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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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@aussiehiker

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61 419 310 543


Episodes

084-Hiking in hot weather

10/23/2018
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084-Hiking in hot weather by Gill & Tim Savage

Duration:00:31:50

083-Care and Maintenance of Hiking Equipment

10/9/2018
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For many hikers care and maintenance of their equipment is limited to the occasional clean and maybe some hole patching but we can be doing so much more to extend the life of our gear and in the process making our hikes that much more enjoyable. This podcast discusses the basics of gear care and maintenance including how often we should be maintaining our gear.

Duration:00:34:09

082-Bibbulmun Track gear wrap up

9/25/2018
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In this episode we briefly discuss the key pieces of equipment that I used on my recent Bibbulmun Track Journey and provide a broad overview of my reasons for choosing it. A downloadable list of my multi-day hiking equipment is now available on the show notes for this podcast (episode 82)on the Australian Hiker website.

Duration:00:37:43

081-Bibbulmun Track Reality vs Expectations

9/18/2018
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In this episode we review Tim's recent Bibbulmun Track hike showcased in episodes 76-80 to discuss how the reality of the hike compared to the expectations prior to starting.

Duration:01:02:06

080 - Week 5 Bibbulmun Track 2018

9/13/2018
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This is the final episode of ontrail podcasts on Tim’s 2018 Bibbulmun Track hike. Listen to this podcast as Tim travels from Dwellingup to Kalamunda to complete his 36 day, 1000km trip. Over the next two weeks I will be releasing two final podcasts to wrap up this trip as well as uploading two written articles so keep an eye out!

Duration:02:09:17

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 be...

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 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 a day hiker or are into extended multi night hikes ensuring that you 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

054-The future of hiking

1/30/2018
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In this episode we look at where the future of hiking appears to be heading. We discuss trends as they relate to hikers, changes we are likely to see in trail design and use, the impacts of social media on the trail, notable gear trends and the use of technology on the trail, both good and bad.

Duration:00:38:21

053-Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail-Expectations vs reality

1/16/2018
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Our final episodes in our Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail series. In this episode we revisit our initial expectations of this trip and compare them to the reality of the trail. In addition we discuss the good and bad points of the trail and make some suggestions for those of you looking at doing this trip.

Duration:00:36:12

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