Australia’s Hiking and Bushwalking Blog

Welcome to the Trail Hiking Australia Hiking and Bushwalking Blog. A resource filled with tips and tricks, information relating to skills, safety, trip preparation and navigation. Find out more about the gear you need for hiking as well as how to care for it effectively.

All the resources you need for your next adventure.

Overhydration and Hyponatremia

Overhydration and Hyponatremia

Fatal hyponatremia in hikers is rare, but it has claimed the lives of some. Overhydration should be something that all
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dehydration

How to Spot and Treat Mild Dehydration

Keeping hydrated during any hike is crucial as exertion makes you susceptible to dehydration, which is potentially dangerous.
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Water is One of the Top 5 Priorities in a Survival Situation

Water is One of the Top 5 Priorities in a Survival Situation

Water, warmth, signals, shelter and food are the top 5 priorities in a survival situation, according to survival expert Bob
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7 Tips For Hiking With Your Kids

7 Tips For Hiking With Your Kids

The outdoors can be fun and exciting, especially with your children. If you like hiking, you can share that experience
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What Factors Influence Calorie Burn While Hiking

What Factors Influence Calorie Burn While Hiking?

Do you want to know why calorie burn and energy expenditure varies from person to person and trail to trail?
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The Ultimate S’mores Recipes

The Ultimate S’mores Recipes

No camping trip is complete without toasted marshmallows around the campfire. Add a couple more ingredients and you have a
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Survival Rule of Threes and Survival Priorities

Survival Rule of Threes and Survival Priorities

The rule of threes allows you to prepare for emergencies and determine decision-making in case of injury or danger posed by the
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Ten-tips-for-wilderness-first-aiders

Ten Tips for Wilderness First Aiders

You or a hiking buddy get hurt. Sit back, relax and call 000. It wont be long before help arrives.
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Back Country Cuisine Freeze Dri Food

Back Country Cuisine Freeze Dri Food

I enjoy Back Country Cuisine Freeze Dri food on overnight hikes. I enjoy the taste, have a wide selection of
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Think before you TREK – stay safe in NSW national parks

Think before you TREK – stay safe in NSW national parks

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is encouraging all park visitors planning a remote adventure or multi-day walk this
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A Guide to Hiking Skill Levels

A Guide to Hiking Skill Levels

Knowing what hiking level you are at is important for planning your hikes. Be honest with your self-assessment and be
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How to Build a Survival Shelter

How to Build a Survival Shelter

Survival Shelters come in many forms, but one thing is certain, knowing how to build one can and does saves
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Choosing A Hiking Pack

Choosing A Hiking Pack

Choosing the hiking right pack is essential for your outdoor adventure. It'll be on your back every day, so needs
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Sawyer Mini Water Filter

Sawyer Mini Water Filter

The Mini is an effective, small, lightweight, and versatile water filter that won't break the bank. If that doesn’t do
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Plan your hike like your life depends on it – because it does

Plan your hike like your life depends on it – because it does

It’s an alarming fact, in Australia there's at least one bush rescue every day. Plan your hike so you and
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Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries

Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries

Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries can occur any time that cool (not necessarily cold), wet and windy conditions are prevalent.
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