Couple Hiking? – gear ideas for starting off on the right foot together

Tweet Michelle Waitzman is the author of Sex in a Tent: A Wild Couple’s Guide to Getting Naughty in Nature. It’s a fun and sexy, but also practical guide for couples who like to explore the wilderness together. She also has an outdoors blog called Love in a Tent, which she writes from her home […]

Hiking Gear – the basics

Tweet What is the best hiking gear for a beginner? How do I get started hiking or bushwalking? Is there a cheap or inexpensive way to start hiking? Clare, our eldest daughter, has an Outdoor Education degree from La Trobe University Bendigo. She is an experienced bushwalker and has skills in climbing and kayaking. Her […]

Starting off hiking? – John Chapman’s advice for beginners

Tweet Do I rush out and buy all the hiking gear I need? Flog the credit card buying something I don’t know enough about? John Chapman has a different view: join a Bushwalking or Hiking Club. John Chapman, Australian hiking guru and leading author has kindly agreed to be the second guest poster in response […]

Gas bottles or fuel for Tasmanian hikes? One option

Tweet Ok, picture the scenario. Sue needs gas bottles for her Overland Track hike. We know that fuel or gas cylinders cannot be taken into Tasmania by plane or on the Spirit of Tasmania. You must purchase your hiking fuel supplies in Tasmania. Gas bottles (we use a Pocket Rocket) are usually available at the […]