Nepal disaster – can we help? Yes!

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Tweet We have all heard about the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Many people have been killed and more injured.  There has been huge destruction of homes, tourist accommodation, infrastructure and temples.  Much of the damage is in remote locations. Just listening to the radio now, it is also raining and cold. The local population is […]

Gear, tent, sleeping kit for a long 4wd trip in the Australian desert

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Tweet This article is the second in a series by Georgie as she and her husband four wheel drive  to Cape York and through central  Australia.  This piece focuses on  choosing recovery and emergency gear, tents, sleeping kit and vehicle selection. You can read the first article here –  The Big Trip – 4wd adventuring to the […]

Overland Track planning, camping, itinerary

Heading towards the end

Tweet One of our readers, Bruce, shot us a couple of emails about walking the Overland Track in Tasmania.  He is based in the USA and plans on travelling to Australia and doing some exploring. One of the walks he has  planned is the Overland Track in the World Heritage Cradle Mountain – Lake St […]

10 lessons from hiking the Overland Track in winter

heading off on the Overland Track from Ronny Creek - Cradle Mountain

Tweet Three of us headed off on the Overland Track in late June,  first off stopping for the mandatory photo at the magic new Overland Track sign. This sign will become an iconic image for the thousands that hike the track each year. Well done Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. Hannah,  our mid 20’s daughter, was until […]

Winter round up 2014 – Overland Track here we come!

Getting geared up with a new hat

Tweet Lots of things have been happening around the Our Hiking Blog household. After moving into our new home about 12 months ago the dust is finally settling. This weekend the garden went in and NEXT weekend we finally head off for a long awaited winter trip on the Overland Track in Tasmania. Heading from […]

South Coast Track – mud, leeches and lots more!

A screen shot from the video, a section of mud on the South Coast Track

Tweet We tackled the South Coast Track a few years back and found it extremely challenging. Returning a few years later, Sue got some bad blisters after a couple of days. Deciding they were only going to get worse we left our party to continue on, camped at Louisa Bay for a few days,  and […]

Five day hiking menu – great dinner recipes

Hiking Menu five 5 days

Tweet We received a terrific email from Meredith sharing her dinner recipes for the Overland Track hike. The menu can be used for any outdoors trip where you need food that will last a few days without refrigeration, is lightweight, easy to pack and won’t spoil. What we love about it is that it is really simple. […]