What’s all this about Hammock Hiking?

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Just hanging around… hammock hiking

Are you hammock hiking curious? I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out on ABC Radio recently, speaking with the lovely Sarah Macdonald and her producer, Mandy Roberts.

We’ve all got friends like Sarah… someone who has happy memories of camping and bushwalking years ago, but it’s been a long time between drinks. She works with producer Mandy, who just happens to be a mad-keen bushwalker and camper like me, except…

… she’s one of the (relatively new) breed of hikers, in that she’s a hammocker. Never completely satisfied with sleeping on the ground, she has raised herself up to enjoy the heights of sleeping in a hammock.

If you’ve been hammock curious for a while, take a listen to our interview where we talk about the different types of bushwalkers and hiking styles available, as well as get an introduction to the wonderful world of the hammock.

And if you’re ready to jump in and give a hammock a go, jump over to Wildearth who have a range of hammock styles to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.

Writer, producer and content creator by trade, search and rescue volunteer by passion, Caro Ryan started LotsaFreshAir.com to inspire, teach and encourage people to get into hiking and the outdoors safely.

It’s all about connecting people to wild places in meaningful ways, so they can look after themselves, their mates and these precious places we visit.

She teaches wilderness navigation, authored the book, ‘How to Navigate’ and hosts, ‘Rescued - an Outdoor Podcast for Hikers and Adventurers.

In the bottom of her pack you'll find coffee grounds, instant noodles past their used by date and an insatiable curiosity.

Bushwalking & Hiking Tips from an Unexpected Outdoors Chick

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