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Produced and hosted by owner John Feeney, The Pursuit of the Outdoors podcast covers everything from interviewing outdoor bloggers and business owners to discussing all things hiking, camping and outdoors related, and everything else in between.

With five episodes already produced on a previous platform, 2018 sees the rebirth of the podcast on The Hiking Society website with a mission of becoming the go-to outdoor podcast in Australia.

The podcast, much like the blog, exists to further connect the outdoor community together and bring exposure and awareness to brands, business owners, bloggers and people who are doing extraordinary things in the space.

As the MeetUp group has now come to an end after two years, I thought it would be useful to express my thoughts on the last two years and all the wonderful things that the group was able to achieve in such a short period of time. Enjoy the episode! Feel free to follow The...
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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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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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trek coach
In this episode of the Pursuit of the Outdoors podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with business owner Lisa Marshall of Trek Coach; a Queensland based adventure fitness company. As someone who has been in the outdoors for some time now, Lisa really got to the crux of what the outdoors can do for...
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tom dunn
We’re finally back for 2018 and I reckon this one is going to be a cracker. I had the opportunity to interview Tom Dunn (@whattomhasdunn); a 22-year-old adventurer who is about to embark on what he is calling Australia’s Longest Triathlon at the start of September. We get into the why, how, when etc. and...
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werribee gorge
Recently in Melbourne, a hiker’s body was recovered from the popular hiking location Werribee Gorge. Without wanting to speculate over the details of how, why and what, something I did notice on social media were people’s reactions and how some were debating whether to visit Werribee Gorge ever again, going out hiking/camping as much as...
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