Since I've been backpacking in the forests of southern Ohio, I've been waking up to some tiny beast trying to live in my boots. I don't mind giving them a shake in the morning but then I worry if I did a good enough job as I'm continuing my hike the next day.
I was told to leave my boots outside of the tent at night so I'm not bringing anything in that may want to eat me, so I treated them with Sawyer repellent and now I park them in the vestibule but that only does so much to keep spiders out.
Anyone have any tips on what to do with your boots while you get some sleep in your tent at night?
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I hike mostly in the Mid-Atlantic area and usually keep my boots under the vestibule so that I can get them on quickly. In winter when the temperature will go below freezing, I keep them in a stuff bag inside my sleeping bag near the foot of the bag, perhaps with a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water in one of them.
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