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  1. D74

    Effectively Avoiding Blisters

    totally, I would often see people with a massive blister that had formed under the compeed that they then couldn't get at.
  2. D74

    Effectively Avoiding Blisters

    ha ha, I'm glad I'm not on my own with my views on Compeed. Some of the damage I've seen them do is certainly isn't something I want to see again.
  3. D74

    Effectively Avoiding Blisters

    I started out walking my first few Caminos using vaseline, but have since found choosing the right socks, shoes and different preventative measures to be best at keeping me blister free. I've made a video on blister prevention, which may help some of you -
  4. D74

    Anyone "Gut Train" with Kimchi/Sauerkraut pre-Camino?

    Fermented foods contain live bacteria, which when consumed can increase healthy bacteria in gut, improving your body's response to unfriendly bacteria and other such delights https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-benefits-of-probiotics
  5. D74

    Anyone "Gut Train" with Kimchi/Sauerkraut pre-Camino?

    I've never had food poisoning on the Camino, but do find the change in diet and the sugary breakfast can be challenging. What works for me is taking OptiBack tablets, which help my tum and staves off acid reflux
  6. D74

    Extra pillows logic problem

    I swear by these - https://www.thermarest.com/ie/pillows/foam-pillows/compressible-pillow/compressible-pillow.html Some of the albergue pillows are like sandbags, so having a therma rest pillow can be a life saver, or should I say neck saver. They fold up, so they don't take up too much space...

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