What is Periscope and why should I use it?

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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 much ignored it since it started, other than to setup my account, which was super easy. Now, I have one thing to say... it is completely addictive! But what actually is it? Very simply, it is … [Read more...]

How to Adjust a Backpack

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One of the things I really wish I knew in my first year of bushwalking/hiking was How to Adjust a Backpack. http://youtu.be/t7KOsgJrSmI For some reason, I had it in my head that the way the shop assistant had fitted the pack to me, was fixed in cement and I needed to protect and preserve these settings at all costs. I didn't realise that adjusting my pack was something that should be done … [Read more...]

Blue Mountains – Open for business… Still!

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Last October was an incredibly difficult one for many people living in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. I’ve had non-hiker friends say to me, ‘Oh, you must be so sad about your beloved Blue Mountains and the fires?’ I kind of didn’t know what to say. I don’t live there, I haven’t raised a family there, had the comfort of home and community there, been gripped by the gut wrenching fear of … [Read more...]