Clothes for Hiking

Clothes for Hiking

I have this thing for outdoor retailers. I know I'm not alone. Like your annoying Facebook friend (we all have one) who’s mesmerised by the colours of Candy Crush and keeps sending you invites, I too … [Read More]

Delicious, quick, easy and around 110 calories each

Trailmix Scroggin Cookies

I've always got a handful or two of scroggin in my pack, along with muesli bars as snacks when I'm hiking. Then I came across this recipe from the lovely folk at Mediterranean Market in Queenstown, NZ … [Read More ]

Three Peaks Whalania Creek Campsite

The Three Peaks – The Lazy Way

The Three Peaks in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia has been spoken of in hushed and reverent terms by bushwalkers for many decades. There are many stories (tall and true) about the epic feats of physical fitness and mental toughness that is … [Read More]

BWRS - Training with Police Rescue and other squads

Tips for Hiking Safely

How not to be another missing bushwalker! Here in Australia, we've jumped head-first into Spring time which means that not only are the wildflowers coming out in abundance in our National Parks, but so too are hikers, that's bushwalkers to us … [Read More]

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How to Hike Mount Whitney and Not Die

As some of you know, I love the concept of the tiny house movement. It was through this interest that I met Christina Nellemann of the Tiny Yellow Teardrop Blog. She is also a keen hiker and I was delighted to hear how Lotsafreshair helped get her … [Read More]

Yellowbrick

Yellowbrick Satellite Tracking Device Road Test

This is a sponsored Post. What does that mean? Essentially, select organisations can buy my time to test and share my opinion... but they can't buy my opinion! It's inevitable, when looking at safety devices for outdoor adventures to compare the … [Read More]

Sept 2014 - Jumping for joy on the Larapinta Track. West McDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia.

Hiking for Fitness and Weightloss

If there's one blog post that I've been putting off writing, it's this one. It probably sounds strange, but as someone who has had a lifelong battle with their weight, to start talking about fitness and weightloss in such a public space as this, … [Read More]

How Wilderness makes me feel (Mt Feathertop, Victorian High Country, Australia).

How does wilderness make you feel?

If you found your way to this humble wee blog, I'm gonna kick off by guessing that we share something in common. It's something that I struggle to put words to sometimes, so it's not uncommon for me to throw my hands up in surrender and bundle … [Read More]

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Hot Ideas for Cold Feet

There's something wonderful about snuggling down into your sleeping bag at the end of an active day on the track. But for ages I used to struggle with cold feet keeping me awake. I'm talking numb, aching ice-blocks attached to the end of my … [Read More]

Angelina's Famous Co-ordinates

How to find Latitude Longitude Co-ordinates from a Topographic Map

Any mathematician, engineer or architect will tell you that numbers are beautiful. There's something pure, absolute and precise about them. There's also something staggering about the infinite way they just … [Read More]

Looking down Ettrema Gorge

Ettrema Gorge Adventure

Easter in Australia can be celebrated in many ways. I mean, let's think about it, any time you get four days off in a row is something to celebrate. For me, one of the best ways I've celebrated Easter was this year, when I set out for Ettrema Gorge … [Read More]

Shoe Laces

Hiking Tip: Shoelaces

Now even though I've proved myself a bit of a fan when it comes to having a good excuse to stop and catch my breath on the track, I'm even more of a fan of finding ways to deal with annoying little things that happen when hiking, namely... having … [Read More]