Hiking – News, Guides & Reviews

News, reviews and articles relating to hiking and other outdoor pursuits.  Something for everybody from the novice enthusiast to the outdoor professional.

Choosing The Right Hiking Boots – Our In Depth Guide

Your choice of hiking boots may mean the difference between a safe and comfortable hike, and injury.  With such a large selection available across a range of prices, it pays to research before you buy. Hiking boots are an individual choice.  Important factors include your foot size & shape, as well as the type of hiking you intend to do.  Your hiking boots will be your best friend when out in ...

Hiking Hypothermia – Do You Know The Signs?

Hiking hypothermia is a silent killer.  We dispel the myths and show you how to treat and prevent it occurring. Hiking hypothermia causes over 60% of all deaths that occur as a result of exposure to weather.  Twice the number attributed to heat exposure in the form of sun and heat stroke.  Confusion about the symptoms can lead to danger, as well as stubborn hikers trying to be brave. There are a l...

How does my handheld GPS know where I am?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is one of the true wonders of modern science. It is one of the only human achievements that has combined both Einstein’s Special and General Relativity theories. Funded by the American Department of Defence (DoD), it is the cornerstone of most electronic navigation devices available to buy today. The Global Positioning System or GPS for short, is a network...

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