You may want to check the thread entitled "Greasing Your Mocs" in the Trekking & Primitive Skills section of this forum. Many of the brethren have offered up their suggestions for waterproofing in that thread.
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from The Antelope Wife
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Well first off ya can't "waterproof" leather, water n moisture resistent yes but Proof no. Best thing is to carry several pair of dry mocs n socks to change into while others dry put. Peccards is a good brand or make yer own from wax n fat. A higher wax content helps to shed the water n the fat keeps the leather softer
I've used a Mink Oil/beeswax product, but understand too, that something like a moccasin which is well greased from moisture is also often well lubricated to slide on wet or snowy ground. As for bags or containers, depending on what you use, you may find they are sticky/oily and so will rub off onto clothing or attract dirt or debris. Which is why I did actual Mink Oil as it soaks into the leather pretty well, and doesn't leave in most cases any surface residue.
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