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 … [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 … [Read More ]
Grab a cuppa guys, this one's a bit of an essay...
It's pretty rare that there's a feature film, documentary or otherwise, that aims to get to the true heart of the wild places that many of us love. Therefore, it was with a certain sense of … [Read More]
Just about everyone I know seems to struggle with creative ideas of what to eat for lunch on a hike, especially for multi-day hikes. After many years of experiments, I've now settled with my 'go-to' of dehydrated dips on … [Read More]
Hiking Gear Tip# 5 - Lightweight Stowable Day Pack
It's been a massive Easter/Anzac Day hiking period for me.
Over the last 10 days, I've spent 7 in the great Aussie bush, firstly in Morton National Park and then Kanangra-Boyd … [Read More]
There's nothing quite like that feeling you get from stepping off the pavement, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and venturing out into the wilderness. The fact is, we all lead busy lives so for many of us, going out for a short … [Read More]
I know I've been teasing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that some big changes were coming to this hiking blog, so I'm stoked to finally be able to show you all!
When I started the blog two years ago, it was all a bit of an experiment, a bit of … [Read More]
I love a good story. And the story of The Lindeman Pass in the Blue Mountains is a cracker.
Today I was reminded of this quote by Thomas Edison, which I found inside my daily Happy Pills.
So, Edison was obviously passionate, focussed, … [Read More]
It's been a few years since I've used hiking poles, but lately I've had a dodgy knee and have thought that they might be helpful once more. Actually, after a rather spectacular face plant whilst trail running a month ago, I've now got two of them. … [Read More]
Following on from last week's post on Easy Hiking food for Overnight Trips, I was sent some product by the nice folk down in Tassie from Strive Food.
I was interested to read that this small, Aussie business has grown from Todd and Melanie's … [Read More]
I'm still staggered by the number of people who say that planning and organising food is the issue that stops them from doing overnight hikes.
There's really no reason these days for using that excuse and my suspicion is that if you're still using … [Read More]