When it comes to hiking with kids, one question that often comes up is do you need hiking boots for kids? I found that by getting my kids a few bits of hiking gear such as pack, poles and boots, they really took to the outdoors with a lot more enthusiasm.
When it comes to hiking gear, one material that is often praised for its versatility and durability is Gore-Tex. In this post, I’ll explore what makes Gore-Tex hiking gear unique, the pros, cons and alternatives.
Even the best hiking boots need to be worn in before they can be completely comfortable and perform at their best. Here’s a few tips on how to break in your hiking boots.
The R-value you need will depend on the conditions in which you will be sleeping. Here is a general guide to the R-values you need for different conditions.
Both carbon fibre and aluminium hiking poles have their pros and cons, and the right choice for you depends on your specific needs and preferences. Which ones are best? Here’s a few things to consider.
While it may not offer the comfort and amenities of a traditional tent, a bivvy sack (or bivy bag) can provide basic protection from the elements and can be a valuable addition to your gear arsenal.
Both hydration bladders and water bottles have their pros and cons, and the better option for hiking depends on individual preferences and specific hiking needs. Regardless of the method chosen it’s important to stay hydrated.
You don’t have buy expensive gear to start hiking. While investing in quality hiking gear is important, it’s also possible to start with the basics and gradually build your gear collection over time.
Let’s delve into the advantages and disadvantages of hiking shoes and hiking boots, so you can make an informed decision for your next hiking adventure. I’ve even thrown trail runners into the mix.
Hiking poles, also known as trekking poles or walking sticks, are a popular accessory for hikers of all levels. But what do you do if you bend your hiking pole?
Wondering how to clean a hydration bladder? Here’s a couple of things I do to to keep mine clean and dry between adventures. I’m sure there are heaps of other great ideas. What do you do?
There are many reasons people like hydration bladders and there are many reasons people don’t (cleaning is one of them). Like all things hiking related, it all comes down to personal choice. I like them, I use them and if you haven’t, I encourage you to give one a try.
A quality hiking knife will greatly assist with a range of outdoor duties including meal preparation, first aid, gear repairs, and even starting a fire, so choose your knife carefully and enjoy your future outdoor adventures.
Merino Skins provide the power to keep to you going. To keep the body’s muscles working at full capacity during activity, the body’s temperature must not rise excessively.
Most of the clothing we wear day to day is made from cotton. So why is Merino Wool the best clothing for hiking? There are many benefits of merino wool. It’s not just an odour resistant, one trick pony.
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Even if you love to pack light, here’s some essential hiking gear that could save your life. These tiny items will hardly be noticed, until the day they are needed.
One of the most important ways to maintain your comfort on the trail is to get the best hiking boots for you and your adventure. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to find the right shoe or boot.