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soggy boots and trenchfoot prevention techniques?

#1 User is offline   POLTERGEIST 

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:45 AM

i guess this is the right section

ppl on the gulf coastal plains know how we get the heavy summer rains that could put the street 3ft underwater in a heart beat
well my local field has quite a few trenches that stay about a quater full of water for weeks, ive only once seen them dry
i was wondering what yall do to keep yalls boots from getting soaking wet cuz early signs of trenchfoot almost always ruin a days play in the afternoon
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:53 AM

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:18 AM

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 28 December 2007 - 02:22 AM

its a bad idea to be in the trench in the first place people expect you to be there. but if your concerned about keepin your feet dry you could try rubber boots and run some duct tape along the top to keep them closed, i dunno just a guess.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:29 AM

Also, you could take a change of socks just in case yours do get wet.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:04 AM

you don't need to be in a trench to get it and in a fire fight you need to jump into cover

if you get a pair of water proff shoes that would help too
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:41 PM

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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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:45 PM

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.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:45 PM

View Postgameystar333, on Dec 28 2007, 12:53 AM, said:

bag your feet in plastic wrap

exactly
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:46 PM

Do what I do on hikes..

Get a pair of hiking boots Gortex or that are water proof. They will keep your feet dry as a bone.

Also, NEVER WEAR COTTON SOCKS!! They put the water right next to your sick, which isn't good. Go with wool.

EDIT: If you're playing in knee deep.. Army boots? Wader pants?

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:48 PM

wrap your socks in the plastic then put a rubber band around the top
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:51 PM

You're not gonna get trench foot from an afternoon of playing paintball
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:54 PM

this guy plays different paintball than you man he is in knee deep water
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:34 PM

You get trench foot from days of your feet being cold and wet, and never letting your feet dry. Playing for a day even in deep water isnt gonna hurt you.
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:44 PM

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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

This post has been edited by gameystar333: 28 December 2007 - 05:44 PM

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