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.
We welcome landscape photographer Oddbjorn Austevik to the podcast all the way from Norway. We discuss his adventures, his passions, useful photography tips, “playing the game”, polar bears, snowmobiles and how he photographed the inside of a glacier. Along the way we get to know this really interesting guy and what drives him to pitch himself against the elements in search of that perfect shot.
In this episode we introduce our sponsors (Bluey Merino, Rheos Sunglasses, Topo Maps+ and Caribee Outdoor Gear). We also let you know how you can get an exclusive offer on Topo Maps+ and enter a competition to win a merino wool base-layer t-shirt. From there we discuss the wonderful world of hiking with girls including the She Wee chat. More snake encounters, more gear testing and more shout outs. It’s our longest podcast yet, so get into it! Check out the show notes on hikeordie.com.
In this podcast, Tom and Craig are on-location from their remote rainforest campsite. Find out how they got there and how they almost didn’t get there. Hear insights into packing for wet conditions, wildlife they encountered including a brief guest appearance by Barry the Bat.
Tom and Craig discuss the importance of being fit for hiking and conditioning your body in preparation for your adventures. They also share their own training methods, useful fitness reference videos and motivational resources.