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DaveZ
09-11-2012, 04:40 PM
What tricks does everyone have to prevent blisters while hiking?

I always carry an extra pair of socks and duct tape.

Ikeepitcold
09-11-2012, 04:42 PM
I've used mole skin but I've used it after the blister as started. I wear a new pair of boots well before I go out hunting and wear the same pair of socks ll be wearing to hunt in o break in the boots.

Drhorsepower
09-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Hike a lot and wear good boots have always been what I've gone back to to prevent blisters. Like anything, your body becomes accustomed to whatever task you throw at it over and over again.

Chippy Hacky
09-11-2012, 07:22 PM
Preperation H. Before it pops.

brooks
09-11-2012, 07:48 PM
Duck tape or Athletic tape does the job !!!!! I tape mine up like a football player and hike all day without getting blisters.... I learned the hard way though.

Jasers
09-11-2012, 08:03 PM
x2 on the mole skin and athletic tape! In Afghanistan and Iraq we would tape our "known" hot-spots with A-tape if we had it. Mole skin works well after hot-spot has started as mentioned above (its thicker and less comfortable as a preventative measure). Utilizing a poly liner sock also works well in the right pair of boots.

brooks
09-11-2012, 08:13 PM
x2 on the poly sock liner...and a good/great pair of socks with really good worn in pair of boots tied up tight. I bring along alot of good quality socks and have ruined some good liners, I thought they were good they cost enough but if I tape my feet I never get blisters anymore even without liners.

jenbickel
09-11-2012, 08:39 PM
What tricks does everyone have to prevent blisters while hiking?

I always carry an extra pair of socks and duct tape.

Yay!! Someone else that uses duct tape!!!!

Fink
09-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Preperation H. Before it pops.

Sick.

I prevent blisters by wearing good boots, and lacing them tight.. I also try to change my socks at least once during the day. I find it beneficial to take my boots and socks off for a little while if I'm glassing.. Dry feets = no blisters.