How To Dry Wet Socks on A Backpacking Trip

How to dry wet socks

There is nothing worse than walking in cold, wet socks! I absolutely love my Waterproof socks (just purchased a new pair of Waterfly socks here) but even waterproof socks eventually wet out if you spend hours in the rain. If you are on a backpacking trail and camping, then it is extremely difficult to dry out those wet socks each night. In the video below, I am going to share with you one of my little “sock drying” secrets.

In true Blue Peter style, you will need:-

  • A 3″ piece of cardboard with a hole in it.
  • Some gaffer or duct tape.
  • Two balloons
  • A chamois leather cloth

Good luck and let me know how you get on!


I had a lot of fun making this video!