That taping job made me cringe! Read “fixing your Feet” or go to the blog to learn about preventing blisters (definitely not this )- some of these “tips” are B.S. What happened at the campground gets laughed about all year long. Ok for one the best way to prevent blisters is to wear the proper socks. Never, ever wear cotton socks (or weird socks with cats or whatever on them?) when hiking. Also, that paper towel thing is really wasteful. Maybe use reusable towels instead?
What happened at the campground gets laughed about all year long shirt
All you people commenting know that these videos are geared towards people who think a 1 mile out and back on a gravel rail to trails path is hiking outdoors. You know that, right? You know that providing bad and dangerous information is an instructional video for the “novice” folks you are describing is a liability and it could hurt someone, right? Having been a Wilderness EMT, still a current EMT, I strongly suggest keeping duct tape off the skin. Everyone thinks that’s an innovative way to bandage, but duct tape is designed to eat into what it is taped to ensuring a sticky seal. What happened at the campground gets laughed about all year long. Not what you want to do to your skin! The other tapes are fine, just keep duct tape for equipment. Get proper fitting boots, wool socks, a real medical kit, and a real water filter. This Nifty “hack” is guaranteed to make you hate hiking and give you a nasty stomach problem.
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Couldn’t help but laugh at the Ahnu boots at the beginning. I have Ahnu boots and I loved them when I first started wearing them and had some pretty good hikes in them- but man after that first 100 miles of wearing them it’s like they just wore out. my feet look like hers every time and I have tried all the suggestions. Just get different boots! Avoid the Tea Tree Oil – it’s very harmful to any water life and animals. And the tampon? Good idea, but your unsanitary hands have now been all over it and you’re putting germs onto/into that cut and now making it worse. And the bug repellent – Avon Skin So Soft is the best bug repellent I have ever found. Don’t know what it is in it, but works amazingly well. And why buy all the expensive oils for this? I get non-GMO, don’t harm the environment etc – but.. this seems … not. All the glass jars and plastic containers…etc just to make one little squirt/spray bottle of what *might* work? And if you’re in wooded areas – you want something to kill TICKS and avoid Lyme Disease.