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 … [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 … [Read More ]
Yep, it's true... not everyone is a fan of skiing or even sees the attraction of it. Sure, I don't mind the odd swish down an intermediate trail, but if I had a choice, I'd probably choose cross-country... or staying inside in front of a log fire… … [Read More]
As one of my 'go-to-gang' for my physical health, Sharon Livingstone is my awesome massage therapist. It was whilst she was kneading out the knots and meaty bites from my body, that she began telling me about her own passion for walking and how she … [Read More]
3 CapHat's to Giveaway!
You know those little Aussie inventions that just seem down-right smart? We’re famous for them… The Victa Lawnmower, The Hills Hoist, the Cochlear implant and of course, the Goon Sack.
Well, maybe not a life-changer … [Read More]
Check out Part 1 to get the full story first...
Day 3 - Crystal Falls to Seventeen Mile Falls
Those same beautiful cascades that we relaxed in yesterday, were our first task to cross the next day with compulsory … [Read More]
As hikers or bushwalkers, we're constantly putting our bodies, and our feet in particular, through terrain that the average city dweller can only imagine. With consistently uneven surfaces, steep ascents and descents, pack carrying and in all weather … [Read More]
For a country the size of Australia, with it’s vast network of National Parks, you’d think that there would be countless opportunities for hikers looking for 4-7 day adventures out on the track.
Compared to our Kiwi tramping buddies across the … [Read More]
One of the most common questions I get asked about going hiking, is what do I eat?
As a result, I'm always on the lookout for new and nutritious food ideas that not only taste great, but are lightweight too.
When I heard about a product called … [Read More]
One of the first hiking blogs to come out of Australia and stand the test of time, is Neil Fahey's Bushwalking Blog. He's a bit of a pioneer in the area and his efforts have been an inspiration to many - not just to get outdoors and go walking - but … [Read More]
If you're like me, and didn't grow up in a family of skiers, the thought of hitting a resort town in winter probably leaves you colder than a top station in a blizzard... if you even know what that means.
It's the thought of all those wind blown … [Read More]
One of the annoying little things about being a woman who loves the outdoors, is deciding how to manage your period out in the wilderness.
I say little things because in the scheme of things, once you're out there, breathing clean air, hauling … [Read More]