Most modern light hiking boots don’t need a long break-in period. Too bad the only way to know for sure is to try them. Start with something short, and save yourself from days of nasty blisters.
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The best gear in the world doesn't mean a thing if you don't know how to use it. Protect yourself from these 10 embarrassing—and occasionally painful—gear mishaps with a little help from the experts at BACKPACKER.