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Beginner hiking gear - please help


warriordazza

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warriordazza

Hello all,

First time here but I recently started hiking and really enjoy it. Me and my partner are looking to do more so are wanting to invest into some proper gear.
We live in QLD so we have access to most stores and online of course. We read that Kathmandu was good but also patagonia or anaconda. I also found the mountain warehouse online as well.
We want gear we can use in multi terrains so something flexible in it's use that would last and maybe you have good experience.
Any recommendations is wanted thanks.
D

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On 2/17/2020 at 6:32 AM, warriordazza said:

Hello all,

First time here but I recently started hiking and really enjoy it. Me and my partner are looking to do more so are wanting to invest into some proper gear.
We live in QLD so we have access to most stores and online of course. We read that Kathmandu was good but also patagonia or anaconda. I also found the mountain warehouse online as well.
We want gear we can use in multi terrains so something flexible in it's use that would last and maybe you have good experience.
Any recommendations is wanted thanks.
D

The question, you are asking is not that simple to answer. Outside are a lot of dangers and even simple things require understanding and training. My training is very old school courtesy of uncle Sam. But I want to give you some helpful advice, that may in the long run save your life.

Here is just two of many outdoor training tours. For groups that train others for the outdoors. Not knowing you I have NO idea what you know or need to know to be ready. But whatever you do BE SAFE and GET Professional guidance. Here is a link to order a FREE Catalog from the REI/Sierra Club I hope will point you into the right direction for training and they may be close to where you live. It's called the "REI and the Sierra Club" Please don't be foolish watching some YouTube video's as there is a lot to know and it all starts with the first and next step you take, so please be smart.

Here is a late added Training for outdoor wilderness link I came across: Added on March 2, 2020:

https://graybeardedgreenberet.com/wilderness-survival-training-certification/

The following were part of the original post).

https://www.rei.com/events/a/hiking-and-camping

https://content.sierraclub.org/outings/request-catalog

The outdoors is truly a wonderful fun place to escape the hassles of our everyday world. But it can be unforgiving of you are not ready for the journey. Make sure whom ever you get information from is certified and not because, they say they are. Check them out as your life is truly in their hands. But hey, the training can be a lot of fun, meeting folks with your same interest.

Enjoy be safe and see you on the TRAIL. "Pocket"

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Pocket

Thanks as we have ordered some of your USB training & Survial tips Videos. NO Joke, some good stuff. Thanks, as we did follow your advise and found some good sorces as well as yourself.

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