Emergency planning is all about having the right gear. Preppers are always planning for the worst-case scenario; this year they’re planning paid off. Food, shelter, etc. are essential, but proper clothing and boots are at the top of the list. Of course, clothes keep you warm, and boots protect your feet.
So, what do we need in a boot? The boot has to have good tread and have good traction, be breathable, and comfortable. When choosing, pick a boot over a sneaker. The lighter, the better, heavier is best (good angle support), but this additional will eventually catch up with you. If you have a choice between synthetic or leather, leather is the best. Consider your environment if working in wet (waterproof) or cold weather (insulated). Don’t forget to look at the shoelaces. Pick a braided shoelace over nylon. As important as your boots, a good pair of socks, wool is the best.
- The main purpose of a pair of survival boots is to protect your feet.
- Consider if the boots are waterproof, durable, and have decent traction.
- Your boots should be lightweight and comfortable with excellent ankle support.
“Whether you’re facing inclement weather, natural disasters, or a terrorist attack, your survival boots should be able to get you through debris and miles away.”