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Hike Report: Lerderderg day 3

Continued from Lerderderg Day 1 & 2 Day 3; The Sunday return Sunday morning, thanks to daylight savings, and a very early bed-time, we were were up relatively early. The plan was simple; return via the Cowan track. You can see below; the track we walked on day 2 & 3, if you follow the river line, the second southern-most flag is where we camped for the first night. The cowan track is pretty tame on the return, there is … Continue reading

The Symptoms of Dehydration

In an effort to make sure I give you better information, I got in contact with the Author of “” They have given me permission to reproduce the beginning of the article, and Link to the rest website. I highly recommend the read, which could help you avoid this sickness. The Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration Symptoms of dehydration usually begin with thirst and progress to more alarming manifestations as the need for water becomes more dire. The initial signs … Continue reading

Carrying Water and hydrating

Water Consumption Carrying sufficient water, and hydrating (rehydrating) regularly are fundamentals thatare often over-looked by new hikers, the volume of water that you should be carrying depends on a variety of factors, and there are really no hard and fast rules. I can however give you some guidelines that will help you decide how much you would take with you. I would also like to talk a bit about best methods of hydration and the consequences of dehydration. Carrying water … Continue reading

Hiking Basics, What to carry for a Day Hike

Thus begins my blog, for the second time round. The following post covers what to carry for a day hike to be completely prepared. The list covers mandatory and suggested extras, I am a very “prepared” person, you will see this when you read a bit more below. So you have begun thinking about camping and hiking, you’ve gotten excited you have found a place to go, you have started packing and suddenly you realise, I have no idea what … Continue reading