Just when we thought that the world was at capacity for different types of social media networks, along came Periscope (and it's opposition, Meerkat) in March this year.
To be honest, I've pretty … [Read More]
Here's a completely decadent (yet dead easy) dessert, for when you've had a tough day on the track.
I made it on the last day of a 6 day trip to a remote part of Western Australia and it … [Read More ]
If you're one of the fabulous followers* over on the Lotsafreshair Facebook page, you'll know that I've been quite busy lately as new opportunities emerge like speaking at conferences (would you believe there's 3 in August?!!!) and other … [Read More]
Thinking back to when I made the leap from day walks to overnight walks, I remember being struck (not literally!) by the night sky. The sheer immensity of light and beauty, that danced above my head throughout the night, was one of those awe … [Read More]
I reckon that one of the best things about spending time in the bush, is being able to enjoy good food out there, with amazing views and great friends. It's just like going to the best restaurant in town, only with a view and ambience that they'll … [Read More]
There's very few people I know who don't think about exercise and know that it's something they really should be doing more of. Is it any surprise that IMHO walking is the best exercise that you can do? Although I'm a fan of walking in nature, it … [Read More]
For people who've only ever walked on defined tracks and trails, the concept that there's a whole other world of exploring and adventuring out there, may come as a shock. It's the world of off trail hiking.
I know it came as a shock to me when … [Read More]
Roadtest: Pat's Backcountry Beverages
How many times have you finished a tough day's hiking (or bushwalking!), pitched your tent, put the billy on and thought... 'Geez, I wish I had a cold beer.'? If only I could brew a beer in the bush or that … [Read More]
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll now that I spend a lot of time hiking in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney and occasionally treat myself and jump further afield to discover other great spots around Australia that offer different … [Read More]
When I got approached by Cotswold Outdoor last year to do a gear review for them I was a bit curious, because as an Aussie, I was wondering why they'd want me to take a look at a product from the UK.
Well, as … [Read More]
The West MacDonnell Ranges National Park and the Larapinta Trail are one of those places that gets under your skin. It's big country, deep country and although seemingly rugged and parched, contains hidden waterholes like jewelled treasures dotted … [Read More]
... and why I'll never be happy with these photos
A couple of months ago, I decided to run a weekend photography walk in the Blue Mountains for my bushwalking club.
Due to the normal pace and style of our club's trips, there's never usually … [Read More]