How To

If you love your hiking and camping, there are so many skills and things you will need to learn to not only be safe but to enjoy yourself in the outdoors. Hiking and camping is such a fun activity but approach it in the wrong way, and who knows what may happen. This section of the website will go through everything from what to pack for a day and overnight hike, to how to conquer hills and what the Australian Grading System refers to.

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What To Pack For An Overnight Hike

So, you've done plenty of day hikes. You've done a few car camping trips. Now, it's time to move on to something a little more challenging. An overnight hike. Believe me when I say that this...
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How To Pick The Right Outdoor Gear For You

A common question I get asked on a hike is: I'm going hiking here next month for <insert number> days and I need a new backpack, what would you recommend? I absolutely love chatting about...

How To Handle Hikers Who Might Be Lagging Behind

                  There is no first prize for getting to the top of the hill or for being the first one back to the trailhead when you are out hiking. I'm sure there are plenty of hikers...
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The Best Way To Go Camping and Hiking With Kids

If you have them, camping and hiking with kids is an experience I think every parent should have at least once in their lifetime. As a father of two daughters, I've taken them camping and...

How To Easily Conquer Getting Up Those Hills

If you hike regularly, you will have no doubt come across at least one decent hill in your time out on the trail. Some hikers love them, while others absolutely hate them. Especially the hills...
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How The Track Grading System Works

If you're into hiking as much as I am, you'll know that each trail has a track grading in accordance with the Australian Walking Track Grading System. What this does is give the hiker an...

Cleaning Your Dish Without a Scrub Brush

If there's one thing I am constantly seeking in any of my hiking and camping gear, it's versatility. One thing I always pack on a multi-day hike are wraps, and they are always full of...