No 566 - Nikki Love - Running Across Australia - Pt2
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by Bob Cartwright
2w ago
This is part two of my conversation with Nikki Love and her remarkable journey across Australia, spanning from Perth to Sydney, began on May 1st, 2023, at the scenic shores of Cottesloe Beach. Over the course of 76 days, 3 hours, and 43 minutes, she traversed the vast expanse of the continent, culminating her adventure at the iconic Bondi Beach. In her quest for a Guinness World Record, Nikki braved the rugged terrain and unpredictable conditions that define the Australian landscape. Setting out to achieve a feat unprecedented by any woman before her, Nikki aimed to establish a new standard fo ..read more
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No 565 - Nikki Love - Running Across Australia - Pt1
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by Bob Cartwright
3w ago
Welcome to part one of my podcast interview with ultrarunning adventurer Nikki Love, where we delve into her incredible journey across Australia. On May 1st, 2023, Nikki embarked on a monumental 4000km run from Perth to Sydney, a feat that tested her endurance and resolve. Nikki initially aimed to cover 60km each day, aiming to surpass the men's record. However, the reality of the terrain and conditions proved more demanding than anticipated. Battling warmer weather, bustling traffic, and physical strain, Nikki found herself behind schedule within the first few days. Despite the setbacks, she ..read more
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No 564 - National Outdoor Expo - Review and Promo Codes
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by Bob Cartwright
2M ago
A few interviews from the National Outdoor Expo and a sharing of time limited promo codes for listeners and viewers of The Outdoors Station. Please check out the full range of interviews and the livestream on the YouTube Channel. Thanks to the livestream sponsor Valley and Peak and all the others who are involved. Please check out the following websites and support all those involved.   Discount Code - TOS24 valleyandpeak.co.uk - 10% ends 30/3/24 sierradesigns (valleyandpeak.co.uk) -10% ends 30/3/24 watertogo.eu - 30% ends 30/3/24 paqualife.co.uk - 10% ends 30/3/24 morseladventures.co.uk ..read more
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No 563 - The National Outdoor Expo - Preview
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by Bob Cartwright
2M ago
Hey folks … I’m back!! This is a quick round up of what has been going on these last 12 months of silence, the new livestreams I am doing, in particular next week from the National Outdoor Expo and my new plans to get back producing enjoyable content for the any outdoors fans. It may be a bit cheeky but we have been nominated for an award at the Outdoor expo, so if you could drop in a vote I would appreciate it. It would be quite ironic to win it especially after this radio silence, but every award counts as they say :) In this episode I talk about some of the changes and ‘expectations’ of gue ..read more
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No 561 - The Perfect Trail Shoe
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by Bob Cartwright
1y ago
Most 'enlightened' hikers these days use trail shoes, so if you've an avid boot user who repeats the mantra 'ankle support' without ever questioning it, this podcast is not for you :) Like all outdoor manufacturing things have moved on in leaps and bounds in the trail shoe market as elsewhere. With the current need to change the manufacturing process to take in account sustainability, recycling and environmental damage I have lost track of what brands are doing with the current range and where design is taking us over the next few years. However I know a person who knows much more about the cu ..read more
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No 560 - Outdoor Gear Coach
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by Bob Cartwright
1y ago
Advice is easy to come by when it comes to outdoors clothing and gear. But is it the ‘right’ advice? All you need to do is post a simple question on any of the social platforms and you’ll get endless replies, some of which may be from experienced professionals and others could be enthusiastic hobbyists, who are well meaning but limited in their product awareness. Just like asking Dr Google about your medical ailments, you need to read any replies with a certain amount of question. Who is giving you this advice, what experience do they have, do they understand the technicalities of the fabrics ..read more
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No 558 - Packrafting in Sweden - The River Kaitum
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by Bob Cartwright
1y ago
This is part two of my conversation with Mark Waring regarding the joys of Packrafting and his 140km trip in 2022 along the River Kaitum in Sweden with fellow packrafters David Lintern and Debra West. In the conversation he mentions that it involved a 2 day walk to the put in, some it along the magnificent Kungsleden Trail. Once they were on the water, the trip took on all kinds of grade challenges and mixed terrain as they portaged around the more turbulent and high water rapids It all has the feel of a perfect combination for any multi-disciplined trip. A mix of challenging technical paddlin ..read more
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No 555 - Hiiker App and how to use it
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by Bob Cartwright
1y ago
Today's podcast is with Eoin Hamilton, one of the key players behind the increasingly popular Hiiker App, which I'm sure you've seen popping up around various websites supporting various outdoor bloggers and influencers. The Hiiker is an app contributed to by members of the outdoor community to help users discover, plan, and navigate their outdoor adventures. The app has numerous hikes, paths and trails collated from around the world, so wherever you go, you will probably have access to routes that even locals don't know about. The app has everything from day hikes and nature walks to long-dis ..read more
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No 554 - Packrafting - An Introduction
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by Bob Cartwright
1y ago
Packrafting is growing in popularity and many people are now looking at those blue lines on the map much closer to see what potential adventures await. However it needs to be tempered with the safety element, as like any new emerging sport, accidents can happen and sometimes without experience these can be fatal. That said if the sport is approached in the right way, the danger element can be limited and the fun factor enhanced. This is an interview with Mark Waring an enthusiast advocate in the packrafting scene and someone who admits to learning the ropes slowly and carefully to get the most ..read more
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No 553 - The Hot Tent Diaries
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by Bob Cartwright
1y ago
John D. Burns has spent over forty years among the mountains of the Scottish Highlands. He is an author and public speaker. His books tell of his adventures in this iconic landscape and have become classics for those who love wild places. His latest book The Hot Ten Diaries will be a joy to anyone who loves wild places all year round and sleep in a warm cosy shelter in remote inspiring locations. In this interview John takes us on a journey to the Scottish Highlands where he returns to an old way of living in a canvas tent heated by a woodburning stove. This is more than a book about camping ..read more
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