Roadtest: Pat's Backcountry Beverages
How many times have you finished a tough day's hiking (or bushwalking!), pitched your tent, put the billy on and thought... 'Geez, I wish I had a cold beer.'? … [Read More]
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll now that I spend a lot of time hiking in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney and occasionally treat myself and jump further afield to discover other … [Read More ]
In part one of my Larapinta Trail journey, I caught my first glimpse of Mt Sonder, took in breathtaking views from Counts Point and submerged myself in the icy waters of Ormiston Gorge. Each of us were finding our own pace within the group and … [Read More]
Living here in Australia, a country that is ironically surrounded by water, with a bloody great desert in the middle and frequently parched by drought, I now take it for granted that I need to carry a good amount of drinking water on hikes … [Read More]
The three peaks (the lazy way) continues... the final slog
As we crept into our tightly sealed sleeping bags (just in case snakey realised he left something behind), inches from the babbling brook of Kanangra Creek, we all tried to sleep with the … [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]