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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    My question is why did this question need asking? It does seem rather obvious.
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    Perhaps because one size does not fit all in terms of how folks choose to manage their hike, as evidenced by the folks who replied in the affirmative IRT safety pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonehiker View Post
    Why fiddle with something else? Simply use straps on your pack.
    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    My question is why did this question need asking? It does seem rather obvious.
    One of my backpacks has compression straps. The perfect place for attaching wet laundry.
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    It's also obvious my socks tend to cost between $10-20/pr and I haven't yet hit the lottery. It's also obvious I've lost a sock or two using one safety pin or compression strap. Use both. I'll use a smallish brass or stainless safety pin maybe even two through a webbing strap and put the sock behind a compression strap. If I lose safety pins I'll dry in the shovel pocket and at a stop dry more on a sunny rock. Damp socks can also be worn to dry through body heat facilitated when footwear are quick drying H2O low absorbing and the socks are of appropriate wt wicking merino. Drying apparel by wearing can be great way to dry damp stuff. On a hot sunny day through evaporative cooling it might be appreciated. Change out before the apparel gets sweaty. The stainless and brass don't leave rust holes.

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    You guys still use socks?

    Sandals are for the real hikers.

    I've never lost a sock using compression straps. But it does give me anxiety lol. Im waiting for the day they dissapear.

    I'm experimenting with different socks nowadays. I like DT merino. But once theyre wet... theyre wet till laundy day.

    I'm gonna experiment with thin nylon for LD hiking.



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    Like yeahh man ah sandals are where its at. Yo sandals R righteous bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonehiker View Post
    Why fiddle with something else? Simply use straps on your pack.
    This is what I always have done. Of course, there's always the risk that you don't secure the sock tightly enough under a strap, but I never lost a sock that way in 3000 miles of section hiking.
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    I forgot to buy safety pins my first time out, so in a pinch i grabbed a couple binder clips on my way out the door. They are still on my pack for the sole purpose of hanging my wet socks.

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    This could be a fertile new area for Dutchware.
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    I use large brass safety pins. Have never lost a sock.
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    I use large safety pins to 'hang' wet clothes from while hiking, but I've come to the conclusion that nothing gets dry in the mountains. When I wash out socks, etc. at the end of the day and 'hang' them overnight and from my pack the following day, they may be less wet by the end of the day, but not dry.

    For the record, I nearly always hike the AT in spring and fall, so perhaps the humidity is too high. Also, I wear SmartWool or Wigwam socks.

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    if you go to a store that sells fabrics , look for large dress pins. Just like safety pins but much larger and stronger

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