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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sore feet when hunting?

We have all had it... we go out hunting and either half way through the day we are in pure agony because of our feet or at the end of the day we take off our boots are they are red raw and sore.

 Hunting takes a lot out of your feet and at the end of a long day hunting your feet may very well be sore swollen and injured. If you go to far your feet may start developing foot injuries for example plantar fasciits (here is a detailed explanation about plantar fasciitis). PF well, Iv had it... and plenty more hunters have suffered from it as well because. It is a good idea then to protect your feet from damage and at the very least you wont have swollen sore feet at the end of the day. Insoles are the way to go. You can buy lots of different ones including soothing gel insoles that massage and soothe your feet, they are pretty relaxing for your feet and I always wear them and what is more they protect your feet from shocks so when you walk in your shoes normally your feet would hit the ground and shock would travel up through the sole of your foot and the vibrations would then cause damage to your foots tissue and bones over time arthritis can develop through micro fractures created by these albeit small but continual shocks. Gel insoles will deplete and take the brunt of the impact when you run or walk depleting the shock and making things a lot more safer and comfortable for your feet. Some people though have problems with their arches. Problems such as flat feet (flat feet means that your arches aint up to scratch where supporting your body weight is concerned this creates extra tension in the plantar fascia making it more likely to tear or get damaged) or wrong pronation when running can be a real problem and if a problem such as tightness and pain occurs on your arches chances are if you carry on walking your going to cause damage to the arch which causes plantar fasciitis and this is a real problem with us hunters because being in the middle of nowhere carrying on is our only option at times. Arch support insoles are made to give you some extra support and take some of the strain off your feet and arches of your feet so these problems dont set in. If your feet are happy then your a happy hunter!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

First Post

Well, here we go. The first blog at TTHA Voice. This forum will be used to provide live hunting and adventure reports from the field, alerts on ridiculous legislative acts and legislators that could blemish our past and threaten our future in regards to 2nd amendment rights, hunting rights and more. We hope you'll follow along, spread the word and comment.

For those of you that don't understand hunting...we welcome debate and discussion but will not apologize for our views or opinions. For those of you that seek to understand hunting and ask "why hunting?", I'll refer you to the words of Theodore Roosevelt:In hunting, the finding and killing of game is after all but a part of the whole. The free, self-reliant, adventurous life, with its rugged and stalwart democracy; the grand beauty of the scenery, the chance to study the ways and habits of the woodland creatures-all these unite to give to the career of the wilderness hunter its peculiar charms