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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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Many of us hit the trail as a way to unplug and escape the modern world for a while. Having said that, I don’t know many hikers who leave their phones behind. Keeping your phone charged while hiking becomes essential when they are used to replace other pieces of gear.

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With the CNOC Vecto becoming even more popular here in Australia, making sure you look after it is important. It doesn't take much maintenance but you'll want to make sure it's in tip top shape every time you want to use it.

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No matter if you’re heading out for a day hike or a multi-day hike, you still need to ensure you have a small first aid kit available in case of an emergency. Here you'll find an ultralight hiking first aid checklist you can download.

 

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Whether you are heading out for a 2hr walk in the bush or a 6 hr hike it's important you take a basic list of items to ensure your health and safety. Too many times we hear on the news, experienced hikers becoming disorientated and lost while our on trail.

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