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I seem to remember from my dim and distant childhood that stilts were the best thing for walking through mud and stuff. Is this true?

Offered by Helena.

Not a good idea, especially if we're talking about deep mud. You'd need to lift your legs pretty high for each step unless you were planning on sliding each stilt in turn. Wellington's are a problem because of the air lock that is created beneath the boot. All you need do is equip each with a piece of plastic tubing so that it runs down the back to the heel. This releases the trapped air and solves any sticking problem. You can actually buy boots with this already fitted, or so I was once told, but I've never seen any and besides why pay expensive prices when do it yourself works just as well.

Offered by Brian.