My most miserable backcountry hunts haven't been caused by bad weather or heavy packs; nope, they almost all involved blisters on my feet. Sounds like a little thing just talking about it and it's kind of uncomfortable when you get one on a day hike, but on a backpack hunt in elk country, it can change the entire hunt. Unlike other types of hunts where there may be other means to get from one place to the next, on a backpack hunt there is only hiking, and a blister will remind you it's there every step you take. Finding time on a backpack hunt to rest a blister and let it heal isn't an option either (that could take days!), so the best medicine is obviously to prevent them in the first place. So, I'm going to share two things in this article - 1) some tips on prevention; and 2) how to care for your feet if you still end up with a blister.
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