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]
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 ]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]