Re: Hiking and wading boots
I do the same as Russ except I also carry extra laces, small flashlight, various back up supplies,dry socks, snack, water purifier in my day pack. I also run it up a tree off the trail. Mice, etc will make a mess of things even if you don't carry food in it due to odors. I have extremely "BAD" feet and wearing wading shoes, more than necessary, is not an option. I carry in gear- waders, shoes, etc anytime I walk in more than 30 minutes.