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by Jill Schuman | September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do you love eNZees, but can’t find it locally? Help us spread the wool! We are always looking for new outdoor gear shops, health and natural grocery stores, and other new retail opportunities. Tell your favorite local retailer about us, and if they place an order, we’ll send you two FREE full-size bags of eNZees Foot Soother.

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Tell your local outdoor gear or shoe shop, independent grocer, or health and wellness store how much you love eNZees. Feel free to send them to our website or show them this video of how it works.

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If they order, we’ll send you two free bags of eNZees Foot Soother as a thank you!

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The Fall Colors Are Here!

by Jill Schuman | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The autumn equinox has come and gone and across the country the trees are transforming their verdant wardrobe into a golden hue. From the East Coast to Rocky Mountains, we’ve put together a selection of the best fall color scenery. If you have a great shot of the Fall, send us a picture or enter to win free eNZees Foot Soother!

Fall Colors East Coast Farm

Photo by Larry Gross

Fall is the perfect time for long walks in the brisk air - especially if it's been to warm for enjoying the outdoors this summer!

Autumn backpacking Trip, Crater Lake Durango Colorado

Backpacking at Crater Lake near Durango, CO. Photo by Margaret Hedderman

And weekend backpacking trips provide for cool days and cold nights in the mountains!

Autumn fall colors on a lake

Photo by Larry Gross
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Photo by Larry Gross
Hiking trail to Crater Lake in Durango, CO
So hit the trail before the snow comes. Be sure to send us your pictures and don't forget to take your eNZees in case of blisters!

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Top 3 Desert Trips for Fall

by Jill Schuman | September 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

While the coming cold temps might but the kabash on hiking and camping in your neck of the woods, Fall weather means it’s Desert Season. Many of the best places in the Desert Southwest are just plain too hot to handle during the Summer, but with cool weather on the way, now is the perfect time to explore some incredible country. Put these desert destinations on your to-do list!

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico

Tent Rocks National Monument

Tent Rocks, NM by Karen and Brad Emerson

South of Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Tent Rocks is a long way from anywhere. Its desolation only lends to its eerie and at times otherworldly beautiful. Tent Rocks is a land of volcanic ruin, hoodoos and spikey cones. It’s relatively small and is great for a short day trip. It features two hiking trails, bird watching, and some incredible geology.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands by John Fowler

Canyonlands by John Fowler

You could spend a lifetime exploring the Canyonlands National Park near Moab, UT. From petroglyphs to secret arches to camping to slickrock scrambling, Canyonlands offers something for every adventurer. The national park is split into three districts: Needles, Island in the Sky, and The Maze. While The Maze requires four-wheel drive to access, the other two districts are easily accessible for all vehicles. Book a backcountry permit, and spend several days winding through canyons and over slickrock in Needles or check out the great day-hikes in Island in the Sky.

Zion National Park, Utah

Observation Point Trail Zion

Me hiking the Observation Point Trail in Zion. Photo by Larry Gross. 

I recently spent several days exploring one of America’s greatest treasures, Zion National Park. You’ve probably heard of some of the hikes: Angel’s Landing or Observation Point. Zion isn’t a bucket list destination for no reason. It’s one of the most incredible landscapes I’ve ever seen. But it does get busy, so if you can, visit mid-week.

Be sure to bring along plenty of eNZees when you head into the desert. Sometimes hiking in new environments, temperatures, and humidity levels can cause blisters. Have fun and happy trails! 


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Ten Essentials: The First Aid Kit

by Jill Schuman | April 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hiking by Andrew Hitchcock

Hiking by Andrew Hitchcock

Do you know what the Ten Essentials are for any backpacking or hiking trip are? (If you don’t, check out this great post from the Washington Trails Association.) The First Aid Kit is always at the top of my Ten Essentials list because it’s the easiest to forget about, especially when you don’t use it every time you go out.

I always check the contents of my First Aid Kit before I go out on any hike or extended trip. It’s so easy to forget to replenish that “one thing” you’re sure to need in an emergency.

First Aid Kit for Backpacking and Hiking by Chinook Medical

You can either build one yourself or find a pre-made First Aid Kit from companies like Chinook Medical, which is based in Durango, CO like eNZees. Either way, you want to make sure your First Aid Kit always contains the following:

  • Band-Aids of assorted sizes
  • Antiseptic Towelettes and cleansing pads
  • Wound Closure Strips
  • Small gauze pads
  • Small role of adhesive tape
  • Tweezers
  • Safety Pins
  • Small ACE bandage
  • Any medications or personal necessities
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Antihistamine
  • Aspiring and Ibuprofen
  • Lightweight scissors
  • And something for hot-spots and blisters*

*Most ‘how-to’ lists, like this First Aid Kit checklist from Backpacker Magazine, recommend carrying moleskin or duct tape in case you develop blisters. However, I’ve heard from many eNZees customers that they’ve stopped carrying these things all together because they choose to prevent blisters with foot wool. eNZees Foot Soother is ultralight weight, biodegradable, and all-natural. Add it to your First Aid Kit the next time you go on a hike and let us know what you think!


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