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What do you wear hiking? Share your best clothing ideas.

We have a new eBook planned.

Just for a bit of fun.

It will be a giveaway on Our Hiking Blog.

It is designed to help people starting out.

We want to help them get setup with the best hiking clothing for a multi-day trip.

The mini guide will be a slightly expanded version of the “What  clothes to wear on the Overland Track” section of our How to hike the Overland Track guide.  Some of you may be familiar with it, and hopefully found it useful.

Gratuitous  photo of naked person hiking in an attempt to be funny…..

Hiking naked

End of gratuitous naked photo, hope you laughed…..

Have you been sick before a big hiking trip?

Georgie Bull, one of our contributers,  has been sharing her “Get Fit” program in preparation for Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania in September.

This last couple of weeks she has been struck down with “the flu” but is finally on the mend.  In this piece she muses over how her fitness campaign is progressing:

Over to Georgie:

Regrettably, my fitness regime collapsed two weeks ago when I picked up a nasty dose of the flu.

I am a miserable patient and spent a lot of time mopping about, just willing my lungs and head to clear and my energy level to bounce back.

I felt better on Sunday, so decided to walk up to Montville. I got just …

Hire hiking gear in Tasmania

Hire hiking bushwalking gear TasmaniaSometimes hiring hiking gear is a great option if you are looking to kit up for a trip.

You know the times, there may be an additional member join your party, something breaks at the last minute or you just don’t trust that backpack to survive another five day trip without disintegrating.

Hiring also gives you the chance to try out different gear at a fraction of the cost of buying an untried piece.

Ian Ferrier from Mountain Bike Tasmania in Launceston hires out hiking gear. After selling Mountain Designs in Launceston back to the company, Ian is now concentrating on his tourism business and has continued the hire gear service once offered through the shop in Launceston.

Gear …

Interval training – the next step up in hiking fitness

How to get fit for hiking - interval trainingHow is your exercise routine coming along?

In this article Georgie Bull continues her getting fit for a multi-day hike series.

If you are new here, we suggest  you read the three previous articles which will give you some background about how we got to this point.

Getting fit for a multi day walking trip – some personal experience
A hiking fitness program – 16 weeks to get fit for a trip
Getting fit for hiking – a 12 week program

Over to Georgie:

If  you have followed either closely or loosely my pounding the pavement, week by week, build up programme, or added some weight training as Amanda suggested, you will now be feeling fitter …

The StickPic – how to take shots of yourself and the scenery

Have you ever been on a trip and wished you could take a photo or video of both yourself and the scenery? Of course it’s possible with a tripod or handy object like a tree stump. This does involve some mucking around testing where to stand or getting a photo of your back as you run back to position as the camera timer goes off.

This is where the StickPic comes in handy. A while ago we contacted one of the inventors, Rod, and squeezed a free sample out of him.  It sat around for a while and we finally took it on our last trip to Tasmania.

Rather than explaining it all here, we produced another of our …