The start of the overnighter trip to the main range. All smiles at the base of  with a 550m ascent ahead of us, maybe not so many ikea at the top.

How to adjust a backpack for hills

Gravity is a bitch... just ask a rock climber. But in the same way that good climbers learn to compensate or lessen the effects of Newton's fabulous law, so too can hikers and backpackers learn to … [Read More]

Kangaroo Island

3 days on Kangaroo Island

Let's kick things off by repeating the often heard comment about Kangaroo Island, just off the coast of South Australia, from those who've been there. "It's actually really big." So once you get … [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]

BWRS - Training with Police Rescue and other squads

Tips for Hiking Safely

How not to be another missing bushwalker! Here in Australia, we've jumped head-first into Spring time which means that not only are the wildflowers coming out in abundance in our National Parks, but so too are hikers, that's bushwalkers to us … [Read More]

nancy-trail-crest

How to Hike Mount Whitney and Not Die

As some of you know, I love the concept of the tiny house movement. It was through this interest that I met Christina Nellemann of the Tiny Yellow Teardrop Blog. She is also a keen hiker and I was delighted to hear how Lotsafreshair helped get her … [Read More]

Yellowbrick

Yellowbrick Satellite Tracking Device Road Test

This is a sponsored Post. What does that mean? Essentially, select organisations can buy my time to test and share my opinion... but they can't buy my opinion! It's inevitable, when looking at safety devices for outdoor adventures to compare the … [Read More]

Sept 2014 - Jumping for joy on the Larapinta Track. West McDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia.

Hiking for Fitness and Weightloss

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]

How Wilderness makes me feel (Mt Feathertop, Victorian High Country, Australia).

How does wilderness make you feel?

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]