Overlanding – What is Overlanding?

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By Ferenc Elekes Overlanding is booming in popularity, largely because people yearn for knowledge and adventure. Perhaps more folks are wanting to get away from the city madness! Whatever the reason, overlanding gives you an opportunity to explore the world and learn from it. But what is overlanding? We are enthusiasts of overlanding, and we want to share the humble knowledge we have built up on this matter. It is our hope by so doing we can help you explore the world and learn from it. What is overlanding and where is it coming from? In this article we highlight …

Top 5 camping destinations in Europe

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By Colton Davis There is no better feeling than being at one with nature while on holiday. Camping is always an adventure, where families and couples can make amazing memories together as they sleep under the stars. If you’d like to take a camping trip this year, why not check out these amazing camping destinations in Europe before you decide where to go? 1. Provence, France Located in Southern France, this camping destination is swathed in the sunshine. With many tents and caravan campsites to choose from in the area, there is an accommodation option to suit everyone’s needs. Ben …

Surviving Storm Season

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By Sean Murphy And here we are again, smack bang in the middle of storm season. There are parts of Australia that are more effected by extreme weather than others, but regardless of where you are, being prepared is essential. Knowing what and what not to do during a violent storm can be a matter of life and death. Storms are created on a hot summer day when the surface of the Earth is heated by the sun, causing the air just above the surface to also heat up. The warm air rising and the cold air sinking is what …

Mozzie Time!

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By Sean Murphy. Zzzzzzz….zzzzzzzz.  The sound we all dread in summer.  As the temperature rises and we embrace the outdoors after winter, the presence of insects, namely mosquitos, become a necessary evil.  There’s no real way of escaping them, but we can protect ourselves from being riddled with mosquito bites and the incessant itch they inflict.  There are roughly over 3,500 known varities of the mosquito species around the world and have been in existence for at least 226 million years.  These blood-sucking pests are found in every continent in the world except for Antarctica.  Mankind and the mosquito have …

5 Of The Best Long-Distance Trail Walks In The World

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By Sean Murphy Living in a world with such diverse landscapes and terrains offers trail walkers and hikers countless options where to plan their next adventure.  From trail walks that last a few hours to ones that can take months to complete.  And temperatures that range from freezing to scorching hot.  Valleys, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers.  Nature really knows how to spoil those with a love of the outdoors and those who want to push themselves to the next level. If you have a few months, or even a year spare, listed below are five of the best long …

3 Reasons Why You Need To Bring Along A GPS Before Your Next Hike

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By John Lewis INTRODUCTION When you go for a hike, there are usually two ways of defining your hiking success. First, would be the fact that you are able to move from point A to point B in the quickest manner. Second, is that you have enjoyed your hiking experience a lot! A handheld GPS receiver would be able to help you reach both goals. Of course, do not forget other tools for self-defence and your physical safety as well. If you are skilled at operating your GPS, you would be able to effectively pinpoint the shortest route to your destination …

The Art Of Putting Out A Campfire

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By Sean Murphy It’s literally the centre-piece of every campsite, a source of warmth and a means to cook. It’s the thing we do hurriedly in the hour just before sunset, the desperate hunt for twigs and dry bits of wood. Some would bring their own kindle, or have a trust-worthy fire starter kit amongst their gear. We’d build a fort-like wall of rocks along it’s parameter to prevent the fire from growing.  It also lets us know where the ground ends and the fire starts. The beloved camp fire. Once a day of hiking ends and the tents are …

Extreme Heat and the Human Body

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By Sean Murphy Here in Australia we have survived another summer, and thankfully, winter is here. Early February saw a heat wave hit the central and eastern parts of the country making living conditions unbearable for the vulnerable. Our friends in the northern hemisphere know what it’s like as well to experience the effects of extreme heat, “Lucifer” or “Jolanda” was a heat wave that struck southern Europe 2017. France, Italy and Spain were just a few of the countries that endured excessively hot weather. Following on from previous blogs Extreme Cold and the Human Body and The Effects of …

7 Things You Need To Do Before Jet Setting Abroad On Holiday

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By Lauren Summers Going on holiday is a rewarding, exciting and unforgettable experience regardless of where you’re going – but it’s important that you’re sufficiently prepared before you go anywhere. Here are seven things you need to do before jet setting abroad on holiday. Exchange your cash One of the most important things to do before flying away on holiday is exchanging your cash. Doing it before you go is indisputably the best option, saving you money and helping you budget much more effectively. Be sure to shop around for the best possible deal – exchange rates fluctuate dramatically and …

8 Reasons Why Travelling Is Good For Your Health

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By Peter Fryer www.steroidsmag.com While there is no doubt that exercise and good food habits are the bed rocks for good health, we also should not underestimate the importance of relieving stress and being happy. In today’s world stress is a big killer and it causes damage silently without our knowing it. Hence you must find some ways to overcome this problem and travelling is often considered to be a great stress buster. Hence we will spend some time finding out the various ways and means by which we could help to keep our body healthy just by getting out …

The Effects of Dehydration on the Human Body

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By Sean Murphy We live in one of the hottest continents on the planet yet we love adventuring. Australians can’t help themselves but go trekking and camping during extreme heat and the toll it can take on the human body if we don’t hydrate ourselves appropriately can be devastating, sometimes leading to hospitalisation or even death. It’s a no brainer that when we exercise whether it’s in the gym out the outdoors, we need to keep our hydration levels up. We lose precious water when we sweat so that fluid needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Dehydration is …

Five Reasons That Make Hiking A Great Mind Therapy

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by Lee Flynn The idea of walking in nature for recreation started in the 18th century greatly thanks to the Romantic movement taking place at the time. During the 19th century, more and more people went on long walks, and when industrialization hit, people began escaping the polluted cities for hikes in the countryside. All across the world, hiking has become a popular outdoor activity. People are discovering and acknowledging how good the time spent walking in nature makes them feel, both physically and mentally. Besides strengthening the physique and leaving hikers with amazing memories, hiking gives tremendous relief to …