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Hiking Gear Advice



South Coast Track 2015. Photo Neil Blundy

Bogong's resource centre for advice on all things hiking. Learn how to protect your feet from blisters, how to choose a sleeping bag, which tent is best for you, and more.

 


 

Hiking sock

Blister Prevention: How to

6 tips for happy feet.

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OR gaiters

Why Do You Need Gaiters?

Bogong Equipment owner Neil Blundy explains.

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OR hat

Gear for Hiking: 5 Favourites

5 favourites of Bogong Equipment owner Neil Blundy's.

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Hiking map Europe

Gear for Hut-to-Hut Walking in Europe

A complete gear list to help you.

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Exped Lightning hiking pack

Lightweight Bushwalking: How to

Thinking of going lightweight? But not sure exactly how to do it? Here are 5 ways to lighten your load without compromising on comfort.

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Dehydrated meal

Lightweight Food for Hiking

In this article, we teach you how to organise your food and how much to pack. Plus, menu ideas.

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Hiking pole

Hiking Poles, Trekking Poles, Walking Poles

Keep the weight off your knees with these poles for hiking, trekking and walking.

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Sleeping bags

Sleeping Bags: Down vs. Synthetic

Pros and cons. Plus, why we tend to stock down bags.

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Mont sleeping bag

Sleeping Bags: How to Choose

How do you go about choosing a sleeping bag? As with most gear, it depends on what you intend to use it for. Here are 7 common uses and the sleeping bags we recommend for each.

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Exped Megamat Sleeping Mat

Sleeping Mats: How to Look After Them

Get the most out of your sleeping mat by taking proper care of it. Here's how.

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Snow camping

Snow Camping Tips

Here's our advice for your next trip to the snow.

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Hiking stove

Stoves: How to Choose

How to select a hiking stove. We look at 6 common scenarios.

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Two-person tent

Two-Person Tents: How to Choose

How to choose a two-person tent based on your needs. We walk you through 6 potential scenarios.

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OR Helium II rain jacket

Waterproofing 101

Learn about the different products you'll need for waterproofing your gear.

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Mont Icicle Down Jacket

Winter Hiking: What You Need to Know

With good gear, there's nothing quite like the feeling of being warm and snug in your tent while the weather rages outside.

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Article Index

  • Boot Care and Maintenance
  • Blister Prevention: How to
  • Gaiters: Why Do You Need Them?
  • Gear for Hiking: 5 Favourites
  • Gear for Hut-to-Hut Walking in Europe
  • Lightweight Bushwalking: How to
  • Lightweight Food for Hiking
  • Poles for Hiking and Trekking
  • Sleeping Bags: Down vs. Synthetic
  • Sleeping Bags: How to Choose
  • Sleeping Mats: How to Look After Them
  • Snow Camping: Tips
  • Stoves: How to Choose
  • Two-Person Tents
  • Waterproofing 101
  • Winter Hiking: What You Need to Know

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