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Plastic bags can stop your trousers getting muddy . . .

My Top Tip for putting on waterproof trousers without getting them muddy from your boots is to take a plastic bag with you from a shop or supermarket - put it over boot - pull on trouser leg - repeat with other boot - hey presto, mud goes on inside of bag and not of trousers.

Tim Nobes, Kendal, Cumbria


Use WD40 to tighten gaiters

If you have the type of gaiter fitted with heavy rubber stirrups you may have experienced a problem tightening them up, give them a spray of WD40, works wonders and gets them clean to boot. (pun intended).

Hew Thomas, Ammanford


Don't burn loo paper in hill country - bury it!

Don't burn loo paper in hill country. In the dry season, it takes only the briefest touch of a flame for heather to catch light. Putting it out again is a big deal, and it takes only seconds for the situation to be beyond control by one person. Bury it!

Jonathan Reynolds, Wiltshire


Don't forget the Haribo!

Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo! A bag of Tangfastics will perk up your group to walk that last one, five or ten kilometres!

Michael Nolan, Ormskirk


Handy Net Bag for your Bits and Bats

Need a small, closable net bag to keep all your 'bits & bats' in? Washing tablets have one in each pack, 'Lift"' one when the missus isn't looking.

Alan Lever, Barnsley


Use plastic bags to waterproof your gear

Waterproof your gear no matter the day. Buy inner liners, waterproof individual garment or items with seal tight bags. Wear a thermal vest in winter, you can strip to t-shirt when out. Take toilet roll-never know! Little survival kit-cheap.

Firoz Pate, Lancaster


Make sure you have something dry to change into

Remember having a pair of clean and dry warm clothes waiting in your car to change after long walk.

Wei Lin, Leicester


Make sure you Back Pack fits

If you suffer from back problems that are made worse when walking with a rucsac (and to not have one would mean going without food and water for the day!) - always use a properly fitting one that has a good padded waist band.

Melanie del-Manso, Lilleshall, Newport


Turkey-sized roasting bags

Turkey-sized roasting bags, available from supermarkets, are light and much, much, tougher than ordinary plastic bags. They are good for keeping gear dry in your rucksack and make very good map-cases.

David Coates, Solihull


Don't forget the Surgical Spirit

Keep a 35mm film canister full of surgical spirit in your first aid kit, along with a needle threaded with cotton (not nylon). If you get a really good blister, soak the needle and thread in the Surgical Spirit, then pass them through the blister and squeeze

Mick Furey, Rotherham


Use Bonjela gel on blisters

Newly formed unbroken blisters can be treated by applying Bonjela mouth ulcer gel to the blister. It works better if appiied overnight and left to dry. The blister will not have disappeared but will have dried out significantly and can be dressed.

Colin Glen, Enfield


Dogged by Athlete's Foot?

Sounds awful (perhaps any medics can tell us why it works) but for athlete's foot - let the dog lick your feet! There must be something in their saliva - yuk; but it works!

Chris Higgs, Ipsley


Don't for some Cable Ties

Always carry a couple of cable ties in your rucsack, they are ideal for temporary repairs on walking boots (sole comes away) and on rucsack straps.

William Dowell, Sunderland


Drapolene

I always pack Drapolene when going on a walking holiday! Designed to soothe babies' nappy rash it also provides immediate and long-lasting relief to chafing of private bits(!) caused by sweaty underwear!

Jean Shepherd, Godalming


Give your feet a break as well

When you stop for a 'sit down break' - take your boots off, even socks in nice weather. I've done this for 30 years and even if your feet get a little cold, they'll soon heat up again when you get going. The comfort of fresh air around the toes.

Chris Higgs, Redditch


Look after your feet at the end of your walk

I always keep a foot cooling spray (with peppermint) and a spare pair of dry socks in the car. As soon as I get to the car after a long walk I take off my sweaty walking socks, spray my feet with cooling spray, let my feet 'breathe' until dry.

Shara Higgins, Ely


Supermarket freezer bags with strip seals

Use supermarket freezer bags with strip seals as a map case, mobile phone protector, storing keys, money, first aid kit, mess tins, and any other hiking bric-a-brac. Keeps things bone dry, even in your pockets.

Trevor Hill, Taunton


Disposable cigarette lighters are better than matches

Use a disposable cigarette lighter for gas stoves. More reliable than matches and lights with one click in wet weather. Lasts for years.

Trevor Hill, Taunton


Avoid Lost Keys

To avoid lost keys take some time to find a hiding place on your car (not the top of the tyre or in the moulding of the bumper) and leave a spare key safely secured there. If you're unlucky enough to lose your keys you won't be stranded.

David Bald, Thirsk


Freezing a Bottle of Water

Reference the tip about freezing a bottle of water, remember not to fill it to the top. Leave the neck of the bottle empty approx 1/5th to allow for expansion during the freezing process and avoid embarrassment and wet gear.

David Bald, Thirsk


Plastic is lighter than Glass

Simple tip that a lot of people overlook. Never take heavy glass bottles if you can help it. Plastic is much lighter. Oh and those clockwork battery chargers for your mobile phone could just get you out of a scrape or two.

Roger Edwards, Wolverhampton


Keep you camera ready

Always carry a camera and have it ready at short notice. When assisting other people with blisters etc, ensure you take a picture of their face when applying the tincture of benzine or other stinging antiseptic.

John Turner, Dunfermline


Don't forget a walking stick

Take a walking stick when walking up hills. It helps you mentally because you feel its helping you but all its doing is balancing you. Also walk with smaller strides up hills.

A Non,


Vaseline helps prevent blisters

To help prevent 'hot-spots' and blisters, rub Vaseline into the feet and heels before setting out. It can also be used in other places to prevent chafing.

Paul Brown, Leeds


Don't Lean Forward

Don't be tempted to lean forwards when walking up hills, it is much easier if you keep upright.

Aaron Sharpe, Bradford


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