Blister Prevention And Foot Care Guide

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I found that this excellent article from Survival Mom on food care.  I’ve always have had feet that easily blister. Whenever I bought new shoes, other than sneakers or thongs,  I was sure to get blisters.   Although it hurt like hell; I was able to stop at the end of the day and fix my blistered foot. However, if disaster strikes proper food care is essential as you will likely be hiking miles a day and a simple blister, if not taken cared for, can turn into a nightmare.

In a SHTF situation, you may be hiking long distances carrying a heavy backpack. The guidelines for backpacking foot care are more stringent than for everyday life since the distances walked and amount carried is so much greater, but following the basics of these guidelines, every day definitely can help. Foot Care, or You’ll Never Escape the Zombies With Blisters on Your Feet – Survival Mom

This article covers everything from blister and general foot care prevention . . .

Then take the time to break them in. Think about any good boots or shoes you have owned. As you wear them, creases develop where your body bends, such as the balls of your feet and your ankles. Other areas stretch to fit your feet. When you wear the shoes for a little while, they are simply more comfortable. Foot Care, or You’ll Never Escape the Zombies With Blisters on Your Feet – Survival Mom

To blister prevention and basic precautions that should be taken when you are outdoors. . .

In addition, any time you stop, even for just a few minutes, take the chance to empty rocks, sand, etc. out of your boots before the rubbing causes damage. If you can feel something in your shoe, take the time to stop and fix it before it gets worse. Unless there is an actual zombie on your heels, it’s better to spend two minutes removing, emptying, and re-lacing your boots instead of having an injury slow you down for hours or days later. Foot Care, or You’ll Never Escape the Zombies With Blisters on Your Feet – Survival Mom

Overall, a highly recommended article . . .read more at thesurvivalmom.com