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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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61 419 310 543


Episodes

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

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

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

044-Women in hiking

11/7/2017
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A lot is written about the different needs of women and men but when it comes to hiking, are the considerations for women that different to those of men? This podcast episode discusses issues relevant to women on the trail and offers hints, tips and suggestions that will hopefully help to answer questions that you may have.

Duration:00:51:01

045-Women in hiking; interviews

11/7/2017
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In this episode we interview two female hikers, one younger, one older, who share their experiences and tips on hiking from a womens perspective.

Duration:00:59:47

043 Choosing and fitting a backpack

10/24/2017
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After footwear, the backpack is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment that most outdoor enthusiasts will own. I mean you can’t even discuss hiking without talking about a backpack. Choosing the correct backpack to suit your needs is just one half of the equation. You also need to make sure that your pack is fitted correctly. This podcast episode discusses considerations for choosing an appropriate pack as well as goes though the correct footing process.

Duration:00:34:06

042-Snakes, ticks and spiders on the trail

10/10/2017
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This episode discusses snakes ticks and spiders on the trail including how to interact with them, avoid them, and if necessary how to treat any injuries created by these creatures.

Duration:00:30:44

041-Hiking with Children interviews from the trail

10/3/2017
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In this second episode on hiking with children we are take our niece and her two oldest sons aged 6 and 9 year on their first overnight hiking and camping trip. During the hike we get to hear their views on their first overnight trip. This episode is linked to episode 040 where we talk about considerations for hiking with children prior to hitting the trail.

Duration:00:26:24

040-Hiking with Children-part 1

9/26/2017
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Hiking is a fantastic past time and one that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels. Those of you who have lots of hiking experience will no doubt want your younger family members to enjoy the same experiences you have when out on the trail. This episode discusses tips to get kids out on the trail and get them hooked on hiking.

Duration:00:24:41

039 - Bushwalk the Gong Interview

9/19/2017
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In this September 2017, Australian Hiker Bonus episode we interview Jenae from Bushwalk the 'Gong, an Australian blog centred around the Illawarra region of the southern NSW coast. Jenae is passionate about hiking and through Bushwalk the 'Gong offers an excellent online resource for hiking that includes trail overviews and awe-inspiring photos. In addition Bushwalkers the 'Gong runs regular guided walks to help get people out into the spectacular natural environment that is on offer in...

Duration:00:35:11

038-The 10 Essentials: How relevant are they?

9/11/2017
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This episode looks at the 10 Essentials. What they are, whether they are applicable to Australian conditions, and discusses if we should take a more tailored approach? Finally, I will share my 10 essentials list with you to give you an idea of what I carry.

Duration:00:32:38

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