Ratty wrote:Blister advice. My husband was a runner for over 30 years. If you get a blister or sore spot put that white sticky adhesive tape DIRECTLY ON THE BLISTER. No. You won't get an infection. No. You can't take it off. It stays there till new skin grows underneath. (Or it falls off in the shower.) Sure you look silly in sandals but who cares about that when your feet hurt. Try it now in the real world. You'll use it later with confidence on the playa. I've already heard ever objection so don't do it if you are too scared. It's the magic cure. Ask runners what they do. Ask sports doctors advice. I'm just sayin.
He MUST have also told you the following: the best way to treat blisters is not getting them in the first place.
I learned this the hard way. I might be especially prone to blisters out there. I spent half a burn walking on what looked like raw meat.
Now I wear boots that I've worn at least 6 months ahead of time...wear either a thin liner (hockey) sock or a thin liner toe sock (works a little better to prevent blisters between toes). Sweat encourages blisters so I start with foot powder, the liner sock, a little more foot powder, a high quality thicker sock, sprinkle foot powder in the boots, put them on. I'm able to hoof it for miles, run around a work site for 14 hours a day on playa, without even a hint of a blister. Maybe once in the hottest part of the day, I'll feel my feet getting a little damp...so I take off the boots and let my feet dry a little.
I did this for 10 days last year, worked most of it, and came home with completely normal feet.