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Fighting Fall Moisture

During my hikes in the fall, between the summer and winter layers, moisture builds up and my chest tends to rub raw. What is the best way to stop this, besides changing shirts more often? Could I use something like Vaseline?

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During my hikes in the fall, between the summer and winter layers, moisture builds up and my chest tends to rub raw. What is the best way to stop this, besides changing shirts more often? Could I use something like Vaseline?

Submitted by – Tom, Hinkley, ME

Answer:

Vaseline has been used successfully by many backpackers. You might first try an antiperspirant on your chest–if it works, you save being gooey. Products like Sportslick and Bodyglide can also help.