Foot Care Tips For Hunters
Thank you so much for joining me today. Now, today is Veteran’s Day and as any veteran will tell you, it’s extremely important to take care of your feet, especially when you’re doing a bunch of hiking or rucking as is common on many big game hunting adventures.
After all, your feet are your primary mode of transportation in those situations. If you’re not careful, it’s really easy to get some blisters on your feet. Bottom line: torn up feet are a recipe for a seriously NOT fun hunt and nobody wants to get laid up due to preventable foot problems during a hunt you’ve spent a lot of time and money planning.
Additionally, blister can also be dangerous in addition to being really painful. I knew a guy back when I was in the Army who got a REALLY nasty infection on a terrible blister on his foot. He ended up being ok, but things were touch and go with his foot for a while and the doctors were considering amputating it at one point.
So with all that in mind, I’m going to share a few things I’ve learned over the years about how to take care of your feet so you can focus on enjoying yourself while you’re hunting.
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What We Covered
1) The importance of properly fitted boots.
2) How to break in your boots.
3) Importance of good quality socks and why you should wear an inner and outer sock.
4) Foot care tips during your hunt that should prevent hot spots and blisters.
5) What to do if you get a hot spot or a blister.
6) Why it’s important to clip your toenails before your hunt.