Banged my leg on a rock and received a minor cut on my shin. But you'd never have known it was minor, there was so much blood I was worried I'd bleed out. But within the five minutes it took be to sit down and roll up my pants, it already stopped bleeding. http://chipwalsh.org/CCW/BloodyCut.jpg
The blood got in and on my hiking boot. I'm sure the exterior can be cleaned up, but blood also got on the soft material of the inner tongue and cuff where it can not just be wiped off. I'm worried that if camped in bear country the dried blood will be a bear attractant.
Any suggestions for cleaning? Or, should I just toss the boots, which I'd hate to do because they are in otherwise good shape and hiking boots are pricey?