Sore feet can certainly put a damper on your hiking adventure, but there are steps you can take to prevent them. Here’s a few tips to help prevent sore feet on your next hiking adventure.
Muscle cramps can be painful and frustrating, but they are often preventable. With these tips, you can enjoy the great outdoors without the discomfort of muscle cramps when hiking.
Blisters can make your hiking experience uncomfortable and even painful. Lambswool is a natural and effective tool for preventing blisters during long hikes.
Hiking in Australia? Sun protection is essential! Choose broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved clothing, and stay hydrated. Start early to avoid the hottest part of the day.
While it may not be the most glamorous topic, packing out your poo is a crucial practice for minimising human impact on the environment and protecting our beloved trails and backcountry areas. So how do you do it?
Knee pain during hiking can be caused by various factors, including overuse, knee osteoarthritis, muscle imbalances, improper gear or technique, and pre-existing conditions. Taking preventive measures can help you enjoy a pain-free hiking experience.
Finding a leech on your body can be scary, at least it is for my wife, but there’s really no need to panic. I’ll give you a few tips so you can calmly and safely remove a leech without pain or complications from the bite.
What often concerns hikers even more than leeches and blisters is, “How do I go to the toilet in the bush?” There’s no need to panic, it’s something humans have been doing for years. Before you go, make sure you do the following first.
Fatal hyponatremia in hikers is rare, but it has claimed the lives of some. Overhydration should be something that all hikers are aware of and take seriously but it’s important to keep the risk of ‘overhydration’ in perspective.
Insect repellents help to keep pesky blood suckers at bay. They prevent and control the outbreak of insect-borne diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, Bubonic Plague and West Nile Fever.
Want to know how to prevent and treat some of the common bushwalking injuries? Here’s a few tips from Rich Hungerford, a senior survival and bushcraft instructor at Bushlore Australia.
Blistered feet, pain and suffering through each step is not the way you want to remember your adventure. Blister prevention is better than cure take these steps to avoid blisters.
Stretching before, during and after a hike is often something that people overlook. Whatever your beliefs, don’t start or end a hike without paying attention to your muscles.
Blisters are better prevented than treated, so if you feel a hot spot on your heel, cover it immediately with tape such as Leukosilk and then Leukoplast on top. Some people do this before a hike to prevent the hot spots.
Dehydration occurs when you don’t have enough fluids in your body. If you suspect you are (or someone else is) dehydrated, stop, get out of the heat and re-hydrate.