Camino Packing List: What Makes It Into Your Blister Kit?

Camino Packing List: What Makes It Into Your Blister Kit?

Alison’s Camino de Santiago Blister Experience

We walked 800km (in 42 days) across Spain with very few problems. I experienced pinch blisters on both little toes, which I was prepared for and expecting, given my training hikes. On the 5th day, they became unbearable - they were filled with fluid which would drain away each night by the morning, but by the 5th day, Cam used a sterile scalpel to pop them, which was a great decision. We even watched your YouTube video twice before attempting this.

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When Should You Pop A Foot Blister [And How To Do It Painlessly]

When Should You Pop A Foot Blister [And How To Do It Painlessly]

Do a quick scan of the internet and you’ll find about 50% against and 50% for popping. And some recognise there's a place for both interventions.

What's missing is the practical information you need to decide whether your blister needs to be lanced or left alone. If this was your blister, would you pop it?

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Adelaide 6 Day Ultramarathon 2018 - The Blister Perspective

Adelaide 6 Day Ultramarathon 2018 - The Blister Perspective

Track

The running surface is cement and the loop is 1.4255km, with 10m elevation per lap. A beautiful track that is shaded in parts but one that by all accounts is tough on the feet and rest of the body.

Winning 6 Day Distances

  • Darren Linney 800.959km

  • Anabelle Hepworth 742.803

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Take Your Foot Blister Kit To The Next Level

Take Your Foot Blister Kit To The Next Level

Any blister kit should be assembled with 5 goals in mind:

  1. keep your blister as pain-free as possible
  2. stop your blister roof from tearing or deroofing
  3. prevent your blister from getting infected
  4. make your blister heal as quickly as possible
  5. and even to stop your hotspot from becoming a blister in the first place
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The Ultra Blister Kit - Perfect For Multiday Hikes, Treks & Ultramarathon

The Ultra Blister Kit - Perfect For Multiday Hikes, Treks & Ultramarathon

For the ultramarathon runner and multiday hiker

A decent blister kit needs to cover a lot of blister scenarios. And it needs to have enough of everything without having too much. It's a fine line between preparing for the worst case scenario, and packing too light - only to run out of something at the most inconvenient moment. After providing foot care at several 6-Day ultras ...

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Foot Blister Treatment 101: How To Treat Your Foot Blister To Heal It Fast

Foot Blister Treatment 101: How To Treat Your Foot Blister To Heal It Fast

It's easy, but not as easy as preventing them in the first place

Successful blister treatment all boils down to the integrity of the blister roof.

The blister roof will either be intact, torn or deroofed. And whether you use an island dressing or a hydrocolloid depends on this.

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Methods For Drilling A Hole In Your Toenail To Treat A Toenail Blister

Methods For Drilling A Hole In Your Toenail To Treat A Toenail Blister

Including blood blisters

I’ve known about this technique for some time. I’ve seen on YouTube. But I’d never tried before. You twist a hypodermic needle back and forth, gently, until you get all the way through the nail. It doesn't even hurt. And I think you can do it yourself!

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