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Fitness for Hiking

by on 27th November 2014 in Adventure, Hiking | Add comment
I hear you pleading, "Please. Can we just leave fitness out of this one thing in my life? I worry about what I eat, what I drink, and how active I am every day... Do I really need to think about how fit I am to enjoy the outdoors?"  Read More...
 
Birdsville Track

The Birdsville Track – for lovers of the Outback – Part 1

by on 20th November 2014 in 4WD, Adventure | Add comment
The Birdsville Track is well travelled, being a supply route to the stations along the way and still fulfilling its original role as a major stock route, bringing animals from as far away as the Queensland Channel Country to markets in Adelaide.  Read More...
 
Overseas Travel

Travel Temptations – My Pre-Departure Shopping List

by on 13th November 2014 in Travel, Travel Tips | Add comment
What do I really need to take for a comfortable extended overseas trip knowing I will indulge in some luxuries but also camp, paddle, walk and ride?  Read More...
 
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Bush Astronomy – A Couple of Pointers on The Southern Cross

by on 6th November 2014 in Camping Tips, Family Getaways | Add comment
If you need to get your bearings from the Southern Cross, first let me ask: what are you doing outside, in the dark, without a compass?  Read More...
 
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Respect Tyre Pressures – use a Quality Air Compressor

by on 30th October 2014 in 4WD, Caravanning | 1 comment
Like a lot of people when we started camping, we went for cheaper budget items. Big lesson, you get what you pay for and quite often it won’t do the job properly, this applies to all camping and vehicle accessories. Find out what to look for in a quality Air Compressor.  Read More...
 
Stuart Highway Northern Territory

Linger Longer On The Stuart Highway – Part 2

by on 23rd October 2014 in 4WD, Adventure | 1 comment
As you continue north, the humidity increases and you are presented with waterfalls, hot springs, swimming holes and crocodiles, culminating in Darwin, Australia's only tropical capital city.  Read More...
 
The Ultimate Camping Tip Compilation

The Ultimate Camping and Caravanning Tip Compilation

Print it out, fold it up and keep it in your glovebox, here is the ultimate list if camping and caravanning tips.  Read More...
 
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4WD Self Sufficiency Part 3 – Communications

by on 9th October 2014 in 4WD, Adventure | Add comment
Communication equipment is essential for self-sufficiency so you can call for help in case of an emergency. There are a few options available for the 4WDer, ranging from short to long distance, and cheap to quite expensive.  Read More...
 
Stuart Highway South Australia

Linger Longer On The Stuart Highway – Part 1

by on 1st October 2014 in 4WD, Adventure | Add comment
The Stuart Highway starts at Port Augusta and takes a pretty direct northerly route to Darwin, all up nearly 3000km that can be easily covered in less than a week. However, to do this would be to miss out on some of our most stunning landscapes and very intriguing towns.  Read More...
 
Jaffle Iron

Lets talk about the Jaffle Iron

by on 29th September 2014 in Camp Kitchen | 2 comments
Whilst packing for a recent outback trip the the shiny, unused appearance of my Jaffle Iron made me take notice, and consider if I should take it on another trip, only to bring it back unused - again. Thankfully I took it with me.  Read More...
 
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