Leukotape Blister Treatment
Every Camino hiker will experience hot spots on their feet that eventually turn into blisters if not treated properly. Athletic tape doesn't have the appropriate amount of stick to stay on for days at a time. Multi-purpose medical tape for your Camino hike.
$10.00 - 15.00
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Leukotape P is specifically designed for the patellofemoral (McConnell) taping
High tensile strength yet hand tearable for easy application
Rigid joint immobilization and limitation of movement
Protects skin from scratches and rubbing
reason to purchase for the camino:
This is the perfect multipurpose tape to have with you in your medical kit. Some hikers use it as their only blister treatment by preparing it in small pieces. It can also be used as a replacement to athletic tape to support sprains or weak joints.
Budget friendly alternatives:
Athletic Tape is an alternative but doesn't have the strenth of adhesive power. Athletic tape falls off 5x faster than Leukotape.
About the gear list Curator
It's always good to know who is designing an optimized backpacking list since you should be getting information from experienced backpackers that have not only done wilderness backpacking, but also the Camino itself. There are distinct differences between wilderness backpacking (i.e. Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail) and then walking the Camino de Santiago.
About the Camino Gear List Curator:
Caleb has hiked the entire Camino Frances in the fall of 2016 and has done many wilderness hikes along the Appalachian Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, Machu Pichu, and other smaller week-long treks. His hiking style tends to be a lightweight backpacker rather than an ultralight backpacker. His pack base weight for wilderness thru-hikes tend to be around 15-18 pounds rather than ultralight backpacking weighing below 10 pounds. He also does not recommend the base pack weight above 22 pounds. In general, the Camino is unique because you can cut out some heavy pack items such as a tent and substitute more hygiene products or clothing. The Camino is different from other thru-hikes since it has higher hygiene expectations in it's hiking culture. This list allows for a handful of luxury items and targets the necessities for a Camino hike. If you are planning on doing the Camino in the winter or the Primativo, make sure to read the description of each product to see if you should get it in those circumstances.