Just a reminder to think about one of the important but often overlooked aspects of heading out on a self-supported trip.
--Today is the 4th. Sheep hunters heading out for the opener should be trimming their toenails (correctly) today/tomorrow and sanding down any corns or callouses.
--High quality socks, knee high with good elastic that stay up, and changed regularly
--Spare insoles: Changed out daily to minimize residual moisture in boots
--Hot spots: Stop immediately, drop the pack, shuck the boots and fix the problem before blisters form (silver duct tape works best for me). If you are near water soak your feet for a minute to cool them off. Dry well then apply hot spot fix.
--Relief & Inspections: Even on a weight conscious backpack hunt I bring slippers (or crocs or whatever) to give my feet a rest. As soon as I'm back to camp off come the boots. While the water is heating the feet get the once over--a little rub, clean between the toes.
--Gold Bond powder: It is a few extra ounces (film canister's worth) but the feet get a little at bed time
For those blessed with hooves...feel free to disregard. For the rest of us mere mortals don't forget to be good to your tootsies.