Hiking is a fantastic past time and one that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels. Those of you who have lots of hiking experience will no doubt want your younger family members to enjoy the same experiences you have when out on the trail. Others may not have much hiking experience – just a house full of energetic young people and you want to get them outdoors to channel all that energy.
Whether you’re well versed in hiking or not, there are a few things to appreciate when starting your hiking adventures with younger ones. This podcast episode provides some tips to help you optimise the enjoyment of those first forays outdoors and hopefully, after a few positive experiences you’ll continue your adventures.
This podcast episode, 040 and the following episode 041 (to be published on 4 October 2017) are pitched at hiking with children in the five to 12 age bracket. Modify this guidance for younger children by shortening the distance and simplifying the activity, and place greater emphasis on personal responsibility for older kids.
What is a Podcast?
While many people are familiar with podcasts, to some the term is an unknown. So what is a podcast? The best way to think of a podcast is as digital radio on demand. You get to listen to a program of your choice at a time of your choosing and through your preferred technology e.g. the computer, a smart phone, or a tablet, etc.
Podcasts have the advantage over other types of electronic media in that you can be doing other activities such as driving to work or exercising while you listen.
How can I listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast?
You can listen to just one episode but the best way to listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast is by subscribing through iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or some other podcatcher service where the podcast episodes will be delivered to your device almost as soon as they are published. Go on, you know you want to!
You can listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast in the following ways.
On Apple technology listen through iTunes at Australian Hiker podcast. Listen to the current episode here
On Android phones (as well as apple) we recommend using Stitcher Radio. Listen to the current episode here
Listen to this episode on Soundcloud here
In addition the are a number of other ‘podcatcher’ services that allow you to download our episodes. Below are a couple of other options where to find us: