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  • Waterproof Ratings.

    So your heading to your local outdoor store to do some shopping before an up coming trip. You look at waterproof jackets and notice they all have ratings to determine how resistant they are to the weather.Lets have a look… Read More ›

  • Layering.

    The general principle of layering is to maintain a comfortable body temperature, that is one where you are not cold and not too hot either. Its the “Goldilocks” zone. So how do you accomplish this? The answer is layers. The… Read More ›

  • Osprey Aether 70

    I purchased this pack after using the Osprey Levity 60 pack and being impressed with the comfort. I wanted a pack that would handle heavier loads for winter trips and still be comfortable. I am quite impressed with this pack,… Read More ›

  • Not Ultralight – UltraRight.

    What defines ultralight hiking? A 4.5kg base weight you follow most theories. Now a base weight is all your gear except for consumable items such as food, fuel and water (your food bag, fuel bottle and drink bottle count though)…. Read More ›

  • Walls Of Jerusalem Nov 2020

    Around six in the morning I left Hobart and began the long drive up the midlands highway towards Launceston, across to Deloraine, through Mole Creek and into the Walls of Jerusalem carpark. With a few stops for coffee and a… Read More ›

  • Overland Track September 2020

    Barn Bluff from Waterfall Valley Hut.Image: Mark KittoDay one – 20 September 2020 RONNY CREEK TO WATERFALL VALLEYReece and I met at the Cradle Mountain Visitor centre about 8am in less than ideal conditions. Low cloud and rain thwarted any… Read More ›

  • Furno 360 Stove.

    This is quite a popular little stove as it often comes on sale with the stove and a pot set for around the $60 mark. This bargain price doesn’t mean that you are compromising much though as its a pretty… Read More ›

  • Osprey Levity 60

    I purchased this pack to carry the new lightweight gear I had bought over the preceding months and I was not disappointed with how it performed. I set off for 10 days along the overland track with a pack full… Read More ›

  • Sea to Summit Ember III Quilt

    In the quest to lower the weight of my pack I decided to look into quilts. I normally leave my sleeping bag unzipped, even through Winter. So it made sense to me to give it a go. I ordered the… Read More ›

  • Collins Bonnet.

    With virus restrictions easing I decided it was time for a walk, after some deliberation and calculations to see what was within a 30km drive of home I decided to revisit Collins Bonnet in Wellington Park. This time I would… Read More ›