The second episode for the year and our bonus episode for January 2017. This episode is a series of recordings from a one day, 53km hike that I did just before Christmas 2016 to Mt Bimberi, located just south of Canberra.
For me this hike was mainly about testing my limits and abilities to aid is some planning for both short term and long hiking plans that I have over the next few years. This hike is extreme for most people listen so listen to this as a 'three day hike' and it will provide an overview of one of Canberras most rewarding multiday hikes. Enjoy
In the first segment of this weeks episode we will be discussing the benefits, and the pitfalls, of hiking as a couple. In the second segment we will review what I consider to be one of Australias best beef jerkys
In todays episode we discuss some of the more common reasons for why we hike as well as some of the more extreme reasons.
In the second half of the episode we review the Campers Pantry freeze dried vegetables that now provide Australian hikers with a greatly increase choice for their hiking adventures.
This is the bonus episode from the trail for December 2016. In todays episode we review the Spit Bridge to Manly walk in Sydney, New South Wales. This walk, located within the city is one of Sydney's best kept secrets with many locals being unaware of its existence. This episode is a series of recordings along the trail designed to give you an idea of what the trail is like.
As the proud owner of size 14US feet I struggle to find a good selection go hiking shoes. This episode goes through 14 considerations for buying hiking footwear. In addition we review the Superfeet Premium Insoles and my hiking shoe of Choice the Salomon XA Pro 3D hiking shoe.
Episode 007 - Discussion on the concept of 'Take only memories, leave only footprints' and how to minimise your impact on the environment as a hiker.
Episode 006 - Final thoughts on their recent Larapinta Trail Hike. This episode looks back at our thoughts before we commenced our walk and compare them to the reality of the trail.
Episode 005 - A series of interviews with hikers from the Larapinta Trail. Listen to a range of people describe their experiences on the trail.
Episode 004- In todays episode we are listening to a series of recordings on a typical day on the trail starting from waking up in the morning and finishing at the end of the day at bedtime.
Episode 003 - Today we discuss the 10 steps to planning a safe hike and then we review one of Australia's best known trails, the Lapainta Trail located in Australias north.
In this episode we discuss the concept of ultralight hiking and my journey towards becoming an ultralight hiker.
Gear review - Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 tent
A beginners guide to choosing hiking equipment
Osprey Exos 48 pack review
Overnight Oates recipe
Episode 000-This episode is a brief introduction to the Australian Hiker podcast and website. Australian Hiker launched on 11 November 2016 and is aimed at providing a resource on hiking in Australia as well as providing a southern hemisphere view on hiking overseas.
Podcasts will be normally be released every two weeks with additional bonus episode from the trail as they occur.
Join us as we create this resource. Please let us know if you if there is anything that you would like to see discussed on either the podcast or website. www.australianhiker.com.au