How To Prevent Blisters While Hiking and Backpacking

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As an active practitioner of Type 2 Fun, I am often faced with various body parts wearing out or falling apart on me. One of the most frustrating experiences is the dreaded “hot spot.”

You know the feeling: you stop your strong and confident hiking to take a quick break (probably to re-tie a boot or rescue an endangered species), and when you stride heroically back onto the trail, you notice a small discomfort in your foot. Your mighty gate is ever so slightly stilted, and by the time you reach camp and peel off your socks, you see the vicious truth: you’ve been hobbled by the most pernicious and insulting of bodily responses, a blister.  Read more

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