Originally Posted by young1
It can be hard to keep boots / socks dry
Trick I learned after getting completely soaked one day with no time to let my boots dry - plastic grocery bags.
It sucks putting your foot into a wet boot for hours on end, and REALLY messes up your feet. Instead, change your socks, put your foot into the grocery bag, then into the wet boot. Your boots may still be wet, but your feet and socks stay dry.
If you're travelling in the lower 48, near civilization, money can buy you almost anything you need. A walmart is never very far away where most people travel (this does NOT apply if you're headed out to the boonies). I carried too much stuff with me on my 10,000 mile jaunt in 2010. In the future i'll save the money I would've spent on the non-essentials, had less to pack/unload/repack at every stop, and likely had more leftover at the end of the trip. YMMV.