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Foot Care When Camping

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute
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Camping is awesome, but can present some challenges. Here are some tips to make sure your feet are safe and comfortable on your next camping trip. Follow these instructions for best results!

1) Wear proper shoes.

When camping, it's important to consider the terrain as well as the activities planned for the trip. Will you be hiking? Fishing? Know your schedule and plan accordingly. Never venture from the campsite without sturdy shoes.

2) Bring flip flops. 

It's much safer to wear flip flops than to go barefoot even the short distances between tents around camp. Bring flip flops for short distances to avoid having to put on lace up shoes and socks and avoid the temptation to go barefoot. 

3) Wear sunscreen and bug repellent when your feet are exposed.

This is often a neglected area. Remember to wear sunscreen and spray bug repellent on all exposed areas. 

4) Bring a first aid kit.

Make sure to include items to remove slivers, bandage blisters, and fix broken nails.

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