Hiking

Freycinet.

Having taken time off work to take my yearly trip down the Overland Track, we arrived at Cradle Mountain in perfect sunny conditions. Only, the weather gods had forecast the biggest snow event of the season for the following day…. Read More ›

Trip Planning.

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 ›

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 ›