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Blister prevention?
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Contributors to this thread:
The rookie 23-Aug-19
JohnMC 23-Aug-19
Paul@thefort 24-Aug-19
Bou'bound 24-Aug-19
Spiral Horn 24-Aug-19
Scar Finga 24-Aug-19
JTreeman 24-Aug-19
Franklin 24-Aug-19
g5smoke21 24-Aug-19
The rookie 24-Aug-19
JohnMC 24-Aug-19
JTreeman 24-Aug-19
JohnMC 24-Aug-19
Paul@thefort 24-Aug-19
JohnMC 24-Aug-19
jordanathome 24-Aug-19
JohnMC 24-Aug-19
Bowman 24-Aug-19
kota-man 24-Aug-19
jordanathome 24-Aug-19
orionsbrother 24-Aug-19
Vonfoust 24-Aug-19
Bigbear 29-Aug-19
Mossyhorn 29-Aug-19
Bou'bound 29-Aug-19
Trophyhill 29-Aug-19
LINK 29-Aug-19
The rookie 29-Aug-19
jdee 29-Aug-19
JohnMC 29-Aug-19
IdyllwildArcher 29-Aug-19
wkochevar 29-Aug-19
Bou'bound 29-Aug-19
jdee 29-Aug-19
TreeWalker 29-Aug-19
APauls 29-Aug-19
Barty1970 30-Aug-19
From: The rookie
23-Aug-19
I’ve always used 2nd skin when any signs of hot spots start up. Just wondering if there’s better options? Thanks

From: JohnMC
23-Aug-19
Leukotape - Put it on before you have a blister. First sign of a hotspot or even better before you head out if you know where you have a problem spot. It sticks great you can leave it on multiple days. Carry in your pack wrapped on a lighter. I had issues scouting and started using it and walked 100 miles plus over a two weeks hunting keep it on heals at all times and a big toes part of the time no blisters.

From: Paul@thefort
24-Aug-19
xxxxxxx10 Luekotape . I agree with John. Great stuff. used it this week on my heals. no issues. The product is---- REF # 76168-00

There are no other options that is as good. Paul

From: Bou'bound
24-Aug-19

xxxxxxx100 Luekotape that stuff is amazing. it will protect your feet from blisters or you could repair a helicopter rotor with it and enable a fly out. it is unreal.

From: Spiral Horn
24-Aug-19
Another +1 for Leukotape!!! Just used it for almost 2x weeks in he Kamchatka mountains totally abusing my feet the entire time - no blisters

From: Scar Finga
24-Aug-19
yep, also great for keeping a bitch sticker (That's a bandaid) on when hunting, wrap small cuts with it and keep trucking. I superglue small cuts and even blisters if they pop. then put Leukotape over it. it works great!

From: JTreeman
24-Aug-19
I’ve got a pretty original idea! I would recommend Leukotape. It’s the best, and lasts for days!

—jinn

From: Franklin
24-Aug-19
If you think you are getting a blister or have a blister and are going to apply LT. Take a small piece of LT and stick it to the sticky side....so in the blister area you have a non-sticky area over that area. If you stick LT to a blistered area you will rip your skin right off when you go to remove it. It`s some serious stuff as mentioned....

From: g5smoke21
24-Aug-19
Yep leukotape

From: The rookie
24-Aug-19
Thanks guys! I’ll be adding it to my pack.

From: JohnMC
24-Aug-19

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Add it like this instead of carrying a whole roll.

From: JTreeman
24-Aug-19
John, I carry the whole roll and sell it by the inch at a premium on the mountain. Can pay for a hunt that way sometimes ;)

—Jim

From: JohnMC
24-Aug-19
I guess I’ll need to be more entrepreneurial on the mountain. Had buddy put me on to it. I bummed some off of him the first time I used then order a roll.

I live in a town of 100,000 plus and could not find it for sale. Had to order off of Amazon.

From: Paul@thefort
24-Aug-19
John, I purchased mine here in Ft Collins at City Drug, cost $12

From: JohnMC
24-Aug-19
Paul you know all the real bowhunters live in Greeley

From: jordanathome
24-Aug-19
I smelled Greeley the other day........in Erie. Eeeewwwwww.

From: JohnMC
24-Aug-19
I think that was you are to close to Boulder in Erie and it was all the dirty hippies.

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24-Aug-19

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From: kota-man
24-Aug-19
I was not expecting that...

From: jordanathome
24-Aug-19
Indeed....I thought I was kinda random but damn...........

24-Aug-19
I always put my taped lighters in a Ziplock snack bag.

From: Vonfoust
24-Aug-19
Leukotape but in a pinch black electrical tape works pretty well too.

From: Bigbear
29-Aug-19
Duct tape! When I was in the Army I would get blisters bad! I found out quickly that if I had a hot spot slap a piece of duct tape on it and I wouldn’t get a blister. Still holds true today. Sometimes I’d use both moleskin & duct tape. Apply moleskin then duct tape over it.

From: Mossyhorn
29-Aug-19
The first bit of prevention is making sure your boots fit. If your heel has any slip, in any direction, that’s gonna eventually cause a blister. Moisture can also be a problem. I have only tried mole skin and I like it. I almost always carry a spare set of socks in my pack. As the day goes on, your boot may loosen up. Re-tie your laces to eliminate any foot slippage.

From: Bou'bound
29-Aug-19
leukotape makes duct tape look like scotch tape. no comparison.

From: Trophyhill
29-Aug-19
The absolute best way to prevent blisters, is to wear footware that fits. And break in whatever you are wearing well ahead of time. It really is that simple.......unless you have issues with your feet of course.....

From: LINK
29-Aug-19
The best blister prevention is conditioning your feet to your boots. Wear them a lot. I’ve never had a hotspot with boots from Danner, Keen, Wolverine, Salomon. Break your boots and your feet in.

From: The rookie
29-Aug-19
Thanks for the tips guys. I have a good pair of kenetrek boots that fit well. My problem is my feet sweat real bad through the day, also hunting pretty steep country so beats them up with the sweating over the trip. LT is gonna be in the pack.

From: jdee
29-Aug-19
Do you guys who are using Leukotape leave it on for several days or do you put fresh tape on every day ? I’m thinking guys who are camped on a mountain probably leave it on a While .

From: JohnMC
29-Aug-19
I have left it on for several days at a time. No problems

29-Aug-19
What link said. I wear my boots daily for the 6 weeks leading into my first fall hunt and I never get blisters.

From: wkochevar
29-Aug-19
The responses could have stopped after the first one!! Thats all you need to know! Good Luck

From: Bou'bound
29-Aug-19
leukotape can stay on for a long time and get as wet as you want.

From: jdee
29-Aug-19
Guess I’ll leave the Duck tape home this year and try some LT.

From: TreeWalker
29-Aug-19
I had very good luck with duct tape with staying in place for several days inside my boot though the leukotape appears will conform to curves better while remaining without wrinkles. More better. Making the change.

From: APauls
29-Aug-19
I’ve had the edge of duct take roll over exposing glue that got into my awesome Darn Tough socks and I didn’t notice and after a wash I couldn’t get it out. Saved my feet and I was on the tundra after caribou so I’d do it again but it isn’t the be all end all

From: Barty1970
30-Aug-19
^^^^ As fellow Bowsiters have said, and I can attest to how effective Leukoplast tape is, pre-taping heels and other potential hot spot areas with Leukoplast tape BEFORE the very first step of the very first day, whether hiking or hunting, is The Way Forward

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