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Updated: 2015-09-03T14:53:31.808+10:00

 



Boots are not a requirement for most walks. For a ...

2008-04-01T20:11:00.000+11:00

Boots are not a requirement for most walks. For a track walk any reasonable pair of runners should be fine, and the walking shoes available are excellent. I have a pair of Merrell's.

As John Chapman suggests joining a club is a good idea, have a look at several to find one which matches your interests and age group. They usually have rental equipment or other members may loan equipment. This is a lot cheaper than renting from a bushwalking shop, but that may be another option if your only doing a couple of walks a year.



Agree tasadam, I have Scarpa boots and love em.Agr...

2008-03-31T20:15:00.000+11:00

Agree tasadam, I have Scarpa boots and love em.

Agree with the picture post re packing. Had the same idea. Might post mine here and check out your's at Bushwalk Tasmania!!



Hey, Nik! Great post.Only thing I will add here fo...

2008-03-31T10:47:00.000+11:00

Hey, Nik! Great post.
Only thing I will add here for anyone reading is not to be put off Scarpa boots - I am onto my 3rd pair (my 1st pair were stolen & 2nd pair is still a work pair around the garden). What Nik says is correct - they need to be right for you.
They are expensive though, the full leather mens boot is nearly $400 if you paid full price.

This thread has given me a great idea - I am now thinking of doing a pictorial (got the camera gear, might as well use it) of preparation for my next walk - including bagging / preparting my food, packing my pack and what order and why, also waterproofing certain things in my pack. Stay tuned for that.

Enjoy!