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 … [Read More]
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 … [Read More ]
If there's one blog post that I've been putting off writing, it's this one. It probably sounds strange, but as someone who has had a lifelong battle with their weight, to start talking about fitness and weightloss in such a public space as this, … [Read More]
If you found your way to this humble wee blog, I'm gonna kick off by guessing that we share something in common.
It's something that I struggle to put words to sometimes, so it's not uncommon for me to throw my hands up in surrender and bundle … [Read More]
There's something wonderful about snuggling down into your sleeping bag at the end of an active day on the track.
But for ages I used to struggle with cold feet keeping me awake. I'm talking numb, aching ice-blocks attached to the end of my … [Read More]
Any mathematician, engineer or architect will tell you that numbers are beautiful.
There's something pure, absolute and precise about them. There's also something staggering about the infinite way they just … [Read More]
Easter in Australia can be celebrated in many ways. I mean, let's think about it, any time you get four days off in a row is something to celebrate. For me, one of the best ways I've celebrated Easter was this year, when I set out for Ettrema Gorge … [Read More]
Now even though I've proved myself a bit of a fan when it comes to having a good excuse to stop and catch my breath on the track, I'm even more of a fan of finding ways to deal with annoying little things that happen when hiking, namely... having … [Read More]
It goes without saying that if you want to enjoy your time walking or trekking to wild places, then getting into lightweight hiking gear is going to be one of your top priorities.
Now if the whole concept of lightweight walking or even 'ultra' … [Read More]
Hiking Gear Tip #4 - Piece of Closed Cell Foam Mat aka "Foamie"
A very wise person once told me that everything in your pack should have more than one use. Well, I reckon it would be hard to find something in my backpack that has more uses than … [Read More]
From the DRUANTH (Down-Right-Un-Australian-Not-To-Have) list comes yet another admission from yours truly. Although not strictly on my list as way back in my childhood, back when it was possible to drive from Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass (up until … [Read More]
[Guest Post : Mums on the Go]
When I attended last year's ProBlogger conference it was a whole new world for me. As with all things new, it's always nice to see a touchpoint - something of the familiar - in a completely foreign environment. I found … [Read More]