Tom and Craig are joined by their mate Josh for this episode and record from inside a giant cave. They talk hiking, plants, navigational errors, fear of heights, stinging trees, trail running, fishing in Papua New Guinea and loads more.
Fresh from our visit to Tasmania for the Cradle Mountain Film Festival, we recount our experiences and then take you along for the journey as we play some recordings from the trail.
Check out all the show notes on hikeordie.com for anything we mention throughout the episode.
Ever thought about selling up everything and heading off into the wilderness? Well that’s exactly what our guests Caz and Chrissy from the East coast of Australia did. They left their “normal" lives behind and hit the open road for a ‘year of adventure’. That year has turned into four and they are still going.
They share some amazing stories with us, some of their secret wild places around the country and also give us a real insight into a lifestyle that we’ve probably all considered at some point. Caz and Chrissy are an amazing and inspirational couple and it was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to have them as our guests.
Wake up gear junkies! It's the episode you've been waiting for. If you've every wanted to know what we carry on our adventures then you are going to be very happy campers. Craig and Tom go through all of their hiking equipment and explain the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly choices they've made to get to their current gear purchases. It's also loaded with info and tips that will no doubt help you make more educated purchases when the time comes.
Our first podcast of 2019 takes us to the forests of Sweden where we talk to Swedish outdoorsman Thomas Vuling. We discuss his passion for the outdoors, his philosophies, favourite gear, Nordic Gods, the Sami people, wolves and Kent the Moose. This was all while he tended to his fire, sipped his coffee and was barked at by a deer who discovered him. It's a truly inspiring episode and learning about Thomas' perception of the outdoors was enlightening.
We all deal with varying levels of adversity within our daily lives but stepping into the wild can quickly present bigger and badder obstacles. There's a physical and mental resilience that we develop as we move through nature and interact with the outdoors. That's the sort of adversity we discuss in this episode and that's what hopefully makes us a better version of ourselves by the time our next adventure comes about.
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We're not afraid to tackle the big issues on our podcast and this is most definitely one of them. It's a topic that often polarises the outdoor community and for that reason, we wanted to put our friendship aside and dig deep into both options. Who will win the battle of the outdoor accomodation? Tent or Hammock? Listen and find out!!
Tanya Hodgson is an ultra runner, trail runner, kayaker and pistol-totin' hiking badass. When we catch up with her on this podcast episode, we get the opportunity to delve into all of her adventures. Tanya has battled her own demons in the past but the result is an energetic, strong, inspiring woman who loves spending time outdoors with her two boys and her dog. She puts all of her focus into the simple pleasures in life and it's contagious just listening to her.
With National Preparedness Month currently in full swing for our U.S. friends, we thought we’d dedicate this episode to Outdoor & Tail Safety. There’s a bunch of good info in this episode to keep you safe out there in the wilderness. We share detailed tips and recommendations on physical fitness, communication, outdoor clothing, first aid, water purification, navigation, food and tons more. It’s quite literally everything we know about outdoor safety all crammed into one MEGA-SIZED episode.
Episode 006: Hiking ethics, Leave No Trace Principles & Trail etiquette | HIKE OR DIE Outdoor Adventure Podcast
In this episode we delve into the controversial, often misunderstood and tricky world of human impact on the great outdoors. We take you into the wilderness and while watching the sun set and moon rise we discuss the 7 principles of Leave No Trace, how they apply to what we do and some examples of our own mistakes in the past. We also discuss our personal opinions on hiking ethics and what we consider to be good trail etiquette and understandably, things get a bit heated around a few of those topics. This is a really important episode that we'd like you all to listen to and consider before you next venture into the wilderness.
Check out the Podcast Show Notes on hikeordie.com for links and info on topics that are mentioned during the show.