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This hiking blog is where you can read all my thoughts and ponderings regarding anything to do with hiking, camping and the Australian outdoors in general.

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After interviewing Kate Southall about her new company Hiked, and her comments about her clients being slightly scared about what may confront them in the outdoors, it got me thinking. More specifically, it got me thinking about why there are some people who are scared to venture into outdoors. I reshared the article on a bushwalking...
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Goldfields Track
Daniel ‘Tank’ Rowell has always challenged himself physically and mentally and his recent trek on the Goldfields Track was no different. Having ran the first 60kms of the track (Bendigo to Castlemaine) last November, Daniel’s wife suggested that he hike the entire track. “We discussed doing it ultra lightweight and attempting to complete it in...
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Hiked
For Kate Southall, her startup hiking business – Hiked (www.hiked.com.au) – was something that has evolved very quickly. With all the hikes being conducted in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Kate says the concept really empowers her clients. “I basically started offering the hikes, or the walks as I called them then, for free through my...
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hiking blog
We all like to think we can do more than our body will allow us to; it’s only human nature. But there comes a time where you have to know your limit lies and not go past it. Because if you do, it might land you in some serious trouble. I use this mentality in...
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dandenong ranges
Hiking, cycling, the outdoors and the Dandenong Ranges are four things that Brendan Edwards absolutely loves  – apart from his family, of course! His love for hiking began almost randomly back in 1997 when he and a friend took a trip down to the Great Ocean Road. “(We) decided to go down to the Great...
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outdoor gear
In my experience, the first thing most hikers and campers do when they get into either is they go crazy over buying all sorts of outdoor gear. Now, you would think that would be the right thing to do. However, in my opinion, it’s not. If you are a first-time hiker or camper, my advice...
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Australian Alpine Walking Trail
Lucy ‘Bird’ Thorpe is a 27-year-old outdoor enthusiast who is about to embark on the Australian Alpine Walking Track this coming Tuesday. The Australian Alpine Walking Track is a 655km trek that stretches through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and Canberra. However, despite the distance, Bird (as she prefers to be known...
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For the better part of 2015, I was training myself both mentally and physically for a 10-day trek across New Zealand at the end of the year. Prior to that trek, the longest trip I had done was about 2-3 days. So, as you can imagine, I really had to get myself in the best...
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If you’ve been reading the website over the past few days, you’ll notice that I took a trip up to Mushroom Rocks recently and camped overnight with some friends. However, it was ALMOST a trip for one. I’d only been in the car about five minutes when my friend called to let me know there was...
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I’m a firm believer that getting lost whilst out on the trail isn’t necessarily a bad thing – well, to some extent anyway. If you do find yourself lost for whatever reason, you automatically go into survival mode and you can learn so much about yourself and what you are capable of when the situation...
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