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Wrist Blisters?

Postby venturefar » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:05 am

On my last trip I was trying to figure out why a ton of the PCT hikers I saw had their wristwatch attached to one of the shoulder straps on their pack. When I got home and took off my watch to jump in the shower I discovered I had a blister on my wrist under the band of my watch. It never bothered me on the trail and I didn't even notice it until I got home. I can only assume it was caused by the rotation of my wrists while using my trekking poles. Weird. Any one else experience anything like this?



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Re: Wrist Blisters?

Postby Jimr » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:44 am

I used to carry a wrist watch strapped to a zipper loop on my pack. I put it there because I never wear a wrist watch and don't particularly like something strapped to my wrist. Perhaps that is their case as well.

These days, I don't bring any sort of time piece. I use the sun.
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Re: Wrist Blisters?

Postby rlown » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:51 am

I've stopped carrying a watch as well in 2009. Only thing important to me when on the trail is "how much light is left" and that can be figured out with the extended arm and finger thing.

Even digital cameras have a clock, so..

If I happen to carry my GPS, it has a clock, and more importantly, a timer for counting down when your freeze dried meal might be ready (yuk!)..

Bummer about the blisters.

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Re: Wrist Blisters?

Postby maverick » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:03 am

Have never had any wrist blister issues, and do wear a watch, mainly for the
alarm function for my star and sunrise photography. Sometimes also use the
alitimeter function but rarely nowadays.
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Re: Wrist Blisters?

Postby oldranger » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:59 pm

What's a watch?

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Re: Wrist Blisters?

Postby Dave_Ayers » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:51 am

I've never gotten a wrist blister, but I do wear the same altimeter/watch both on and off the trail so I'm used to it. While hiking I often strap my altimeter on my pack instead of wearing it on my wrist. The primary reason is to get even tanning and not have a white stripe on the wrist. That way if I don't take the altimeter on a day hike I don't have to worry about sunburned wrist.
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