Bushwalking basics / Hiking essentials – what you need to get started

You’re sick of staring at a computer all week, can’t bear the thought of another weekend channel surfing on TV.  You look out the window, the sun’s shining and you decide it’s time to go bush.

So what are the bushwalking / hiking essentials you need before you head out into the vast unknown?

This list is for those looking for something more than the standard two hour return trip on a National Park marked trail; ie. Four hours or more with some (or all) off-track walking, possibly requiring navigation, bush-bashing, scrambling and/or rock-hopping.  If this sounds like you, read on… Continue reading

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