161-Hiking and camping styles

Show notes

When we think about hiking we create a picture in our mind of what the day looks like and if there is an overnight stay involved the camp forms part of the picture. The thing we need to remember is that hiking is different for everyone and there is no right view of  the image we create.

How we come to hiking and camping will generate this mental picture. Are we life long hiking enthusiasts that started as part of a family activity? Are we new hikers who have only just started? Are we the occasional hiker who does an adventure every so often and wants to just turn up rather than doing any of the organising or planning? Or maybe we don’t fit into a single style of hiking and will choose our own adventure based on what we feel like.

In this podcast we discuss what the common types of hiking/camping styles. Where do you fit?

Podcast overview

In this episode we discuss styles of hiking. I mean there isn’t just one way to get out bush:

  • Introduction
  • Camping (time index 00:02:17)
    • A generic term that everyone understands but how did you get there?
  • Camping-hiking (time index 00:03:13)
    • Small and compact
    • Limited luxuries
  • Car camping (time index 00:05:15)
    • Versatility
    • Relatively inexpensive
    • As a base for a group of hikes
    • No special equipment required
  • Supported camping (time index 00:012:23)
    • Best described as a halfway point between camping and glamping
    • The best of both worlds that allows you to hike without necessarily carrying a full pack
  • Glamping (time index 00:15:46)
    • A luxury choice
    • For those that want the experience without all the dirt
  • Dirtbagging (time index 00:20:54)
    • A lifestyle
    • Engaging with the real world only when necessary to allow them to hike
  • Tim and Gill’s final thoughts (time index 00:24:54

Close (time index 00:28:24)



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