Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Hiking – Video Part 2

... and just because I left you all hanging last time... Here's part 2 of my Kangaroo Island adventure! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLwtuWQyy1s … [Read More]

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Walking Kangaroo Island – The Video!

I recently posted about my fun trip hiking on South Australia's Kangaroo Island, but it's taken a while for me to get around to editing the video! Well, wait no more... here is part 1 of my walking … [Read More ]

Rab Womens Jacket

Rab Women’s Neo Rain Jacket Review

When I got approached by Cotswold Outdoor last year to do a gear review for them I was a bit curious, because as an Aussie, I was wondering why they'd want me to take a look at a product from the UK. https://youtu.be/-JFu6zcQm0Y Well, as … [Read More]

Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail – Part 3

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 hidden waterholes like jewelled treasures dotted … [Read More]

Blue Mountains Photography

Shooting Landscape Photographs

... 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 style of our club's trips, there's never usually … [Read More]

Macpac Sololight Tent

Macpac Sololight Tent Gear Review

I can vividly remember the first meeting I had with the boss of Macpac as I signed on to become one of their brand ambassadors. As I casually dropped into the conversation that, 'not all of my gear is Macpac', he quickly responded with, "Why … [Read More]

Hiking Stove Windshield

How to make a hiking stove windshield

Having perfectly still wind conditions for cooking in the outdoors is a great way of saving fuel and getting your food quicker. The chances of that happening are pretty low, especially if camping in rock overhangs or on ridges. The simple solution is … [Read More]

Hiking food

Hiking Food : Hot Banana Chocolate Surprise

I've been working on perfecting a simple sweet hiking food recipe for the past year or so and last weekend, I reckon I cracked it! If you are able to ignore all that interweb spammy crap about how you should never eat bananas and have managed to … [Read More]

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 adjust a backpack to help with hills. It's … [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 your head around the fact that it will take you … [Read More]

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How to deal with periods when hiking

One of the tricky issues I had when I first started hiking, was figuring out exactly what to do with, well, the "Issue".  Or as the horn-rimmed glassed ladies in the 1950s school education videos would pronounce, “men-stroo-ay-shun”. I really wanted … [Read More]

CARE Australia Walk in her shoes

Join My Team and Walk in Her Shoes

It's no secret that I love to walk. Whether it be to the office in the morning, to the pub across the road or over a mountain on a weekend, however I do it by choice. http://youtu.be/lYilZViqcpw All over the world, there are women and young … [Read More]