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Backpacking Hygiene Essential: Purell

  When I go day hiking or backpacking I always bring a long a small bottle of Purell hand sanitizer (left.) I buy it in bulk and repackage it to save weight, but you can also buy small bottles of it (right) in many drug stores or supermarkets. Purell's primary …

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Blister Prevention and Treatment for Hikers


No one is immune to blisters. However, blisters are preventable if you understand the conditions that cause them and they will heal faster if you know how to treat them properly. In the following article I begin by explaining what blisters are why they occur. I then discuss techniques to …

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