field manual, Freedom of the Hills, of the NOLS Wilderness manual to confirm my recommendations.
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comment How to deal with wet feet?
@marienbad Very good point marienbad, but the reason for the polyester is to keep them from becoming wet or even moist and thereby not allowing your feet to dry out over night. If you are confident that the socks will remain dry in all weather conditions I will say go for it. I like the feel of wool more anyway... but it sure does hold onto water when it gets wet.
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comment Washing clothes on long hikes
Thanks for the punctuation check @kevin.
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comment Washing clothes on long hikes
Not sure what you mean by 'suspect' @RussellSteen this is a technique which has been used for a long time and is taught in many reputable outdoor programs. The clothes are not wet, they are damp, and the best source of heat is your body. Clearly this should not be attempted if hypothermia is a possibility.
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