Blisters!!!

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Don’t we all know someone – maybe even ourselves – who had to cut a hike short?

Or had a VERY uncomfortable hike? Blisters. Ughh. Many of us have gone almost exclusively to running or trail shoes for hiking. They are lighter and often more comfortable. But they don’t hold the foot as solidly as a (heavier, stiffer) hiking boot. Consequently our feet can move around and rub. Try this tip for lacing up your runners before your next hike and see if it helps prevent some blisters.

Thanks to Illumiseen (bit.ly/illumiseen) and YouTube for the video!

Pack your own foot care kit, like Wandering Hemlock – Ambassador for Gossamer Gear – suggests! Brilliant!

“Foot care kit

Rather than keeping foot care tools mixed in a first aid kit where they are difficult to find, I kept a dedicated foot care kit in the side pocket of my pack for easy access.  Kits vary considerably between people but commonly include scissors or nail clippers, baby wipes or alcohol pads, moisturizer, anti-friction cream, blister pads, antibiotic ointment, and sports tape.  I also kept a safety pin for removing splinters, popping painful blisters and for attaching my wet socks to my pack when they were drying.”

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This blog excerpt and image are from Wandering Hemlock’s blog post. To read the whole thing go to:
http://gossamergear.com/wp/footcare-basics-pacific-crest-trail

 

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