Ordered two kinds of socks to possibly be the outer layer for hiking. Both are wrong, but I'll probably use them anyway. Can't find what I want, and I've now spent a ton of money on socks.
The pair on the left is bamboo and the pair on the right is cotton. The bamboo ones look almost small enough. The cotton ones are too big to start with.
Here is the problem- bamboo:
They have added too much stretchy stuff.
They will probably just work their way down inside the shoe. I've test worn one pair of each as a top layer for some short walks. (Just pulled the cotton ones up till they fit- they are enough like tube socks for that to work) They are sliding. Not too bad in just 3-4 miles, but they will have to do 12-14 miles a day and go 2 or 3 days in a row before being changed.
I have also tried hiking in two layers of the capilene- old ones underneath and new ones on top. Those did not slide, but they were hot.
One of those combinations is going to have to work.
In other news: I worked on trail food. My indispensable Excalibur dehydrator died. I have to figure out if it's the motor or the timer switch. When I call it indispensable, it mean that in value of the quality. Practically speaking, I can dry things in the oven, and am doing so. But it's slow because I only have 2 trays I can use there. A friend will loan me a round one if I want (they work differently and aren't my favorite). I also went to the store and got the next round of groceries for hike food.
You can see that the pile is growing, but lots of missing pieces yet.
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