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August 14, 2017
Ian
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6 Steps to Stop Blisters when Hiking

As ArmaSkin strives to achieve 100% satisfaction with its customers we have tabulated what we see as the top 6 steps to preventing blisters when hiking. In conjunction with ArmaSkin liner socks these steps cover the entire journey from choosing your boot to given your feet suitable rests en route.

August 10, 2017
Ian
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Why Use ArmaSkin Liner Socks To Prevent Blisters When Hiking

A dual sock arrangement ie liner sock and outer sock, allows slight slippage between the sock layers thus reducing the amount of sideways loading (shearing force) transferred to the skin layers while walking. A good liner sock thus has an outer surface with a low Coefficient of Friction (COF) which makes this slippage efficient. An

August 6, 2017
Ian
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A hazy eclipse?

On August 21, parts of the USA will experience a total solar eclipse.  A team of hikers being led by Jeff Zausch, will ascend MtBorah to view the eclipse. Jill from Idaho (thank you Jill) has let us know that all is not well in the area. I noticed on your website that you are

August 5, 2017
Ian
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Wanderlust Travel Nurse passes 1400 miles on PCT

Wanderlust Travel Nurse (aka Daniele Clarissa) has passed the 1400 mile point on the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail. As usual Daniele has provided some truly remarkable insights and pictures from her hike.  2017 has proven to be one of the toughest years for hiking the PCT because of the late extreme snow conditions, but

August 2, 2017
Ian
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Bee ReLive on Mooloolaba Beach in ArmaSkin

Bernadette, an ArmaSkin blister prevention fan, enjoys the life in Queensland and recently sent us a sample of her running life via a ReLive video.   ReLive is an app that takes your Strava or Garmin file and turns it into a 3D feeling image of your run.   To see her run FOLLOW THIS

July 30, 2017
Ian
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Blisters and Bliss gives thumbs up to ArmaSkin blister prevention

Christine of Blisters and Bliss has been testing ArmaSkin for around five months now.  She recently published her review on her website.  "I have a good idea of how they work for me and what scenarios I like to use them in. The best application for these in my opinion, is skiing or backpacking. Ski boots are

July 28, 2017
Ian
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Lucy arrives in Rio Mayo

After a grueling trek from El Chaten and through a major snowstorm Lucy Barnard has reached Rio Mayo.   This destination was not in Lucy's original plan.  Instead she had hoped to walk to Coyhaique in Chile.  The presumption is that snow conditions combined with a desire to provide some relief for a sore foot meant the

July 21, 2017
Ian
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Daniele passes 1100 mile on PCT

Daniele has passed the 1100 mile point on her attempt to through hike the Pacific Crest trail. In addition to the treacherous conditions caused by the heavy Winter snows, recently Daniele took a short break from the trail to recover from  "a virus I caught, fluid in my knee and a shoulder infection". All good now

Ian
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Lucy Diverts to Rio Mayo

Lucy Barnard, on her attempt to Walk the Americas has altered her immediate short term destination from Coyhaique Chile to Rio Mayo in Argentina. The recent snowstorm conditions on the way up from El Chalten have no doubt impacted on this decision.  In a recent FB post Lucy said "A tortuous trail (for my feet) has

July 16, 2017
Ian
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Back on the PCT with Wander Lust Travel Nurse

Daniele who is using ArmaSkin for blister prevention on the Pacific Crest Trail, heading Northbound. "I'm so happy with the addition of my ArmaSkin socks for the last 300 miles. Prior to the addition of these, my feet developed several blisters. I am happy to say that my feet are now blister free! I never

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