You have found yourself with four days free from work, social obligations and you decide its time for a trip. Its time to get to the planning stage, where the idea of a trip meets the reality of it happening… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Thermarest Neo Air X-Lite
I have been using the Thermarest Neo Air Xlite for lightweight trips in all seasons except winter. This Mat has an R value of 4.2 which means that it technically fits into the category of winter use, however I find… Read More ›
Keeping Clean, Call It Hygiene.
You have arrived at your hut or campsite and the days walking is done. You are sweaty, you can feel the dried sweat around your neck and head, your pits feel and smell like a swamp and that wicking underwear… Read More ›
Overland Track Gear List
Overland Track packing and gear list for spring conditions.