We simply got here again from a weekend tenting journey and after a protracted day climbing on the primary day I used to be anxious to lastly get in and get the tent setup. I hadn’t even began the cooking hearth, and I might scent the meals already from the starvation I had labored up. Your abdomen and your head will group up and play tips like this on you after a full day within the woods. Now that we have been on the campsite I might take off my heavy climbing boots and placed on my Birkenstock sandals which in fact are far more snug for hanging out across the campfire.
My lady all the time teases me about my Birkenstock’s; she’s a worrier and thinks I could get a rash from poison oak or poison ivy by carrying them out within the woods. She does have some extent in a single sense and that’s as a result of the sandals are in such horrible form attributable to my carrying them all the time. I’m so connected to my sandals that I’ve repaired them myself with every little thing from fishing line to duct tape in order that they do look fairly dangerous now. The factor is it has taken a very long time to get them to the purpose the place they’re this snug; they really feel like part of my foot so I actually do not care what they appear like.
I hate to confess it however because it seems she was proper. While I used to be stoking the hearth I started to really feel an itch on the again of my ankle underneath the thong and at first I did not assume something of it. I went on with cooking our dinner which as a result of truth we weren’t that far off from civilization is definitely recent meals that we introduced with us. It’s fairly cool to be tenting out and nonetheless consuming a juicy marinated ribeye! Even whereas I used to be having fun with the style of the steak and the corporate of my lady the itch on my ankle was beginning to bug me.
After ignoring the irritation for a few hours, primarily attributable to the truth that I did not need her to be proper, I regarded down at my foot solely to see that my complete foot was pink and swollen. I did not know what I obtained into however no matter it was unfold fairly quick. It took me over 30 minutes to seek out the Caladryl lotion that I introduced alongside, simply in case. This lotion is a mixture of calamine and Benadryl and it really works actually good to alleviate the itching and irritation. First I soaked my foot within the chilly water of a creek close by after which utilized the lotion to the affected space. It helped however the subsequent day of climbing sucked! Needless to say I can’t put on sandals within the woods once more.