Do I need a PLB? – Not till you get injured – David’s story

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Tweet The sound of helicopter rotor blades was music to the ears of badly injured walker David Briese recently.  David was in a group enjoying a picturesque walk in a remote area on the far side of Mt Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain, in the Alpine National Park.  The four day circuit was to see them climb […]

How to get the best hiking boots for the job

How to choose the best hiking boot

The best way to choose hiking boots that work well is to get footwear that are made for the job.
There is a multitude of fabulous boots out there, some designed for specific jobs such as lightweight, thru hikes, rough walking and and others ‘all rounders’.  It would take an age to go through all the pros and cons of the huge range available, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind when shopping for new boots. In this article, Georgie Bull shows how she did it!

Get to know your feet – How to buy the best hiking boots

Pick the right boots to fit your feet

It is really important that your hiking boots fit well, as you will be wearing them every day on a multi-day walk. Three things can help you choose boots that are the best possible fit to your foot. Get to know your feet and gait, get the right fit and get the right size. In this article all three tips are explored to help you buy the right fitting boots.

Best map for Cradle Mountain to the Walls of Jerusalem? Not this one.

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Tweet Our Hiking Blog friend, Matthias, has an interesting tale of a young German walker who came across him recently on a walk from Lake St Clair, Pine Valley, Never Never, Walls of Jerusalem, Lake Ball to Dixon’s Kingdom. Matthias was alone at the camp near Dixon’s hut, but just as the weather set in […]

How to choose the right hiking boots – Lessons learned

Make sure you select the correct boots

Choosing the right boots for hiking is a challenge faced by most outdoor people.In this article, Georgie highlights some hard earned lessons on her quest to find the best hiking boot. Buy boots for ALL the things I want them to do, not just because of any one feature, such as colour. Pay full price, so I have control over what happens next if the boots need to be returned.

Our Hiking Blog – Update 2011

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Tweet It’s the start of a New Year and we are EXCITED. Well, let’s just say,  mildly pumped and looking forward to a great year around here. Just some background to explain why we have written this article. Circumstances have conspired that we are now both working full time.  Until mid last year, Sue was […]