Hiking health and hygiene

Your guide to a clean and healthy adventure

When you’re out hiking, taking care of your health and practicing good hygiene is more important than you might think. I’ve learned from my own adventures that staying clean, drinking enough water, and handling waste responsibly can make or break your outdoor experience. Proper hydration and hygiene, like washing your hands, can keep those pesky trail-side illnesses at bay. When we follow Leave No Trace principles by packing out our trash and handling nature’s call properly, we’re not only taking care of ourselves but also showing love and respect for the beautiful wilderness we’re exploring. So, keep yourself and the great outdoors in tip-top condition by making hiking health and hygiene a top priority on your next adventure! Here’s a few tips.

Hiking with your period

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It’s completely normal to feel unsure about how to handle your period while hiking, but with a little preparation and the right mindset, you can still enjoy your hike.

Managing knee pain while hiking

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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.

Packing out your poo on a hike

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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...


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