Hiking Skills Trail Hiking Australia

Are you new to hiking or have hiked for a while and are keen to further develop your Hiking Skills?

One of the things I love most about hiking is the feeling or remoteness. Getting back to basics, away from the office and technology, and being able to stop and appreciate our natural environment.

Anyone who can walk can hike, it really is that simple. That being said, the simplicity of putting one foot in front of the other should not be taken for granted. A few basic hiking skills can go a long way to increasing your fitness and ensuring you and your group experience the benefits of hiking and have an amazing time on the trail.

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Predicting Weather by the Clouds Trail Hiking Australia

Predicting Weather by the Clouds

Of all weather phenomena, clouds are among the most fascinating. From the silky filaments to high altitude cirrus to the ...
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10 Tips for Hot Weather Hiking

Get yourself ready for some hot weather hiking. For most destinations, summer is possibly the best time to get outdoors ...
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How to spot and treat heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion can occur when you have inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids caused by physical exertion during high temperatures ...
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14 Outdoor Hacks For Rainy Weather

Rainy weather doesn't have to ruin your outdoor adventure. With the right preparation and knowledge, you can keep the good ...
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Cold Weather Hiking Tips

When the cold weather rolls in, your hiking adventures don’t need to stop. There are a range of things you ...
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How to Lace Up Your Hiking Boots

How to Lace Up Hiking Boots

Most of us master shoe-tying in primary school and don’t give our laces much thought after that. If your hiking ...
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How to Load your Pack

A well packed backpack can be the difference between pleasure and pain when you’re out in the wilderness. It is ...
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Trail Etiquette

In the most isolated places, you'll be completely alone. But, on most hikes you will meet other hikers and occasionally ...
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Tips on Choosing a Campsite

Established camp grounds or caravan parks are great for offering the creature comforts like electrical power, running water, bathrooms, and ...
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A Beginner’s Guide To Hiking

Do you want to try Hiking but don't know where to start? This guide can help you prepare for your ...
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Keeping Your Hiking Group Together

Leading a hike is not always as simple as strapping on your pack and expecting the rest of the group ...
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Hiking Solo

Is Hiking Solo for You? Human's are social animals and most of us want nothing more than to be surrounded ...
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Be a Better Hiker with these Six Tips

1. Use a smaller pack. While you may need a 70-litre-plus pack for skiing or snowshoeing, by judicious gear selection, ...
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Keeping Your Energy Up on the Trail

Great Walks looks at eight foods that will guarantee you a boost to send you skipping down the trail. We ...
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The basics covered on this page should allow you to get out on the trail safely and actually enjoy the experience.

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