Which company are you working for? Where are you planting?
As far as boots go, I’d go with some light hiking boots and gators. Break in those boots ASAP. If you’re a klutz, you’ll want to make sure your boots have proper ankle support, which will mean a heavier boot. I wore double socks, one of which was a polypropylene layer near the skin to wick away moisture. I think it was a pretty good setup, never had a blister. There was a guy in my truck that had terrible blisters, I lent him a pair of my sock liners, and he said they helped.
Athlete’s foot isn’t a big deal, but wear your flip flops in the shower.
Sprinkle salt on your food to keep sodium levels up. Drinking so much water has the effect of diluting your blood.
If you enjoy cold water, I’d invest in a four litre insulated water jug that you can put in the truck. From my experience, there was occassional fuckups with the water supply, but I always had water to drink and offer the guys in my truck. There’s also the option of carrying around an insulated water bottle with you. If you don’t, your water will often be warm as piss, but some guys don’t care. If you’re going uninsulated, Nalgene water bottles are the best. You can put juice in them and they won’t retain the taste, and they don’t break. Forget hydration packs, they are useless, fragile, and expensive.
For wet days, polypropylene is the shit. There’s no way to stay completely dry, even in a rubber suit, you’ll end up sweating your balls off and being soaked anyways. Polypro will keep you warm when you’re wet. I wore polypro to sleep when our drytent first ran out of propane and was later blown away by a storm. I was wet, but I could sleep.
Cotton keeps moisture near the skin and cools you down. Polyester wicks moisture away and keeps you warm. Soccer shirts from a thrift store are a good place to find cheap polyester.
If you’re not sure if you can hack it or not, consider putting off your purchases until later unless they are absolutely essential. Examples: music players, expensive rain suit
They’ll probably talk about maintaining a positive attitude and keeping moral up. It’s not just about that. Everybody hates the complainers.
If you plant naked, watch out for devil’s club.