Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail – Part 3

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 … [Read More]

Blue Mountains Photography

Shooting Landscape Photographs

... 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 … [Read More ]

Barrington Tops National Park, NSW
Notorious for needing to waterproof your pack!

How to roll a rain jacket

You know those How-To videos you find that seem to fall into the bleeding obvious category? How to Wash Dishes with (believe it or not) over 855,000 views? Well, in some way, I feel this one falls into that category, but I hope that you'll pardon … [Read More]

Empress Canyon

Canyon Safety and Code of Ethics

There's something about sliding into a canyon and feeling it's ancient green embrace that makes me feel like Frodo. As the walls climb higher around me and the water calls me forward to join it tumbling over boulders, sliding down ropes and … [Read More]

Australian Defence Force Ratpack "C"

Australian Defence Force Ratpack MRE – Taste Test

A little while back, I did a product review on the Strive Foods 24hr Ration Pack and after reading it, a wonderful member of the Lotsafreshair community, aka 'Secret Squirrel', sent me an Australian Defence Force Ratpack MRE (type C) to also try … [Read More]

Remarkable Rocks

Wishlist of the Week – Kangaroo Island

Growing up in the eastern states of Australia meant that most of my childhood holidays were taken as road-trips around NSW and QLD. It wasn't until I was over 18 that I found my way over to South Australia for the first time... Hmmm... now I'm sure … [Read More]

Counts Point Boots

Larapinta Trail – Part 1

I talk a lot about wishlists. My mental list of adventures that one day, I hope to tick off. But it’s more than just ticking a box and being all task oriented about life. It’s about being able to bring these places into my own story and experience … [Read More]

Galong Creek

Galong Creek – Megalong Valley

I heard a whisper about a place called Galong Creek back in 2008 and since then, I’ve always wanted to go. Finally, I got there recently and it was worth the wait! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bct7nNpJ8wI If you’re a regular visitor to the … [Read More]

Mt Guouogang Three Peaks

Kanangra Creek to Kanangra Creek (via 1000m up/down)

The three peaks (the lazy way) continues... The 3 day, "three peaks (the lazy way)", adventure continues in this video, which shows the lengths (and heights!) I go to, to try and visit all three of the Blue Mountains 3 peaks, in the easiest route … [Read More]

Clothes for Hiking

Clothes for Hiking

I have this thing for outdoor retailers. I know I'm not alone. Like your annoying Facebook friend (we all have one) who’s mesmerised by the colours of Candy Crush and keeps sending you invites, I too am drawn to the bright colours of outdoors shops … [Read More]

Delicious, quick, easy and around 110 calories each

Trailmix Scroggin Cookies

I've always got a handful or two of scroggin in my pack, along with muesli bars as snacks when I'm hiking. Then I came across this recipe from the lovely folk at Mediterranean Market in Queenstown, NZ for Scroggin Cookies (ie. Biscuits) and thought … [Read More]

Three Peaks Whalania Creek Campsite

The Three Peaks – The Lazy Way

The Three Peaks in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia has been spoken of in hushed and reverent terms by bushwalkers for many decades. There are many stories (tall and true) about the epic feats of physical fitness and mental toughness that is … [Read More]