CHAFING

Backpacker - - CHEAT SHEET -

Bathe with wet wipes, then ap­ply hand san­i­tizer to dry ex­cess mois­ture.

Use a lu­bri­cant to re­duce fric­tion. Vase­line, Body Glide, and Bag Balm work, but thru-hiker Lau­rel “Lol­ly­gag” Reiss­man swears by Vag­isil. “It works so well for leg chafing. It in­stantly stops all the pain and makes it glidey so you don’t keep wear­ing away skin. And it smells nice.”

Wear clothes that elim­i­nate skin-on­skin con­tact, such as tights.

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