[pct-l] Chaffing Skin in the Desert
559josh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 15:15:48 CDT 2009
I don't have ANY experience wearing skirts, but I pretty much though that
chaffing was MAINLY caused by friction & lack of humidity, and only
exacerbated by constant moisture (sweat)...if this truly is the case, I'm
not sure how wearing a skirt would help here. ???
From: pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of brian at ancientbrit-adventures.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:08 AM
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Chaffing Skin in the Desert
If you are worried about chafing skin inside the thighs perhaps you could
show more imagination or daring with your choice of clothing.
An increasing number of ladies are hiking in skirts and a few men have
through-hiked in kilts. For the daring the old indian breach-clout could be
If these garments are worn without underpants you will get plenty of
ventilation and chafing should be a minimum.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net
> [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
> On Behalf Of Pat Wormington
> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:04 PM
> To: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [pct-l] Chaffing Skin in the Desert
> While packing my pack I started thinking about the chaffing I
> experienced in the Desert. I have hiked almost all of the PCT and
> nowhere else on the PCT will you experience such dry air as Southern
> CA and chaffing problems.
> inside of my thighs were rubbed raw by the seams of my zip-offs. I
> wore bike shorts under my pants, and my light long johns inside out at
> The seams were too painful against my skin.
> Almost There...............Jollylopper
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