This page is about bugging out using just your own two feet..
The last thing you need in a Bug Out situation is a problem with your feet.
Here a a few prepper ideas.
Toenails: Make sure your toenails are trimmed, especially for travels that involves long descents.
It’s best to clip your toenails as short as possible. Put a (toe)nail trimmer in your EDC.
It’s best to wear socks made from synthetics, or a blend of synthetics and wool.
These will wick moisture away and keep your feet drier and cooler.
Make sure your socks fit properly.
Socks that are too big can bunch together in boots and create friction areas that result in hot spots or blisters.
Always carry extra pair of socks in your BOB.
Boots and foot-wear: Make sure your boots are broken in fit well and are comfortable.
To help prevent blisters from forming on your heels, and toes from hitting the front of your boot, make sure your boots are properly laced.
Blisters: A few suggestions for avoiding blisters:
+ Take the time to toughen up your feet by doing walks or short hikes.
+ Wear your new pair on short hikes, before taking them long distance.
+ Walking barefoot will toughen the skin of your feet.
+ Always stop and remove dirt, sand, or any other debris that gets in your boots.
+ If you can, air your feet out during a break in order to cool and dry them off.
+ If you feel hot spots forming, cover them with moleskin, athletic tape or duct tape.
Once properly fixed they become like a second skin and should remain in place for as long as required, even in the wet!
They are also essential for
covering existing blisters once drained of fluid to allow you to carry on
walking or running with the blister.
These helpful assistants will adhere to your foot like a second skin, protecting and accelerating the healing process at the same time
Blister plasters if fitted correctly will be more effective than just tape alone, particularly lower quality tape.
Quality and effective blister
plasters consist of different layers.
When you place the plaster on
your blister, it will begin absorbing the moisture into the hydrocolloid right
When it is time, don’t fear the
removal of blister plasters, as they aren’t stuck to the healing wound and
should not cause it to tear.
Be sure that you are using the blister
plaster properly. The adhesive should form a complete seal around the
Exposing your blister to the air
while resting your feet is a good idea.
Look for blister plasters in the
drug store or pharmaceutical section of the grocery store.
Plasters can be applied for
prevention of blisters as well.
Include this simple and effective
product in your first aid kit, purse, EDC or BOB.