Snakes, ticks and spiders are present through most areas we hike in Australia and as the weather starts to warm up, they become more common on the trail. For most hikers, snakes which are large and obvious are our biggest worries but we also have to contend with other smaller potential dangers such as the odd poisonous spider as well as ticks that are present in certain areas of the country. While not usually as big an issue as snakes, we also need to be aware of the impact that ticks and spiders can have on us.
This episode discusses what you need to know about each of these potential dangers, how to avoid them and what to do if you are bitten on the trail.
The written version of this podcast is contained in the following three articles:
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.
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You can listen to the Australian Hiker Podcast in the following ways.
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