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soggy boots and trenchfoot prevention techniques?

#31 User is offline   SpudCrushr 

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:29 PM

View PostPOLTERGEIST, on Jan 1 2008, 09:18 PM, said:

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



Maybe in ideal conditions. On average though, it will take much longer. Damp or wet feet will be ok for a day of play. I've hiked with wet boots for a full day and they were fine. (other than the soggy, bathtub look)
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 11:56 AM

In all fairness we don't know what micro organisms are lurking in the water he is putting his feet in. I've seen some pretty bad foot fungus occur in just a few hours of wading through contaminated water. I say air on the side of caution, if it's happened once in all likelihood it will happen again.

You should make every attempt to keep your feet dry, at all times be you playing paintball, any other sport, or just walking around your neighborhood. Granted conditions arise where you may have to jump into that trench full of staggnant muddy water, brewing with nasties.

First I'd look into a pair of Gore-tex socks Cabela's has for about $40: here
Second, as others have said, bring clean/dry socks and change them often. ( yes you still have to wear regular socks under the gore-tex ones. )

Considering that a good pair of gore-tex waterproof boots cost quite alot I hope that at least the gore-tex socks are in your price range, because you can't take chances with your feet.
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Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:14 PM

waterproof socks, I know they have them. I just have never used them, but plan on buying some.

EDIT: I only read the first 2 pages. I didn't see the post above mine, and I was going to mention cabelas. Cabelas also carries high quality boots. I bought my irish setter mountain claws there. Pair some boots like that with waterproof socks and your set.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:02 PM

fishermans waders

there waterprove all the way up to your thigh

get your field to put in a drain if your so worried
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:21 PM

Wading pants.
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:16 PM

Gortex socks,
Water proofing spray (found at most outdoors stores),

In all honesty I think you are being paranoid. Trench foot is easily prevented by just changing socks, warming, and airing out your feet.

You are much more likely to have your feet swell up and get "prunney" which then causes your boots to rub them raw than you are to get trench foot. Which brings you back to changing socks and airing out your feet.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:48 PM

The only option I can give is what we did in our Boy Scout troop (yes it was in the stone age, but i still do it). Consideration of bacteria and microorganisms you can get trenchfoot. First off, wear a pair of nylon dres socks under your normal socks (preferably wool or other wick type socks NEVER cotton). a good pair of boots is also key, if they dont fit right allow too much water in, ect, they are no good. During the day change your socks, if they stay wet then change often, if not too bad then atleast once during the day. After your finished playing (now here comes the stone age weird part), douse your feet with peroxide, it will kill most of those nasties. Then dry your feet REAL good, powder, put on CLEAN, DRY socks, and DRY foot wear.
This should help you out. Note: I am from South Louisiana so I know how it can be.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:54 PM

Do we need to post actual pictures of trench foot to prove that noone in this forum has had trenchfoot?
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 08:00 AM

Will these sedate the people in here showing how a mild case of trench foot looks. No, if treated these will not become severe or anything, but they still are pics of trench foot.

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