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.

6 Reasons to Join a Meetup Hiking Group or Bushwalking Club

6 Reasons to Join a Meetup Hiking Group or Bushwalking Club

If you are looking to join a meetup hiking group or bushwalking club, select the right club or group and
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Trip Report - Lake Tali Karng - Tamboritha Road and Mt Margaret

Trip Report – Lake Tali Karng – Tamboritha Road and Mt Margaret

Trip Report by Jackson Gee - I highly recommend this if you want a - for lack of a better
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Let someone know before you go

Let someone know before you go

Here's some information and safety tips to help you plan your hike. Let someone know before you go and always
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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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Merino Skins

Ktena Merino Skins® Sports Active Range

Ktena have reignited my faith in merino wear. Merino Skins® will certainly be my go-to base-layer for the unforeseeable future.
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Merino Base Layer

Merino Skins – Merino Base Layer

Merino Skins provide the power to keep to you going. To keep the body's muscles working at full capacity during
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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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