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 … [Read More]
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 … [Read More ]
It goes without saying that if you want to enjoy your time walking or trekking to wild places, then getting into lightweight hiking gear is going to be one of your top priorities.
Now if the whole concept of lightweight walking or even 'ultra' … [Read More]
Hiking Gear Tip #4 - Piece of Closed Cell Foam Mat aka "Foamie"
A very wise person once told me that everything in your pack should have more than one use. Well, I reckon it would be hard to find something in my backpack that has more uses than … [Read More]
From the DRUANTH (Down-Right-Un-Australian-Not-To-Have) list comes yet another admission from yours truly. Although not strictly on my list as way back in my childhood, back when it was possible to drive from Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass (up until … [Read More]
[Guest Post : Mums on the Go]
When I attended last year's ProBlogger conference it was a whole new world for me. As with all things new, it's always nice to see a touchpoint - something of the familiar - in a completely foreign environment. I found … [Read More]
I'm all about encouraging people to get into hiking and spending nights in wild places. However, the fact is, that not everyone likes the idea of spending it in a tent, under a fly or even under the stars and for many folk, a hut based experience is … [Read More]
I’m going to start this post by ‘fessing up to the fact that I love New Zealand. I’ve often found myself saying that if I didn’t live in Australia, I’d want to live in Wellington (at least on a good day)... with a bach in Picton.
I’ve been … [Read More]
One of the things I really wish I knew in my first year of bushwalking/hiking was How to Adjust a Backpack.
For some reason, I had it in my head that the way the shop assistant had fitted the pack to me, was fixed in … [Read More]
Grab a cuppa guys, this one's a bit of an essay...
It's pretty rare that there's a feature film, documentary or otherwise, that aims to get to the true heart of the wild places that many of us love. Therefore, it was with a certain sense of … [Read More]
Just about everyone I know seems to struggle with creative ideas of what to eat for lunch on a hike, especially for multi-day hikes. After many years of experiments, I've now settled with my 'go-to' of dehydrated dips on … [Read More]
Hiking Gear Tip# 5 - Lightweight Stowable Day Pack
It's been a massive Easter/Anzac Day hiking period for me.
Over the last 10 days, I've spent 7 in the great Aussie bush, firstly in Morton National Park and then Kanangra-Boyd … [Read More]