Wet Socks? Simple Drying Hack

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Chiseller, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Enjoy :thumbsup:

    Meant to add to the video... They make a decent makeshift pillow... The balloon... Not the socks :D:)
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  2. qy_

    qy_ Trail Blazer

    I like that! The idea can maybe be improvised with a dry bag filled with clothing as well.
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  3. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Good idea.
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Possibly shave a few grams by using a non lubed condom???
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  5. L2viNkO8SP4

    L2viNkO8SP4 Backpacker

    Multi-use :(
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  6. Nigelp

    Nigelp Ultralighter

    Ribbed? Might increase the surface area. ;-)
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  7. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Really can't wait to try it, seems a great idea, thanks as usual.
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  8. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Charlie Cairoli will be pleased :D
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  9. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Far too simple, low-cost and effective to ever catch on...

    What you have to do is brand it as a new product/'solution', call it 'technical', and only refer to it by a suitable TLA.
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  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    1k views in 8hrs! I'm getting a battering from the bushcraft ears..... You can lead a mule to water... :whistling:
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  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I've missed the boat I launched lol
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  12. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

    Mark 2 version with balloon animals. :D
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  13. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Neat idea! Also using a laccy band to seal a balloon.

    I don't fancy your tea though... ;)
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  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Nice. :thumbsup:

    In winter, I stretch my damp/wet socks over a Nalgene with hot water inside. The smell is what I'd imagine would put an Inuit off their Kiviaq. :sick:

    I've never tried a balloon...not sure a normal one would survive the chemicals in my 'socks of death'.
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  15. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    “Viking headband with horns” :roflmao:
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  16. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    You could combine this idea with your carnivorous tendencies and use an inflated pigs bladder, or two. :rolleyeses:
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