- Know your boot. Before going into the backcountry for an extended period, try to break your boots in. During this process you should find out your feet are prone to blisters in a given model of footwear. Such a discovery will help you strategize the rest of your blister prevention.
- Layer your socks. The bottom layer should be a lightweight liner. Liner socks absorb friction while your hiking.
- Prep known blister sites. After the break-in period, you should be well acquainted with your boots. You should know where blisters are likely to form. It is possible to prep such areas with tape. Many guides actually put a piece of duct tape over their heels before they even leave the parking lot.
Random thoughts on Blisters
--How to Use Moleskin
--Ultra-Racer Article on Blisters
--More Fun Facts on Backcountry Blisters