Adapt, improvise, overcome, I thought. There was no way around the fact that my feet were going to get wet, muddy, and cold. But I'd be damned if I was going to let that stop me. There was only one thing to do—up-armor my flip-flops. Using a combination of Gorilla Tape and Camo Form—handy stuff, stretchy and self-adhesive, good for everything from camouflaging shotguns to deadening things that would otherwise rattle—I set about turning my flip-flops into crude boots. The key, I discovered, was to start the tape from the inside of each ankle and wrap the tape both in front of and behind the ankle and under the flip flop. In short order, I secured my footwear to my feet. Sort of, I mean. I wedged a toe warmer under each sock and set off.