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First aid kit for hiking

When you’re heading for the hills, don’t leave home without a first aid kit for hiking. Good first aid kits can be the difference between a fast recovery or a debilitating...

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First Hike: Tips for newbies

Going for your first hike is both exhilarating and a little anxiety inducing. Will I get lost? Will I step on a snake? Will it hurt? What if the hills are too big and I can’t walk up...

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Hiking, Hiking for beginners

Best ever hiking hacks

I’ve put together a list of the best hiking hacks I’ve stumbled across over the years. I hope you pick up a new tips from this collection. In no particular order: Hiking hack 1:...

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I gave my gym the boot

My gym membership at Goodlife expired on Christmas Day. I bought a foundation membership from a friend who moved to sunny Queensland a few years ago. It was a pretty sweet deal – $550...

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Muesli slice recipe – for hiking

With this simple muesli slice recipe, make your own wholesome and delicious muesli bars to take with you on a hike. They’re dense, filling and super yummy. They’re also so quick...

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Korea’s bushfire alert system

Can we have these in Australia, pretty please? As someone who is nervous about getting caught out by a bushfire while hiking, Korea’s bushfire alert system provides some comfort when...

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Searching for self, literally, not figuratively!

A  news story from 2012 recently caught my attention: Missing woman unwittingly joins search party looking for herself A group of tourists were near Iceland’s Eldgja canyon,...

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Would you eat your dog to survive in the wild?

In July 2013, 44-year-old Canadian adventurer Marco Lavoie set out on a two-month canoeing and hiking trip through the Nottway River country, more than 800 kilometres from Montreal, Quebec....

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Hiking for Rehabilitation

Last week I read that some injured soldiers were tackling the Overland Track in Tasmania as part of their recovery strategy and this got me thinking about the mental as well as physical...

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Hiking safely during the bushfire season

With bushfires raging in New South Wales at the moment, it got me thinking again about bushfire safety and what I’d do if I was hiking and got caught out by a bushfire. Hiking safely...

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