RE: [John Muir Trail] Re: Proper application of Leukotape
- You've had plenty of advise already but.... My experience with Leukotape is that it requires no base of benzoin to help it adhere to the skin. It sticks well enough on its own. I've always carried compound tincture of benzoin (ampules) for use with duct tape that doesn't stick so well on it's own. There are other uses for benzoin that might make it worth bringing on the trail for you.
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:55:15 +0000
Subject: [John Muir Trail] Re: Proper application of Leukotape
As always thanks for the great advice!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "martypicco" <marty@...> wrote:
> Hi blister experts,
> I have had problems with blisters on my heels repeatedly, so I've heeded some advice from this group and purchased tincture of bezoin and leukotape, planning to proactively tape my heels before I start (in about a week).
> Having never used this stuff before, I'm a bit nervous about its "once it's on, it's on" property. In particular, since it is not flexible tape and I would like to cover a significant portion of my heel, I'm wondering if there is a specific technique/pattern to be followed that will allow the skin on the back of the heel to flex properly. For example, when taping should the foot be in a neutral position, or tilted fully forward/back, etc? I'd hate to create a problem while attempting to avoid one.
> Thanks for your help.