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Basic First Aid Skills: How to Treat a Blister

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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Taken from Adventure® Medical Kits’ Wilderness & Travel Medicine Guide, by Dr. Eric A. Weiss

Did you know blisters are one of the most common injuries in the outdoors? Within hours, a small rub in your boots can turn into a painful blister. However, with a few basic preventions tricks and early treatment, you can protect your feet and keep a blister from interrupting your adventure.

Blister Prevention

Prevention

Eliminate as many of these contributing factors as possible:

  • Make sure your shoes fit properly. If your shoes are too tight you’ll have pressure sores, while too loose leads to friction and irritation.

Breaking in New Hiking Boots – Preventing and Treating Blisters

Friday, May 7th, 2010

It’s that time of year again! Time to break in the new boots and hit the trail.

Do you know that blisters are one of the top reasons that people abandon their hiking trips?  We have all experienced the pain associate with blisters – especially when breaking in new boots – read the tips below, courtesy of REI, to avoid painful blisters and sore feet.

Also remember to stock up on blister prevention and treatment products like AMK’s Moleskin and GlacierGel to treat hot spots and blisters.  You can also visit the Adventure Medical Kits video section to learn more about how to prevent and treat blisters.