Gear, tent, sleeping kit for a long 4wd trip in the Australian desert

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Tweet This article is the second in a series by Georgie as she and her husband four wheel drive  to Cape York and through central  Australia.  This piece focuses on  choosing recovery and emergency gear, tents, sleeping kit and vehicle selection. You can read the first article here –  The Big Trip – 4wd adventuring to the […]

Overland Track planning, camping, itinerary

Heading towards the end

Tweet One of our readers, Bruce, shot us a couple of emails about walking the Overland Track in Tasmania.  He is based in the USA and plans on travelling to Australia and doing some exploring. One of the walks he has  planned is the Overland Track in the World Heritage Cradle Mountain – Lake St […]

Vegetarian hiking recipes

Tweet We love it when readers  share information and new ideas. Sonja contacted us recently about Food to Go and asked how many vegetarian recipes there were in the eBook. She is heads off on many multiday trips in Australia and was looking for some new  ideas. There is a vegetarian backpacking food section in […]

It was a fantastic trip until ……

busy camp

You know the story. Up at 4am to get to the start of the track. You have raced around for three days getting food organised, gear checked and packed , pets and kids palmed off to family or friends, just so you can escape for a couple of nights of solitude and reconnection with wilderness.

The traffic is great at that time of the day and you arrive in good time. Your packs are heavy but you know it is worth it to get to your special place, your secret camping spot.

As you arrive near camp, strolling over the last hill you look down to a scene like this:

Camping Blender – Useless gear #1

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There is a lot of doom and gloom in the world at the moment. We reckon we’ll be 90 yo before we can retire unless the share market, and our superannuation funds, recover significantly.

But, who cares when we have the opportunity to find useless bits of gear that make us smile and think, why haven’t we got one of these?
We introduce the GSI Outdoor Vortex Blender! In all seriousness why would you want one of these?

We go camping and take a huge trailer full of stuff but we have never thought of a blender. (Maybe next time….)

Light weight camping? I think not – Our Hiking Blog goes camping

Tweet Lightweight hiking is a goal for all, but when it comes to a summer camping trip all rational thought goes out the window. We head off early tomorrow on our annual camping holiday to Blanket Bay, in the Otway National Park. Blanket Bay is a small National Park camping ground near Cape Otway Lighthouse […]

8 tips to make a good hiking trip, great

Tweet How can you make a multi day hiking trip great? What’s the best preparation before you leave on your next bushwalking trip? What are eight key ideas that will elevate your trip to “one of the best”? Reducing risk on your next trek, some ideas. We have put together our “Top 8″ list of […]