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]
... 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 ]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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!
If you’re a regular visitor to the … [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]