Weird backpacker doesn’t have sacred socks

OBLONG, ILLINOIS — Sienna Whitfield discovered a dirty little secret about backpacking partner Tayla Neville.  In a drastic break with backpacking’s conventional wisdom, Ms. Neville apparently does not maintain a pair of sacred socks used only for sleeping.

“So we’re in the tent getting ready to go to sleep and Tayla asks me why I’ve got a pair of socks just for sleeping… who doesn’t know about sacred socks?” Ms. Whitfield wonders in a mystified tone.  “It’s like Backpacking 101, you put on a fresh pair of socks when getting in your sleeping bag.  It keeps your bag cleaner and gives your feet a chance to heal from the day’s sweat, salt, and pounding.”

Ms. Neville responds that she just didn’t want to carry the extra weight, she’s never able to sleep in socks, she doesn’t think the technique helps her foot care regimen, and that Ms. Whitfield’s sacred socks smell gross.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.