Moleskin - Don't Take a Long Hike Without It!
I like to hike in the forests with my Lab (he loves it) and also hunt with him on occasions, as well as go fishing and camping in primitive areas, requiring you to hike in packing your gear to setup or camp out. A short stroll is literally a walk in the park, but for longer treks, you can begin to develop blisters or skin inflammations, friction rubs, irritate calluses, or even break through skin and start abrasions that bleed.
One item that, to me at least, is indispensable in one's backpack or gear bag when going anywhere on foot that requires a long hike, is to take along some moleskin.
Not everyone has heard of this stuff, and it can really help if you have to hoof it. The sheeple have no idea such items even exist, but that is why they have e-gizmos to play with to keep their minds occupied rather than learn how to leave an area on foot if the mommie van stops running, or the subway is shut down....
Here is a picture if you have never seen moleskin (it's okay - not a commonly used item, especially in a nation gone soft from watching their "magic lanterns"):
Moleskin basically acts as a buffer or fabric barrier between your skin and your shoes, so the rub or pinch points stop aggravating your condition any further. They can literally be a lifesaver if you are miles from your vehicle or base camp, or home, as the case may be. Not very expensive, but its worth its weight in gold....
I recommend you purchase this on your next trip to the store - outdoors and sporting goods stores usually sell it - and add it to your BOB - ah, all better now...!