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Thu, May 11, 2006
Getting Fit Feet, part 2
This skills program is part two of an interview with John Vonhof, the author of Fixing Your Feet. Your feet are your main means of transportation on most wilderness adventures. Some people suffer after a relatively short distance, while others have walked thousands of miles without problems. So how do you keep your feet in top working order?
John explains how to manage hot spots before blisters appear on your feet. In case that fails, he goes into quite a bit of detail about how to treat blisters after they appear. He talks about the article he wrote for Backpackinglight magazine about his 1.5 ounce foot care kit. He talks about people who have been very successful at walking thousands of miles without foot problems, and talks about a forthcoming update of his book.
If you want to know more, John publishes the Fixing Your Feet E-zine, and maintains the Happy Feet weblog.