Last year my brother and I spent a week camping in the snow and spent our time snowboarding at a near-by resort. Saved us thousands on accommodation, the road trip was fantastic and the camping was...an experience.
So we're doing it again. We have vastly improved on our camping set-up but the one thing that is still bugging me and without doubt I want sorted before we go is a way to dry our riding boots so they are bone dry (or as close to dry as possible) the next day. At one point last year I was in such utter pain from my feet being so cold that I spent 3hours lying on the floor in the foyer of the resorts main reception waiting for my boots to dry and my feet to regain feeling. The reception staff gave me lots of weird looks but maybe it was because I was staring the the ridiculously attractive female staff too much
Anyway - seen as all my time in the snow has been 2 weeks or less, and I live in sunny Australia, I was wondering if anyone can give me some pointers or possible ideas for getting the boots dry?
Yes boot dryers exist, but we want to dry 3 pairs of boots (gloves as well hopefully) and seen as we are camping (proper camping mind you, no toilets, power, showers or anything) we need to be able to run the dryer for extended periods on battery power. I have seen some DIY solutions that are pretty much how I intend on doing it but they all say don't use a heated source of air as it may ruin the boot moulding. Given the ambient temp will be around and below zero (Celsius) will blowing air into the boots not just freeze them? Should I suck the air out? Anything I can improve here?
I guess I'm asking because there are a lot of seriously clued up people on these forums, and a very large amount of you are North American's who experience the weather we'll be camping in on a far more regular basis than I do.
I'm tapping your brains people!!!!!