Avoid the Agony of the Feet: How to prevent and treat blisters

November 7, 2013





Few things can ruin a trip faster than blisters on your feet. The good news is that you can take some simple steps—and carry a few items of essential gear—to prevent or deal with them before they burst your hiking fun…
This column originally appeared in the September/October edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.

 “Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

(Photographs by Ryan Smith)

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.