A lot is written about the different needs of women and men but when it comes to hiking, are the considerations for women that different to those of men? The short answer is yes and no. There are some female-specific aspects such as managing the implications of a menstrual cycle on the trail but there are also non-gender-specific aspects such as safety, phobias and basic hygiene.
This podcast episode discusses issues relevant to women on the trail and offers hints, tips and suggestions that will hopefully help to answer questions that you may have.
Podcast episode 045 consists of two interviews from female hikers and how they see their time on the trail.
You can also read the women in hiking article here
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: