Planning a multiday hike? Entered an 6-day ultramarathon? Going remote? You’re going to need some really good blister gear. And you’re going to need enough of it without having too much and weighing you down. It’s a balancing act isn’t it – between preparing for the worst case scenario, and packing too light, only to run out of something at the most inconvenient moment.
That’s where the ULTRA hiking blister kit comes in. It’s a comprehensive blister kit that allows you to cover every blister scenario over a lot of days. Use it to:
Stop hot-spots from turning into blisters
Treat the three different types of blisters
Make blisters less painful and heal quicker
Prevent blisters from getting infected
Contain blister gear that is more durable than most
Our Best Blister Gear Compilation Is Called The ULTRA Blister Kit
Watch the video to see what’s inside the ULTRA Blister Kit and how to use each piece of blister gear.
I’ve had the Advanced Blister Kit in circulation for some time now. It’s a great kit. It puts some advanced blister gear in the hands of anyone who needs real blister management capabilities. I put this together to help people augment their standard first aid kit. It’s a great kit for day trips.
But anyone who is taking part in multiday events, hikes, treks, expeditions or ultramarathons, they need something more. The Advanced Blister Kit just doesn’t have enough blister gear.
Created on the back of 6 day ultramarathons
After researching the best blister kits on the market, providing foot care at several 6-day ultras and speaking to hundreds of Camino pilgrims who have covered vast distances in Spain, Portugal and France, I understand the items, quantities and capabilities needed. Plus, we’ve got some extra blister goodies for general foot care issues that are commonly encountered.
It’s called the ULTRA Blister Kit. Now in their own light-weight double-zip space-saving compressible bags, each pack is 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (max) and weighs 248g (8.8oz).
The ULTRA Blister Kit Contents
6 x Cutiplast island dressings 7.2cm x 5cm (sterile) 6 x “Joint” island dressings (sterile) 12 x “Finger” island dressings (sterile) 2 x Hydrocolloid dressing 6.9cm x 4.4cm (sterile) 2 x Hydrocolloid dressings 6.5cm x 2.5cm (sterile) *new* 2 x Hydrocolloid dressings 6.5cm x 2cm (sterile) *new* 4 x Engo large oval patches (7cm x 4.4cm) 2 x Engo small oval patches (5.1cm x 3.8cm) 1m Fixomull Stretch 5cm width 6 x Povodine iodine antiseptic swabs 2 x Skin Prep wipes 2 x 5 Cotton tip applicators (sterile) 2 x 5 Cotton wool balls or gauze (sterile) 2 x Scalpel blades size 15 (sterile) 2 x Hypodermic needles (sterile) 2 x Gloves (medium) 1 x Emery board 1 x Orthopedic felt sheet 15cm x 11cm x 5mm thick 1 x Poron/PPT sheet 15cm x 13cm x 2mm thick 1 x Gel toe sleeve – wide 1 x Gel toe sleeve – narrow 1 x Gel toe cap – narrow 1 x 2Toms BlisterShield powder sachet *new*
ULTRA’S Blister gear specifics
Various Island Dressings (24pcs)
Function: Protect the intact or torn blister roof; soak up blister fluid; prevent infection, maintain a moist healing environment for optimal healing.
How to use: Cover any blister and ensure the non-adherent “island” covers the entire blister.
Quantity: 24 island dressings ie:6 Cutiplast (or Primapore), 6 “Joint” and 12 “Finger” dressings.
Note: All dressings are sterile, hypoallergenic and water-resistant.
Hydrocolloid Dressings (6pcs)
Function: Hydrocolloid dressings are used for the treatment of deroofed blisters. Similar to Compeed, they provide an ideal moist environment that promotes healing in low to moderately weepy wounds.
How to use: Rinse the wound with saline or antiseptic. Gently dry the skin around the wound. Apply the dressing, and anchor all edges with Fixomull taping. When the hydrocolloid absorbs wound fluid, a whitish gel is formed. When this gel reaches the upper film surface, the dressing surface becomes marbelled or transparent. This is normal. The dressing is designed to be left on for several days. Change the dressing immediately if there is leakage from any edge, or if there is a suspicion of infection (increased soreness / redness around the wound).
Note: Scalpel blades are sterile single-use items and must be disposed of in a sharps container, not general waste.
Hypodermic Needles (2pcs)
Function: Use a hypodermic needle to bore through your toenail if there is bleeding or blister fluid underneath it, to release the pressure.
How to use: I know it seems a bit extreme, but this is an easy and safe procedure to perform yourself. You don’t need to press as hard as you think. Just gentle pressure as you rotate the needle on the nail is all you need.
Shelf life/MSDS: Will remain sterile unless packaging is breached.
Note: Hypodermic needles are sterile single-use items and must be disposed of in a sharps container, not general waste.
Function: Used to promote infection control and to keep hands clean when applying povidone iodine (brown liquid).
How to use: Apply to hands before handling torn, deroofed blisters or povidone iodine swabs.
Note: The silicone material is washable, reusable and able to be placed directly to intact skin. Do not place on an open wound. Hand wash product, air dry and lightly dust with talcum powder after drying for maximum longevity.
Toms BlisterShield Powder *New*
Function: To reduce friction levels
How to use: Apply to skin
Quantity: 1 x sachet
Shelf life: Listed on packet
Note: My advice is to apply to the blister-susceptible area of skin (don’t tip it into your shoes as depicted in video)
Plus Instructions For Your Peace Of Mind!
The BlisterPod Ultra Blister Kit comes with instructions on how to use each item. And a copy of the Blister Treatment Flowchart, so you know exactly what to do and when. The Ultra Blister Kit gives you the products and process for preventing and treating your foot blisters and is available now!
Ultra Blister Kit
Blister Prevention's Ultra Blister Kit is the perfect kit for ultramarathon events. Contains 60+ blister care components & instructions.