277-Shakedown Hikes

Show notes

The intent of a shakedown hike is to try out new gear or new processes prior to a trip so you can iron out any bugs, familiarise yourself with new systems, balance your pack so that it’s comfortable, and assess your fitness in terrain similar (or worse) than what you have planned. But how many of us ever do them and should we really bother?

In this podcast episode we look in detail why you should do a shakedown hike and when you should do one.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast introduction
  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:28)
    • What is a shakedown hike? (time index 0:02:22)
    • ‘Types of Hiker- in regard to gear (time index 0:01:50)
    • Example shakedown hike and what we learnt (time index 0:03:23)
    • Why should you do one (time index 0:01:50)
    •  What did we learn from our first shakedown hike (time index 0:03:02)
    •  Developing a packing system (time index 0:16:16)
    • Packing lists (time index 0:18:18)
  • Final thoughts (time index 0:21:47)
  • Close (time index 0:26:05)

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