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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How To Layer

Layering clothing is crucial for the comfort and protection of any adventurer. Each layer has a function to maximise your ...
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How To Fit A Pack

One of the keys to a comfortable backpack is to get a pack that is the right size for you ...
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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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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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Top 11 Desert Camping Tips That You Should Know Today

Are you thinking about camping in a desert? Are you aware of these desert Camping tips before travelling? When you ...
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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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Hiking in Hills

Hiking Uphill Maintain a natural pace and avoid making large strides. Long strides are fine on flat terrain, but when ...
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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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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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What to wear hiking

What to wear hiking all depends on the climate and environment you are entering into. As a general rule, in ...
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Spurs and gullies

If you are confused about distinguishing spurs and gullies have a look at where the creeks run, these are the ...
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Baby steps

Tread carefully, take Baby Steps. Long strides are fine on flat terrain, but when going up or down, shorten your ...
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Navigation tips

Following are a few navigation tips to help you return safely. Trust your compass, especially at night. Hiking at night is ...
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Bring on the carbohydrates

Hiking food should be high in carbohydrate, tasty and easy to eat (not too dry or crumbly) so bring on the ...
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Leave a map

As part of your hike planning you will have prepared a trail map, details of your group and emergency contacts ...
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Carry water

It consistently amazes me how many times I see people out for a walk or hike with nothing but the ...
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Building cairns

You may see rock cairns (piles of rocks) along the trail. Don’t destroy them, but don’t add to them either ...
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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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Keep dry

Water is critical for staying alive, but it is also deadly when mixed with cold on the trail. Keep yourself ...
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Tidy yourself up

Minimize your weight before starting a multi-day hike, lose a few kilo’s, get a haircut (short hair is much easier ...
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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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Carry a bandanna

Keep a bandanna tied to your pack strap for a quick wipe of your forehead as needed. Bandanna’s are also ...
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Keep organised

Keep your pack organized and put items back where you expect to find them. Repackage to reduce weight. Pour liquids ...
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Small snacks often

Small snacks often will keep your eSmall snacks often will keep your energy level up rather than waiting for a ...
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Snack regularly

Snack regularly while hiking. I keep bars, dried fruit, or other snacks within reach, in the pockets of my pants ...
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Drink up

Drink up. Drink regularly to stay hydrated, which helps combat muscle soreness and the effects of the hot sun and high ...
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Leave no trace

I am constantly amazed at the rubbish people leave on the trail. Everything from food containers to toilet paper. Hike using ...
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Tread carefully

Tread carefully. Step onto stable, relatively flat rocks and earth when walking downhill. That not only reduces your risk of slipping ...
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Tread lightly

Tread lightly. Make your own little switchbacks in the trail when going downhill. Walking straight down a slope’s fall line ...
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Hike light

Hike Light. Keep your pack as light as possible. I’ve hiked with a range of pack sizes carrying a range of ...
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Surplus food

Keep a small amount of surplus food ready, just in case of an emergency or unexpected overnight stay ...
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Be fit for hiking

Be fit for hiking. This might seems obvious, but we all know it’s easy to fall off track and find yourself ...
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Low GI

During a hike, any carbohydrate food is okay, but generally with a preference for Low GI foods, so that there is ...
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Carry lightweight food

Carry lightweight food. Some suggestions for lightweight food during a hike are sandwiches, fruit, muesli bars, nuts, chocolate and scroggin ...
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