Survival Quiz #19
(Modern Survival.org) – What can you do to prevent blisters during a hike or run?
• Wear thin socks
• Wear cotton socks
• Wear pantyhose
• Tighten shoelaces
Answer: Wear Pantyhose. Here’s why…
Developing blisters on your feet can cut short an otherwise enjoyable hike. It can even put your life in danger when facing a survival situation. Marching in formation, moving quietly, or running for your life can be a horrific task with burning wounds being rubbed raw with each step. Knowing this, the military found a cheap hack to stop blisters before they start.
In the following video. BlackScoutSurvival explains why military members use nylon stockings, otherwise known as pantyhose, to prevent blisters:
According to Healthline.com, blisters form from a variety of factors such as burns, insect bites, infections or friction. The reason nylon stockings help is that they act as a second skin on your feet, reducing the friction buildup that would otherwise create blisters.
Not only can the pantyhose help prevent blisters, it also creates a barrier from nasty insects such as chiggers and ticks.
The survival uses for pantyhose don’t end with foot protection. In a pinch, they can be used as an improvised fishing net, or even to filter large particles from water. To see another item you may not immediately think would be useful in a survival situation, click here.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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