Category: Hiking

How To Treat Blisters

Even those who take blister prevention seriously cannot entirely eliminate blisters on feet, hands or other areas on the body. And if you can’t prevent blisters, the chances are that you will have to treat them. Read on for helpful blister treatment tips: WATER BLISTER TREATMENT Water blisters (common blisters on feet) are usually small […]

How To Stop Blisters From Getting Worse Once You Have Them

If you’ve ever tried treating a blister with pickle juice, you probably know the only thing that does is make you smell like a pickled cucumber. Tea tree oil to treat blisters smells nicer, but it’s complicated. Here some other blister remedies you can try in case you get a blister: Piercing a blister: Sometimes piercing […]

Common Walking and Hiking Injuries

  COMMON HIKING AND WALKING INJURIES Some of the most common walking and hiking injuries are easily preventable: blisters on feet, sore hips and knees, cuts and scrapes, and dehydration.   BLISTERS: What causes blisters? Friction or rubbing of the skin is one of the most common causes of blisters. Blisters caused by rubbing and […]

The Best Socks to Prevent Blisters

The Best Socks to Prevent Blisters In general, the best socks to prevent blisters on any athlete’s foot are made without seams and use synthetic fabrics that keep feet cool and dry. Running Socks: Toe Socks: Runners who frequently get blisters on feet and toes may want to try toe socks. These types of running […]

Gear That Helps Prevent Chafing

Gear That Helps Prevent Chafing   Compression Gear: Compression gear like compression tights and compression shorts has increased in popularity among cyclists, runners and triathletes recently even though the research on whether or not the tight-fitting high-tech garments is mixed. A study by Indiana University created quite a stir last year when it found compression […]