Francis, how do you take care of your feet when hiking long distances? I have talked to many long distance hikers and the number one problem that some of them have is taking care of their feet. Do you use rubbing alcohol to toughen up your feet? Is the secret to choose the correct shoe? Do you tape up your feet before you begin? How can a city dweller who has soft feet (but is in shape) suddenly hit the trail without destroying their feet? I realize you could probably write many pages on this subject but any suggestions would be appreciated.