I love my Crocs so much that they deserve their own post. I'm not going to lie and claim that I came up with Crocs as being a critical piece of hunting gear. No, that honour belongs to the Rookie Hunter Podcast. Fuck! They were right!
Not only do I use my crocs around the house for taking out the trash or doing home renovation, but they are part of my critical kit whenever I am camping or hunting.
After a long day in hunting boots, it is great to take off the boots and pad around camp in a pair of Crocs. They let your feet and boots air out, reducing moisture and the chance of blisters, and give you space to let your toes wiggle while you're sitting around the fire. With a pair of wool socks, they are plenty warm for even sub-zero nights sitting around a fire, and as a bonus, they are quick to slip on for a midnight pee. I've even used them to wade through a river crossing. They weigh nothing and make no noise so you can strap them to the outside of your pack on backpack hunts.
There is one downside of bringing Crocs hunting. You might get teased relentlessly. Trust me, they are just jealous. You won't be disappointed with having a pair of Crocs, and before you know it, others will be wanting their own too.