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Chafing and How to Prevent It

Hiking in Hot Weather on the Maine, AT

There’s nothing worse than chafing on a hike – chafing between your thighs or butt cheeks. It is absolute agony when you can’t stop because your schedule or a limited supply of food requires that you keep hiking. Here are a few tips to prevent chafing or worst case, how …

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Leukotape for Blister Prevention

Leukotape stays stuck after 34 miles of Hiking and Snowshoeing

I was sidelined a few years ago two enormous heel blisters, the size of quarters, after hiking the Kinsman Mountains in January. I had a pair of worn out liners in my mountaineering boots that should have been replaced and my preventative sock and heel taping system completely failed. Perhaps more troubling is …

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