Episode 010: Make adversity your friend – Hike or Die Outdoor Adventure Podcast

Episode 10: Make Adversity Your Friend.

We all deal with varying levels of adversity within our daily lives but stepping into the wild can easily place bigger and badder obstacles in front of us. There’s a physical and mental resilience that we develop as we move through nature and interact with the outdoors. That’s the sort of adversity we discuss in this episode and that’s what makes us a better version of ourselves by the time our next adventure comes about.

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Alex Parsons has been picked up as a Bluey Merino ambassador:

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Super excited to introduce our newest gear tester and Living Lab Legend @lexparso ⠀ .⠀ Alex travels the world with her snowboard, and will be making sure that our winter range performs in all conditions Let us know if you have a particular adventure in mind that we could test for!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ・・・⠀ Did you know it was the opening weekend for hiking season?@thredboresort ⠀ Great weather for it! Still cold and windy up the top, which I love. .⠀ .⠀ Thanks @blueymerino for the gear. Sure kept my face warm.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #hikelife #hiking #kosciusko #kosciuszkonationalpark #hikingadventures #hikeaustralia #sheshredsco #sheshredscocrew #girlswhohike⠀ ⠀ #BlueyMerino #Superfine #Merino #markets #visitnsw #Australia #straya #farmersfirst #wool #weekend #MadeinAustralia #SingleSource #ethical #traceable #adventureenthusiasts #performancewear #athleisure #activewear #ethicalfashion #ethicallymade #sustainablefashion

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Here’s a link to the website for the documentary (‘Exposed’) I produced and shot and the trailer is below.

Check out Just Up the Trail’s review of our podcast with this link. You can follow him on Instagram too.

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Who else remembers that lovely summer we shared but seems an age ago now the nights are long and the sun is low.

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Thanks for your support and messages Jodz Harrison! Here’s a crackin’ shot of his:

Also a big shout out to Jimmy Zerr for his Facebook message to us and the photo he sent us while he was listening to our podcast.


The Adventures of a Young Naturalist – David Attenborough
adventures of a young naturalist david attenborough

What Doesn’t Kill Us – Scott Carney
What doesnt kill us Scott Carney


A great examples of a Jocko Willink motivational clip. This guys is full-on but I love it:

A few words here from Joe Rogan on embracing discomfort.

Here’s that Wall-E movie reference that I mentioned that demonstrates a very sad future for humans.

Here’s the episode of Craig’s first solo hiking trip.

This was the episode (Part 1) of my own first solo journey.

This is the sleeping set-up I used the night that the Dingoes were howling around me while I was trying to cool a steak.

I’ll review Sheer Will by Michael Groom further in the next episode but here it is for now. It’s a fantastic story of Michael’s resilience and fortitude and his ability to deal with adversity in every way.
Sheer Will - Michael Groom

Surviving the extremes – Kenneth Kamler MD
Surviving the extremes Kenneth Kamler

Deep Survival – Laurence Gonzales
Deep Survival Laurence Gonzales

This is the 4 day mock-survival experience (part 1 of 4) that we discuss at the end of the podcast.