What do you carry in your first aid kit? In this post we examine our kit and discuss what we take on a multi day trip. The kit is small and we have used it successfully several times over the years. Have you ever had a bad accident or had to use your kit for a serious injury? What is the worst injury you have treated on the track? What do you think of our first aid kit? Too little, too much? We would love your ideas and feedback.
The temptation is always there. Will I take it, won’t I take it? That special piece of gear or treat the voice in your head tells you to stash in your pack. It doesn’t weigh much or take up any space are the words you hear resonating around your head as you pick up pieces of gear you really know are unnecessary. In this post we list 5 items we often take hiking that could be left at home. What are your luxury items? Can you live without them?
If you have never been hiking or camping, some of the basic skills that many of us more experienced people take for granted, can be a bit complicated or mystifying. In this “how to” video we take you through inflating a sleeping mat step by step.
Tweet In our family we own at least six LED headlights. They are a terrific invention, lightweight, kind on batteries and relatively inexpensive. All in all, winners and a huge improvement on a hand held torch for bushwalking. Many of you will have one for hiking or around camp at night. Via our internet travels […]
Tweet What gear, food and equipment would you take for two weeks wilderness hiking? If you are planning a long backpacking trip (into really wild country) what gear would you need? Matthias Siegel, over at Matt Down Under, has put together a terrific gear list for his trip to the South West Cape area of […]
Tweet We love reading about historical characters who bushwalked in the “good old days”. Their gear is fascinating, their clothes look so different to what we wear today, equipment such as tents and backpacks look heavy and not too waterproof. They were tough trail blazers who could improvise and live off the land. When we […]
Tweet While it may well be into the New Year, another jewel in our Christmas stocking was the Sea to Summit’s Ultra-Sil™ Day Pack. It is a very impressive new product from Sea to Summit tracked down by Clare, our Outdoor Education qualified daughter. Why did she like it? Some specs that may appeal: Volume […]
Tweet Wow, Frank was lucky enough to receive a great new ultralight lantern for Christmas. It is a Black Diamond Orbit Lantern We saw this light in use at Waterfall Valley Hut on the Overland Track in September and were very impressed. We usually just take headlights and a couple of tea candles but this […]