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May 17, 2021
Blisters are annoying but are one of the most common problems that plague hikers and backpackers. Even the smallest of spots can be painful enough to cut your trip short. The below guide should help you prevent blisters the next time you hit the trail.
The leading perpetrators are pressure, moisture, and heat that cause blisters to form on your feet while hiking. Blisters form when the skin gets irritated or damaged this could be from tight spots in your boots or wrinkles in your socks. Your feet are more prone to damage when they are wet, either from sweat or water on the trail.
Sometimes, no matter how much you tried to prevent them, you will end up with a blister. As long as you have the correct first aid supplies and know how to use them, you can still manage the situation and hopefully continue on with your hike.
We hope these tips help you prevent a blister from ruining your next adventure. What’s the worst blister you’ve ever gotten? Do you think it could have been prevented? Tell us in the comments.
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