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Camp booties keep feet warm during winter camping with a polypropylene outer shell, synthetic insulation, and rubber sole. Proper socks are important, and synthetic blends are recommended. Look for synthetic insulation instead of goose down. Research and invest in good booties for safety and warmth.

Camp booties help keep your feet warm and warm in colder weather during winter camping. They consist of a polypropylene outer shell and a warm insole and are lined with a synthetic insulating material. They are usually worn over socks and help contribute to the layering effect which keeps the body warm. The outer shell has low permeability and high vapor loss to block wind and cold, yet still allow perspiration moisture to move away from the body.

Most field boots have a rubber sole with a dot or other textured pattern on the bottom for light traction if the wearer has to walk around the field on packed snow or ice. Insulating material wraps your foot to protect it. A removable foam insole provides cushion when walking and can be removed to reduce bulk when wearing your field shoes inside a sleeping bag. Ankle boots typically have a ribbon lacing that goes through loops on the sides and adjusts to the right fit.

Campers usually wear socks inside their camp booties, but the right kind is key. Cotton is a very absorbent fabric and is not recommended for layering, as it absorbs moisture exuded by the body and takes a long time to dry. This will cool your feet, hands and limbs instead of keeping them warm. In extremely cold weather this can contribute to hypothermia and even death. A synthetic blend is recommended and campers should bring extra socks to allow for rotation while the other pair dries.

There are booties that contain goose down, but while down is a great insulator, it bunches up and collapses when wet and is difficult to dry. An experienced camper looks for camp boots with a good synthetic insulation material. The dead air space between the fibers helps retain body heat to keep your extremities warm. The fine synthetic fibers typically do not absorb water and provide a fill power very close to that of down, without the worry of bunching.

Winter camping can be fun if basic safety and care rules are followed. There are many websites that sell field booties of all types, or they are available at outdoor stores. Before buying, especially if they are new to cold-weather activities, campers should read product reviews and talk to others who have experience with winter camping. They will undoubtedly have recommendations for the best products. If the good booties cost a little more, it might be worth the money to avoid losing your toes to frostbite.

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