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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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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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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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The myth has been busted about tossing your “so called” foods we think are ok to leave for nature to take care of. We must always be mindful about Leaving No Trace when we head out on a hike.

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