Care for Your Feet


Care for Your Feet

  • Your feet have been mercilessly pounding over the gravel, sand, rocks, streams etc. for several hours. They need rest and recuperation for tomorrow’s trek.
  • Remove your socks and keep them outside in the sun.
  • Take off your socks and wash them.
  • Wash feet as often as possible. Dry them rub vigorously between their toes.
  • If feet look tender, wash them first with soap & water. Dry them & apply powder.


  • Blisters on the treks are inevitable. You cannot avoid them but you can surely know how to deal with them.
  • First clean them with soap and water.
  • Puncture the blister with a sterilized pin or needle.
  • Do not remove the skin
  • Apply adhesive plaster, band-aid.
  • Remember to keep your feet as clean as your face.

Before You March

  • Check your shoes first. They should be comfortable (and never new)
  • They should be loose enough to accommodate 2 pairs of socks and to absorb the friction, which causes blisters. Talcum powder is useful to avoid friction and to cope with sweat.
  • Keep your shoes dry and clean.
  • If your shoes are wet, never dry them over fire. Stuff it with papers. Change your wet socks immediately.
  • Make it a point to change socks every alternative day at least, as a dirty sock not only smells foul but also causes blisters.
  • Lastly, have you tied your shoes properly?

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