Trekkers Wool Trail Hiking Australia

Trekkers Wool

I am really pleased that I received the Trekkers Wool before this hike as it really made the entire experience ...
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How to Prevent Common Hiking Injuries

Whether you are training for an extended trek or hiking on the weekends, we’ve all felt the effects of sore ...
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Ten Tips for Wilderness First Aiders

1. Stay calm Many moons ago, during a military first aid course, I was once told to stop and have ...
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Keeping Pesky Blood Suckers at Bay

Insect repellents helps in keeping pesky blood suckers at bay. They prevent and control the outbreak of insect-borne diseases such ...
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Treating Five Common Bushwalking Injuries

Great Walks looks at how to prevent and treat some of the common injuries and problems that may occur when ...
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Foot Care & Blister Treatment

In Part One of our Foot Care series we gave a number of methods to prevent blisters while in the great outdoors ...
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Foot Care & Blister Prevention

Blisters can be painful and debilitating Blistered feet, pain and suffering through each step is not the way you want ...
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Facts about Snake Bites

Note: These facts about snake bites are relevant for Australian snakes species and are intended as guidelines only. There is a ...
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Stretching

Stretching before, during and after a hike is often something that people overlook. Personally I am not a huge believer ...
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Blisters

Blisters are better prevented than treated, so if you feel a hot spot on your heel, cover it immediately with ...
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Snake season

From Spring through to Winter it is Snake season and time to keep a constant eye out for our little slithery ...
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How to spot and treat mild dehydration

Keeping yourself hydrated during any adventure is extremely important. If you are backpacking in the desert or snow showing in ...
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Swollen hands

If your hands swell while hiking, raise them. Hold onto your pack shoulder strap for awhile and see how that ...
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Update your first aid kit

Update your first aid kit. Inspect your emergency and first aid kits before each hike. Replace consumed items before you ...
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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 ...