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Australian Hiker is a resource on all things hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. Let us do all the research for you. The Australian Hiker podcast is Australias only regularly published hiking podcast. Regular podcasts will be released every two weeks and cover gear and trail reviews, hiking practice including recipes and skills, and interviews with relevant industry and allied professionals. In addition bonus episodes will be released at irregular intervals with recordings and interviews from the trail.

Australian Hiker is a resource on all things hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. Let us do all the research for you. The Australian Hiker podcast is Australias only regularly published hiking podcast. Regular podcasts will be released every two weeks and cover gear and trail reviews, hiking practice including recipes and skills, and interviews with relevant industry and allied professionals. In addition bonus episodes will be released at irregular intervals with recordings and interviews from the trail.
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Australian Hiker is a resource on all things hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on overseas hiking. Let us do all the research for you. The Australian Hiker podcast is Australias only regularly published hiking podcast. Regular podcasts will be released every two weeks and cover gear and trail reviews, hiking practice including recipes and skills, and interviews with relevant industry and allied professionals. In addition bonus episodes will be released at irregular intervals with recordings and interviews from the trail.

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Episodes

067-Hike your own hike

5/22/2018
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In episode 067 of the Australian Hiker podcast we discuss the concept of Hike Your Own Hike (HYOH). Each of us enjoys hiking in a way that is unique to us and when we vary from this pattern the enjoyment can drop off. What does HYOH mean for you?

Duration:00:28:27

066-Technology on the trail-staying in touch with family and friends

5/8/2018
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In episode 066 of the Australian Hiker podcast we discussTechnology on the Trail, specifically options for staying in touch with family and friends at home while on a hike. This topic is one that I have been thinking on for well over a year as I decide what I will use for my own Bibbulmun Track though hike later this year when I will be out of cellular range on a number of days on my 5-6 week hike.

Duration:00:30:36

065-99 days to go....

5/1/2018
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In this episode I announce announce my first long distance Australian thru hike, and also first thru hike and provide an overview on : * My reasons for doing a long distance multi week hike; * Why I picked the trail that I did; and * An overview of my logistics and what I need to consider before I go. Over the coming weeks I will be releasing further podcasts on my upcoming trip as well as episodes released on the trail. I looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

Duration:00:23:58

064-Australia's Long Distance Hiking Trails

4/24/2018
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While many hikers, and non hikers may be aware of trails such as the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail in the USA, or the Camino de Santiago in Spain you may not be aware that Australia has its own long trails and while they may not have the same international media profile (yet) they are progressively making a name for themselves and gaining in popularity. This podcast episode provides an overview of some of Australia’s better known long distance hiking and multi-use trails...

Duration:00:27:38

063-Physical maintenance on the trail

4/17/2018
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This week we will be talking to Jacqui Ambrus-Bonazzi from Canberra Fitness Centre about the physical maintenance that we as hikers SHOULD be doing each day on the trail to ensure we maintain our fitness and reduce injuries, something that many hikers take for granted at best, or more typically don’t do at all.

Duration:00:25:06

062-Personal safety on the trail

4/10/2018
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For new hikers it seems like there is so much to worry about. Getting lost, snakes and will you be warm enough are just some of the issues that can all be managed reasonably easily with a bit of practice and development of on-trail skills. For many new hikers their biggest concern is one of personal safety. How safe will you be when out hiking and do I have to worry about my car at the trail head. This episode discusses these issues and offers some suggestions for minimising personal safety...

Duration:00:26:31

061-Hygiene and hiking

3/27/2018
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Personal hygiene is one of those practices that we are all taught early in life; wash your hands, bathe on a regular basis, and always wear clean underwear. We are used to doing these things in our day to day life and the same rules apply in the bush that apply at home surrounding personal hygiene if we want to ensure that we have a trouble free adventure. However when we go bush we loose all the modern conveniences and with them the flexibility we have at home and have to adjust how we do...

Duration:00:36:51

060-Happy feet

3/20/2018
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Issues with feet and lower limbs tend to be a problem that plagues all hikers at one time or another. These issues can be relatively minor and annoying on short hikes and crippling on longer more difficult hikers. Either way they stop us from enjoying our outdoor adventures. In this podcast episode I talk with Canberra based Podiatrist Matthew Hotchkis from Podiatry Professionals about some of the more common lower limb issues that can cause problems for hikers and discuss ways to minimise...

Duration:00:39:03

059-Geocaching

3/13/2018
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The best way to describe Geocaching is as treasure hunting with a GPS/smartphone. Sometimes the kids, or you for that matter, just need that extra little incentive to get outdoors and go hiking and what better incentive than to go treasure hunting! This podcast provides a basic overview to help get you into Geocaching and hopefully outside more often if you really need an excuse.

Duration:00:22:08

058-Navigation on the trail: an introduction to maps and compasses

2/27/2018
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The level of navigation skills that you will need as a hiker will vary with the complexity of the walks that you do. If you never leave well marked trails the skill requirement you need, may, but not necessarily, be minimal. The advent of mobile phone apps, as well as the availability of high quality consumer level GPS including some watches has changed hiking forever. Gone are the days when you had no choice but to use a map and compass however having a good grounding in their use should...

Duration:00:31:33

057 Nutritition on the Trail

2/20/2018
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For most hikers feeding themselves on short camping and hiking trips, even for a few days, is something that we can easily manage without too much problem. But what happens when we undertake big excursions ranging from strenuous single day trips to multi-week trips. In this podcast episode I talk with Canberra based nutritionist and dietician, Lisa Donaldson from FEED Inc about nutrition on the trail, particularly for those more strenuous trips, and what we can do to look after ourselves.

Duration:00:52:36

056-How to pack a backpack: a beginners guide

2/13/2018
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Whether your just a day hiker or are into extended multi night hikes ensuring that you a have correctly assembled all your gear into some sort of order in your pack will make your trip run just that much smoother. But what it the right order? Is there such a thing? This episode looks at packing your backpack and discusses developing a systematic approach to our packing that will ensure you always know where that bit of gear or food is.

Duration:00:33:05

055-A weekend on the Main Range

2/6/2018
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In January 2018 I spent two days in the Kosciuszko National Park (NSW) hiking the Main Range Walk as well as undertaking the Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk, both starting at Charlotte Pass. These two days of hiking also involved a nights camping on Mt Kosciuszko. This Episode is designed to give you an idea of what to expect when hiking in this amazing area.

Duration:00:40:35

052-Kangaroo Island Wilderness trail; Interviews from the Trail

1/9/2018
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This is the second of our 'on trail' podcasts recorded while undertaking our recent Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail (KIWT) trip. This episode consists of four interviews with hikers, service providers, and the Southern Australian Parks Service and is designed to provide a different perspective on this wonderful trail.

Duration:00:43:16

051-Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail-A day on the trail

1/2/2018
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This is the first of three podcast episodes on the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and consists of a series of recordings done over a single day to give you an idea of what to expect from a typical day on the trail. Our next two episode 053 and 054 will provide additional information on this great trail.

Duration:00:26:40

050-Food on the trail, a beginners guide

12/19/2017
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When you first start doing longer hikes its not just the gear that you have to think about.What about the food! This episode is aimed at providing an introduction to food considerations for newer hikers who just want to make things easy.

Duration:00:35:33

049-Kangaroo Island here we come; an overview

12/12/2017
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Gill and I have a break between Christmas and New Year and along with our friend Kelly we will be hiking the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail which is located not far from the mainland in South Australia. This five day, four night trip is approximately 61km (without any add ons). We tried to do this trail earlier this year and didn't book early enough.Lesson learnt. This episode is an overview of what we are expecting but no doubt reality will be different. As usual we will be recording on...

Duration:00:26:35

048-Choosing a tent for hiking

12/5/2017
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If you belong to just about any online hiking forum one of the most commonly discussed topics that you will see posted is ‘what sort of tent should I buy?’ Unfortunately there is no one answer to this question and really what you end up choosing will depend on a range of factors that is most cases are unique to you. This episode discusses the key considerations in choosing a tent for hiking.

Duration:00:32:41

047-Christmas gift ideas for hikers

11/21/2017
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With Christmas approaching it is an ideal time to buy new gear with many manufacturers clearing soon to be superseded products in anticipation of the release of new models. It's also a great time to convince family members and loved ones of the benefits of hiking and start leaving gear brochures turned to the right page in strategic places around the house. If you are buying presents for a hiking fanatic then here are some options worth considering.

Duration:00:25:18

046-Australian Hiker 1st Birthday

11/14/2017
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On 11 November 2017 Australian Hiker celebrated its first birthday. This episode is a reflection on our past year and where we are heading over the next 12 months.

Duration:00:28:31

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