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soggy boots and trenchfoot prevention techniques?

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:46 PM

View Postgameystar333, on Dec 28 2007, 07:44 PM, said:

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some of yall are saying stay out of the trenches, which would work great except you have to cross throught the trenches to reach the objective
ive tried plasticbags and i think they'd work if the water wasnt so high, the water line is about mid-calf to knee hite


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i got trench foot from getting my feet and shoes wet for one day solid and when i paintball i don't go home until 9 hours later

what exactly was wrong with your feet 'cause it might not have been trenchfoot, i know that i have been in swamp-like terrain all day before and got nothing but prunny feet.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:49 PM

nope it was trench foot according to great grandpa
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:22 PM

well, all i can tell ya' is to change your socks every couple of hours....
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

thanks for bein on my side gameystar
down here it can rain 2 or more days on end. its kinda hard to keep your feet dry
and i dont play for a few hours in the after noon, my friends and i start out around 8-10 and dont head out till dark
the possibility of trench foot is quite real
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:19 PM

View PostPOLTERGEIST, on Dec 28 2007, 09:59 PM, said:

thanks for bein on my side gameystar
down here it can rain 2 or more days on end. its kinda hard to keep your feet dry
and i dont play for a few hours in the after noon, my friends and i start out around 8-10 and dont head out till dark
the possibility of trench foot is quite real

you're lucky...up here it can rain for 2 or more weeks on end!
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:29 PM

Bring a bunch of extra socks, and bring a towel to dry your feet off with in between games. I'm a guy who likes using ditches constantly in games so this is what i do.
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:28 PM

Here is some info I have found about the subject.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Trench_foot

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Wikipedia said:

Immersion foot or archaically trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary and cold conditions above freezing point.


Wikipedia said:

Immersion foot occurs when feet are cold and damp while wearing constricting footwear. The condition can occur with as little as twelve hours' exposure.


Wikipedia said:

Affected feet become numb and then turn red or blue. As the condition worsens, they may swell. Advanced immersion foot often involves blisters and open sores, which lead to fungal infections; this is sometimes called jungle rot.


Wikipedia said:

Immersion foot is easily prevented by keeping the feet warm and dry, and changing socks frequently when the feet cannot be kept dry.


My suggestion, Take a towel, and extra clean socks. Use the towel to dry your feet off and dry your boots out Between games.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:40 PM

Heres the way I see it.
Good water proof boots are as important as a good fog free mask.
Dont skimp on buying boots.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:51 PM

View PostFashion assasin, on Dec 28 2007, 03:45 PM, said:

If you dont mind water, jump in. If you hate it, put bags.

I dont beleive that you could have trench foot in a few hours, maybe months and months of it and not cleaning your feet or drying them , but a few hours. like cmon. This world is so paranoid, live a little, it seems that a lot of peaple make outrageous claims about little things.

but it is a good idea to bag your feet if your playing in very muddy stuff, because it doesnt feel nice.

I agree. It would take longer.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:50 PM

View Postgameystar333, on Dec 28 2007, 02:53 AM, said:

bag your feet in plastic wrap


Bad idea. They will sweat so much they will still get soaked. Also, that could cause poor circulation.



Water "proof" boots won't help if the water is over the top of them. Also, you won't get trench foot after that short time. I am a medic for a search and rescue team and EMT. I see my share of wet feet, and rarly does anyone have trench foot. Just play like normal, but after the game dry your feet, change your socks, and use some foot powder. That will help a lot...

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:18 PM

View Postcommander mike, on Jan 1 2008, 04:51 PM, said:

View PostFashion assasin, on Dec 28 2007, 03:45 PM, said:

If you dont mind water, jump in. If you hate it, put bags.

I dont beleive that you could have trench foot in a few hours, maybe months and months of it and not cleaning your feet or drying them , but a few hours. like cmon. This world is so paranoid, live a little, it seems that a lot of peaple make outrageous claims about little things.

but it is a good idea to bag your feet if your playing in very muddy stuff, because it doesnt feel nice.

I agree. It would take longer.


just to clear things up ive researched this, you can get trench foot in less than 12hrs of having wet feet
but great advise guys

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This is how the military works as related to me by a Navy Sailor:
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:47 PM

Wear some Solomon shoes.
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:49 PM

Academy has hunting boots on clearance for 50 % off, I found a real nice pair that rivals tatical boots for $10. Waterproof, nice treads, comfortable. Great deal. They have ones that come up to around 8."

But here's my question, why go in the trench? If theres that much water, I wouldn't really want to jump in it. Theres always this one bunker that is filled with water at my field, and uh, no thanks.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 08:01 PM

View PostProdigy, on Dec 28 2007, 01:18 AM, said:

Stay out of the trenches? If there's water in them and you go in them, there is a REAL good chance your feet will get wet. Maybe get waterproof boots?

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:16 AM

just get waterproof boots and if u feel the need wrap duct tape over any holes or u can always wear flippers

and yes there are waterproof boots

i own a pair

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