Tips and Hints

If you have any tips on your favorite outdoor activities that you would like to share with us please email them to General Contact on our Contact Us page and we will try to post them on our site as well.

Blisters

Blisters should be treated immediately.  It will need to be broken in order to continue hiking.  Clean the area with soap and water, and then drain the blister with a sterilized pin.  Apply topical antibiotic ointment than apply a bandage, building a raised border around the blister to avoid direct contact.  Roll on a dry pair of socks, loosely lace your shoes or boots and continue hiking.  Clean the area whenever possible, allow it to air dry and reapplying ointment covered with bandages to promote faster healing. 

 

To help prevent blisters on your feet it is useful to wear two thin pairs of socks.  Any friction that occurs during a hike will be absorbed by the socks instead of your skin.  At the first sign of a hot spot caused by friction on your skin, cover the area with a bandage or mole skin to avoid having the blister getting any worse.