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water in the outdoors
How much water is too much when you’re in the outdoors? In my opinion, there’s no such thing as too much. With the temperatures set to rise here in Australia over the next 6 months, I thought it would be useful to discuss just how important water is when venturing into the outdoors in the...
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lisa murphy
In episode 12 of the podcast, I was on the other side of the interview as I was able to chat all things The Hiking Society, the online store and the brands I stock with Lisa Murphy of Big Heart Adventures in South Australia. If you live in Adelaide, or you’re potentially looking to go...
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I recently had the opportunity to chat with Brendan Ives; owner and operator of a new boutique outdoor retail store in Annandale, NSW, called the Adventure Collective. After travelling for 10 years and also having started an overland adventure company that taught him the best of the best, Brendan’s aim isn’t to compete with the...
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the hiking society
It’s The Hiking Society’s 2nd birthday! So, for episode 10 of the podcast, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on what has occurred these past two years since it all began. I discuss the people within the community, the brands I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, what’s in store for the future...
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mens hiking socks
Disclaimer: these socks were given to Nick Whiley to field test and to provide an unbias review on. Here’s why I’m trying out new socks. I’ve hiked for years but recently have started doing multi days, often at altitude or changing between mountaineering boots, rock climbing shoes and hiking boots. I‘ll tell you what you...
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dargon track
Despite the fact that I have driven past Lysterfield Lake Park just about a million times, I’ve never been in there to go hiking. That has all since changed after I recently hiked the Dargon Track in the northern section of the park. What really grabbed my attention roughly 5 minutes into this near-on 7km...
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women in hiking
In this episode of the podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with three founders from arguably the three biggest women’s only outdoor groups. Tamara from Melbourne Girls Outside, Andrea from Ladybirds on the Loose and Richelle from Escaping Your Comfort Zone joined me for a fairly in-depth roundtable discussion about all things outdoors but...
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hiking boots
Hiking boots! We all need them at some point but which ones should we get? Merrell? Scarpa? Salomon? Keen? There are so many brands to choose from that it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing “the right pair”. But what is the right pair for you? In episode 008 of The...
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Brubeck Women's Trekking light Socks
These Brubeck Trekking Light socks are much thinner than any other hiking sock I’ve worn, so I’ll admit I was sceptical as to how supportive and warm they would be. But to my pleasant surprise, these are by far the most comfortable, cosy and breathable socks I’ve ever worn for hiking. Made up of 51%...
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scenic rim
A hiking track located in the southern section of the Lerderderg State Park, the Scenic Rim track is a tough hike but with plenty to like about it. In just over 16kms, and around 6 hours worth of hiking, the Scenic Rim track effectively skirts around the Lerderderg River taking in some incredible views of...
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