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Q&A Post-hike Care and Pain Relief for Blisters and Hot Spots

There are many, many articles and web sites that will tell you what to do if you develop a hot spot or blister while on the trail, and need to perform some field treatment to allow you to get back ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does zinc oxide work?

I am a big fan of zinc oxide products for minor outdoor injuries, e.g. zinc oxide tape for blisters on feet, or products like Sudocrem for sunburn and so on. They certainly seem to help the healing...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by gaius‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin?

A few times I've been out walking or backpacking and have no moleskin with me. Sure enough, my boots start giving me blisters. How can I prevent or treat hotspots and blisters without using moles...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Pulsehead‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sports tape to prevent blisters while backpacking?

My doctor just used sports tape on me for a hip injury. I had never used sports tape before and realized that it might work well for blister prevention on my feet while backpacking. It seems very s...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes

I've enjoyed hiking my entire life but I have one huge problem. The skin on my feet is extremely soft and sensitive. I wear good wool socks with properly fitting boots and change socks during long ...

13 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin C‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to apply duct tape and mole skin to prevent blisters?

In response to a question that was asked regarding preventing/treating blisters, a reputed and a respectable climber (DavidR) said: "Having 'duct tape', 'mole skin', or other adhesive products,...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I prevent blisters in ski boots?

Possible Duplicate: How do I treat hot spots and blisters when I have no moleskin? How do I treat a blister? How can I prevent getting them in the first place? I often get blisters in ...

0 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Ross‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should you pop a blister?

When I'm home running or on a day hike, I prefer to pierce the skin as soon as a blister forms and drain all fluid from a blister to reduce the pain and further irritation/inflammation. In this cas...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by bmike‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to minimize limitation/pain from blisters caused before a camping trip?

I have a short camping trip coming up. This week, from using a wooden tool, I got blisters on my hands at the base of some fingers. In the future, ideally, I would take precaution to not get bliste...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by cr0‭

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Q&A How do I treat a blister? How can I prevent getting them in the first place?

When hiking with a new pair of boots or if I haven't been hiking in a while, my feet might get blisters. How can I treat a blister and keep hiking? Are there things I can do to prevent getting ...

6 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by studiohack‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do you risk when you ignore blisters and carry on walking?

The blisters can be very painful. If you walk further, you should expect it won't be easy and pleasant. And the blisters may get worse. But what do you risk, except from pain and getting more blis...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Blisters on small of back

I went hiking with a friend a few years ago who had adjusted his new 90 liter pack to sit pretty high up on him. As a result he managed to create two very large blisters right above his buttocks. ...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Citizen‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Blister Prevention/ Heel hardening

I work in the outdoor industry and I had never had any issues with blisters whilst hiking for years. Then one weekend I wore a pair of high heels out for a wedding and got blisters on my heels. No...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Caitlin Browning‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sliding Insoles: does this need to be resolved?

I put some used Superfeet insoles in my new Danners and they slipped just a little on the downhill part of a hike (1/4in to 1/2in) but they're very prominent insoles. Is this a huge problem as far ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kyle Hotchkiss‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

Question blisters hiking boots
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Q&A Should I pop my blister before a hike?

Several weeks ago (on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May, I believe) I did the practise weekend for an expedition with school - the practise weekend was a two day hike, covering about 25km-30km total...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Anna Hughes‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

Question blisters walking
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Q&A Preventing hand blisters while paddling

I went kayaking for the first time this weekend, and it was a blast! Unfortunately, I also ended up with some abraded skin on my hands, where the paddle shaft had chaffed the skin. I've done other ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by nhinkle‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will barefoot walking harden the skin and help prevent blisters when trekking in heavy shoes?

Blisters are usually happening if you walk much more than you are used to, or the shoes are much harder than those you usually wear. For example on multi-day trekkings in heavy trekking shoes. The ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Danubian Sailor‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A Hiking boots vs trail shoes

I have two sets of shoes that I wear while hiking. My favorite by far are my light weight trail running shoes. I have worn them on 9 mile hikes without any break-in, and went blister free. From a c...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Timothy Strimple‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

Question blisters boots

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