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How to you wade a river/creek without getting water in your boots

Water shoes You really don't want to be getting your walking boots wet under such circumstances, nor do you want your socks wet. So rather than going barefoot, swap to some more suitable footware for ...
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How to you wade a river/creek without getting water in your boots

If going barefoot is not an option, then basically 2 are left Waders. Preferred by fishers standing in water up to waist. Heavy, take a lot of place, and keep in mind, you will sweat inside. Sandals ...
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How to you wade a river/creek without getting water in your boots

Carry a couple of tall, tough plastic bags. Put one over each boot and you can wade up to the height of the bags on your leg. You may get small holes in the bags from walking on them, but if you're ...
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How to you wade a river/creek without getting water in your boots

and at near 0C temps, it might be pretty unpleasant In fact it's only unpleasant for the first few seconds. Your feet warm up the water very quickly, and from then the boot acts like a wetsuit. I ...
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How to you wade a river/creek without getting water in your boots

Another good option that no one has mentioned so far: Gore-Tex® (or any waterproof) socks. If the trail is really wet, sometimes taking boots off before each stream is not feasible. I've worn ...
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How to you wade a river/creek without getting water in your boots

If you're caught out without alternatives, this is what I've done at very slightly warmer temperatures. If you can plan in advance, other answers provide better options. Take off boots and socks, put ...
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