151-Stepping out again

Show notes

It’s now mid-June 2020 and at long last the restrictions around coronavirus are easing, seemingly at a rapid rate. Pending a second wave of the virus, the ability to travel, while not yet back to normal, has been greatly relaxed and we can now travel further afield and do some longer and more complex hiking. In episode 145 we discussed things we can do when we can’t hike, or our hiking has been greatly curtailed for any reason, but what should we be doing now we can get out and about? In today’s episode we discuss things to consider as you get back into some more serious hiking to ensure you enjoy yourself and stay safe.


Podcast overview

So now that it’s time to get back out there what should we consider.

  • As Hikers
    • Getting our focus back
    • General fitness
    • Start easy doing some shorter walks
    • Training hikes
  • Gear
    • Get it together
    • Check its conditions
  • Shakedown Hike
  • Hygiene kit – a bit thought may be needed on this one!
    • Hand sanitiser
    • Disinfectant wipes for gear and self
    • Covid safe
      • Do’s and don’ts of sharing loose food
      • Social distancing
  • First aid
    • Check it if it needs replenishing
  • Skills
    • Time for some practice
    • How’s your navigations skill?
  • Planning
    • Remember to let people know what you’re planning and where you’re going
    • Handling social distancing


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