We all know the dangers of hiking and backpacking in wilderness areas and so take due care, but should we necessarily label as irresponsible all the inexperienced people who venture out there less prepared than us? In this article we discuss who is responsible for hiker safety.
Tweet Our Hiking Blog friend, Matthias, has an interesting tale of a young German walker who came across him recently on a walk from Lake St Clair, Pine Valley, Never Never, Walls of Jerusalem, Lake Ball to Dixon’s Kingdom. Matthias was alone at the camp near Dixon’s hut, but just as the weather set in […]
Tweet Ah, such a cliché, New Year’s resolutions, here one day gone the next……… BUT, without a goal or plan where are we? Probably meandering aimlessly from one year to the next, thinking about organising an adventure somewhere, or dare I say, looking back with regret on all those lost opportunities from our Nursing Home bed. […]
Tweet One of the common concerns many bushwalkers and hikers have in the heat of Australian summer is the risk of a snake bite. In reality this risk is incredibly small. Most people who get bitten by a snake have broken some simple rules. John, a great mate of ours, has shared the following tips […]
Tweet One of the challenges of organising a multi day hiking or bushwalking trip is sharing information between members of the party. Sometimes we walk with people from other States or even Countries, so clear and easy communication is important. For example, Who is taking the stove? Who has a good set of pots? Who […]
Enjoy it while you can. You won’t be doing that much longer. Your life changes after you have kids. Do you remember hearing those lines from family or friends or actually saying them? We heard them constantly about how we wouldn’t be able to camp, hike, backpack or road trip anymore once our little munchkin came along. I have to say with a smile, we proved them all wrong!
Our son is 17 months old. He went hiking when he was 6 weeks old, went on a 3 week road trip to the Pacific Northwest at 5 months old, camped at the Grand Canyon at 9 months old and has been to 7 National Parks.
He is the Adventure Baby!
Bushwalking in Tasmania can be a wet experience. In this post we share a short video of some of the track conditions you can encounter after a lot of rain. Wet feet are part of any backpacking journey and this video was shot near Cradle Mountain and Lake Rodway. We hope it demonstrates how wet the tracks can be after a good lot of rain. Enjoy !
A little while back we discussed the various luxury items people love to take on a trip.A book was one of the most common “must have” items. In this post we invite you to share your ideas for great books to take hiking, bushwalking or on a multi day trip anywhere!
What is ythe best book you have taken bushwalking? How do you choose a book to take on your next outdoor adventure? We invite you to share your book ideas with our other readers. It might be the best novel you have read on the track, a book you want to read but have never taken the time or a story about the weirdest / nicest place you have relaxed with a great book!
We also suggest a couple of great reads for your next trip.