What to Pack for Day Hike. Royal National Park (Australia's First National Park) South of Sydney

What to Pack for a Day Hike

There's nothing quite like that feeling you get from stepping off the pavement, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and venturing out into the wilderness. The fact is, we all lead busy … [Read More]

How hiking makes me feel! (Top of Mt Feathertop, Victorian High Country, Australia).

Welcome to the new look Lotsafreshair Hiking Blog

I know I've been teasing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that some big changes were coming to this hiking blog, so I'm stoked to finally be able to show you all! When I started the blog two … [Read More ]

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The Mysterious Lindeman Pass

I love a good story. And the story of The Lindeman Pass in the Blue Mountains is a cracker. Today I was reminded of this quote by Thomas Edison, which I found inside my daily Happy Pills. So, Edison was obviously passionate, focussed, … [Read More]

Choose poles that are lightweight and fold away to allow for various terrain

Hiking Poles and Nordic Walking – What’s the story?

It's been a few years since I've used hiking poles, but lately I've had a dodgy knee and have thought that they might be helpful once more. Actually, after a rather spectacular face plant whilst trail running a month ago, I've now got two of them. … [Read More]

Veggie Laksa Cooking up a treat.

Hiking Food Review : Strive Food 24hr Ration Pack

Following on from last week's post on Easy Hiking food for Overnight Trips, I was sent some product by the nice folk down in Tassie from Strive Food. I was interested to read that this small, Aussie business has grown from Todd and Melanie's … [Read More]

Special Shoes Hiking Quote

Hiking Quote of the Week

You need special shoes for hiking... and a bit of a special soul, as well ~ Emme Woodhull-Bache … [Read More]

Enjoying the view from Mt Solitary whilst the billy boils.

Easy Hiking Food for Overnight Trips (That’s lightweight too!)

I'm still staggered by the number of people who say that planning and organising food is the issue that stops them from doing overnight hikes. There's really no reason these days for using that excuse and my suspicion is that if you're still using … [Read More]

MacPac Kahu 22 Backpack

Win a Macpac 22L Kahu Daypack – This weekend only!

The lovely folk at Macpac are offering a 22L Kahu Daypack through their Facebook page this weekend. You have to answer a question about the Lotsafreshair Season 2 Teaser, so go check out their page for the details and good luck! … [Read More]

Caro Ryan Lotsafreshair.com at Butterbox Grose Valley Blue Mountains

Coming Soon – Brand New Hiking How-To Videos and New Look Blog!

Yay! I'm so excited!! You know how they say that change is as good as a holiday? Well, I guess I'm about to feel as though I've had one big holiday, because there's a whole lot of 'change' coming very … [Read More]

3 Sisters and Mt Solitary, Blue Mountains, Australia

Where’s your hiking home?

Following on from last week's post about living in small spaces, I've been thinking about where I feel most at home. I've always said, that 'home should be your refuge'. It's the place where you can go and shut the door, relax, truly be yourself … [Read More]

Definition Deliberate

Tents as Tiny Houses

Up until a week ago, I'd never heard the term, Tiny House. That was until I read this blog post by Wild and Scruffy, who writes one of my favourite blogs. On the surface, she doesn't seem to have anything in common with me. For one, she is … [Read More]

Leeches? Just smile and get over it.

Leeches – That slimy, slippery, itchy, sinking feeling

Can you feel it? Nah, you probably can't. If you're anything like me, sometimes the first thing you feel is the damp trousers against your calf as your blue blood oozes, unrestrained, into the fresh wilderness air. Last Monday, Australia Day … [Read More]