Five day hiking menu – great dinner recipes

Hiking Menu five 5 days

Tweet We received a terrific email from Meredith sharing her dinner recipes for the Overland Track hike. The menu can be used for any outdoors trip where you need food that will last a few days without refrigeration, is lightweight, easy to pack and won’t spoil. What we love about it is that it is really simple. […]

A Novice Tramper in New Zealand – how to get on the trail safely!

Tricky Creek Crossing New Zealand

Tweet For a complete beginner, going from a casual day hike to a well-planned multiday tramp, as they are called in New Zealand, can be a daunting task. In this article, we will help you make the jump with advice on the essential backpacking gear that you will need to acquire in order to be […]

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 […]

Back in Cambodia

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Tweet Sorry we have been a bit quiet recently but it was the busy run up to our holiday time and then travelling to Cambodia. Yes, this article comes to you from Siem Reap, Cambodia. A few of you regulars will recall we visited Cambodia this time last year, travelling around a lot of the […]

Walking Poles – free guide on how to use them

Tashi, the young Sherpa boy handing me my Helinox walking poles

Tweet If you are looking for some great (free)  information about walking poles or just to read what a local champion  has to say about them, let us introduce Mox. Norman (“Mox”) Moxey is a mechanical design engineer and bushwalker who is involved in the design and development of outdoor adventure equipment. “Mox” is associated […]

Hiking poles – how to fit, measure and use them (properly)

Walking poles in NZ

Tweet This article  follows up last week’s  How to chose the best walking poles for the job .  We have learnt how to buy the best poles , now it is time to learn how to fit, measure and use them. Over to Georgie: Hopefully, reading the good news that walking poles are good for your knees […]

How to choose the best walking poles for the job

using walking poles over a log

Walking poles definitely make walking easier. Any age walker should think poles are great, if only because they will save your knees. In this article, Georgie Bull discusses walking poles and how to choose the right pole for the job you have in mind. With such a broad range of hiking poles on the market, how to select the best type and what to look for is really useful information.

How to choose the right hiking boots – Lessons learned

Make sure you select the correct boots

Choosing the right boots for hiking is a challenge faced by most outdoor people.In this article, Georgie highlights some hard earned lessons on her quest to find the best hiking boot. Buy boots for ALL the things I want them to do, not just because of any one feature, such as colour. Pay full price, so I have control over what happens next if the boots need to be returned.