How to make your boots waterproof
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If you want your hiking boots not to become wet, saturate them thoroughly. Here is one recipe of impregnation:
* 40 weight parts of cod-liver oil;
* 10 weight parts of wax;
* 3 weight parts of turpentine.
Warm up this mixture and add 20 weight parts of glycerine.
Apply the impregnation on dry, clean boots. Then allow the boots to dry in the open air (best in the sun) and apply the impregnation for the second time.
WARNING: Never smear your boots with machine oil, solar oil, motor oil and other mineral oils.