Produced By Cam McKirdy
In this HD video clip I relieve pressure on my foot. These big blisters were the result of an 18 mile hike on The Ramona Falls Loop and The Pacific Crest Trail. I should have busted out the Moleskin as soon as it started hurting, but I didn’t think they would develop so quickly, and puff up like this. If your blisters are huge, there’s nothing wrong with poking into them with a sterile knife or needle. You can sterilize your tools by cleaning them with alcohol, a lighter, or boiling them in hot water. It’s also a good idea to soak the wound in Epsom salts for up to 30 minutes. Plus, apply an antibacterial cream like Neosporin before covering with a bandage. Clean the area twice daily if possible too. Prevention is key. Wear thick socks, and break in your hiking boots long before you hit the trail.