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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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