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Here are a few things Laura Waters, author of "Bewildered" wish she knew before heading off on her 3,000km thru hike of the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.

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That bite of summer has well and truly come early this year and with that heat, comes slithery snakes. In Australia there are 3000 snake bites are reported annually, of those bites 300-500 are hospitalised and 2-3 people die.

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Spring has sprung, the weather is warmer, the days are longer and the smell in the air gets you inspired to get out there, back into nature. Before heading out - here are 6 mistakes to avoid hiking in the Spring.

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Most of the time we don't have to worry about injuries on trail but it is important you are prepared in the event you run into problems. Carrying the appropriate amount of first aid in your pack can be a life saver.

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Trying to keep clean on trail is always going to be a compromise but with these tips and tricks under your belt your can be the envy of all hikers while feeling clean and fresh.

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Trekking poles are a well-known piece of gear for hikers. They're necessary to maintain balance on rough terrain, help save your knees, and reduce fatigue over long distances. But many people find them difficult to use correctly. In this blog post we will teach you everything you need to know about trekking poles!

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If you intend on hiking in Winter or Snow camping, the wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is a must. Spotting the signs of hypothermia while hiking, preventing the onset and the treatment can save your life.

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It's important to be prepared for all changes in the weather before you hit the trail. Being prepared for rain, hail, lightening and wind could be a life saver. The best thing to do is to avoid going out on trail if you know bad weather is on it's way.

 

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Tents, Tarps, Bivy's and Hammocks - Which shelter is right for you? Choosing which shelter system to use can be overwhelming. Do you need a 3 or 4 season shelter, are you going alone or sharing, do you want some space, do you want freestanding.

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