I’ve previously extolled the virtues of the humble scraps of blue foam.
One item I’ve touched upon before, but thought I’d go into a bit more detail: pad for changing shoes.
In muddy and winter conditions, so much easier to simply put the shoes you are changing INTO in front of the pad and the shoes you are changing OUT of behind.
Simply step onto the pad once you untie your first foot wear and then step into the new footwear.
Seems a simple item..but it works quite well. I “borrowed” the idea from my buddy Mark a few years ago. And the past few weekends, I’ve heard one or two people remark something along the lines of “Why didn’t I think of that?”
As a bonus, if you have to change a fog light or look under your vehicle, the blue foam is quite handy for keeping you (and your clothes) off the ground.
So cut out a piece of old blue foam. And no longer hop on one foot at a winter trailhead.