Do you remember the old fairytale of the Princess and the Pea? Even when the Princess was lying on top of 99 mattresses, she could still feel the tiny little pea hidden underneath at the very bottom. … [Read More]
With the increasing tide of enthusiasm and action around women's pursuit of adventure, it totally makes sense to bring everyone together under one roof and celebrate!
I'm so excited about the work … [Read More ]
Part 1 - How to Read a Topographic Map
One of the major excuses I hear from people (mostly women) not wanting to step up and lead hikes or outdoor adventure trips is their lack of navigation skills. I feel that like so many other things in life, … [Read More]
That's a pretty big claim, the longest walk in Sydney, eh? Well, I reckon that this track (or collection of tracks all joined together) has every right to the title. It stretches from "Home and Away central" at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach in … [Read More]
One of the best things about hiking, is that it costs nothing... sort of.
Sure, putting one foot in front of the other on a bush track doesn't cost a thing, but the shoe and sock on our foot, the pack on our back and all the goodies inside can add … [Read More]
As outdoorsy types, our health and fitness - the ability to walk further, up steeper hills and for longer days - is something that is always on my mind. It's not just for those of us who have a hiking goal in mind, like an epic overseas trekking … [Read More]
Let’s get philosophical for a minute.
Where are you going and how are you going to get there?
It’s a foundational question for the bigger picture of our lives, but it’s also a critical foundation for our outdoors adventures as well.
I know … [Read More]
Let's face it. There's only so much love you can give a packet of 2 minute noodles before you realise that they just aren't lovin' you back. Sure, I've been known to reach for them for a last minute outdoor escape, but if I've got a few extra minutes … [Read More]
Don't worry, that's not one of those sighs of frustration or exhaustion. It's one of those sighs of contentment - like settling down into the couch, with a hot cuppa and a slice of raisin toast smothered in butter.
It's also a sigh … [Read More]
There are few design concepts within hiking and outdoors gear that make me smile as much as the selling point of a product being waterproof. There’s “waterproof” jackets, “waterproof” dry bags and my personal (not) favourite - “waterproof” … [Read More]
I'm going to kick off by saying that my good friend Kim (aka Kimmie) Malcolm, is a bloody legend. There's so many things to love about her and only one of them is her genius ability in the kitchen for all things nutritious and all things yum. She's … [Read More]
I often get asked, "Where are places that I can go bushwalking"? or "How do I find walks that are suited to my experience level"? Like a loaded gun, these questions are full of possibilities and adventures - good and bad. Imagine picking somewhere … [Read More]