Storm Season – Are you ready for it?

We are blessed to have this climate and the opportunity it brings to those with adventurous hearts and the need to explore and discover. For some of us in certain parts of Australia, summer can be a bit more than just a soar in temperatures.   With all the good that summer brings to our lives, there’s a price you have to pay and mother nature makes sure you know about it, loudly and clearly. First up you have the constant heat that …

The Top 5 Walks & Treks Across Australia

The best thing about living in Australia is that we are spoilt for choice when it comes to some of the most amazing treks in the world.  Lots of hyperbole there, but I’m sure you all know what I mean.  We have the weather, we have the landscapes, it’s just a case of knowing where to go and having the motivation to get off the couch and get out there.  Out in the wild. And speaking of motivation, how about …

Introducing the new Black Diamond Headlamps

Like a good wine, Black Diamond Headlamps just get better and better.  Adventure Survival Gear now stocks three models of the new 2016 headlamp range and the differences between old and new are attracting a lot of attention.  Firstly we have the ever durable Spot.  This robust headlamp now boasts a strength of 200 lumens, unlike the former model which offered 90 lumens.  The three bulbs consist of one TriplePower LED, one SinglePower white LED and a SinglePower red LED.  …

Want a winter adventure? Preparation is key.

There’s no escaping it, winter is well and truly here.  After our long hot and humid summer, we never thought it was actually going to happen, but it has arrived in full force. Unlike Westeros where winter has been coming for what seems like ages, temperatures in Australia have plummeted just as dramatically.  With more cold snaps on their way it’s important to be prepared before venturing out into the wilderness.  From spending time with family, organising a large group, …

Wilderness Myths Exposed

Wilderness Myths Exposed

Survival – Just saying that word out loud conjures up a variety of emotions in different people. For most people who may be habitual viewers survival shows on television, or live in a world remote from any form of survival experience, their reaction will probably be one of indifference. However, for others, it can be met with a fearful reaction such as a cold chill going down their spine, a drying of the mouth, or a sensation of reliving a …

The Importance of Having the Right Camping Equipment

Camping Made Even Better with the Right Camping Equipment For many of us, there is nothing better than getting away from city life for a weekend with nature. Waking up on a Friday morning in a bustling city such as Sydney and knowing that for the next two days you’re going to be free, surrounded by the peace and quiet of the countryside, is an exciting prospect. However, for the less experienced campers, or even for those who believe they …

Wilderness Cheap Survival Gear under $120

Wilderness Cheap Survival Gear under $120 Essential Outdoor Survival Gears that Suit Your Budget Going on an adventure and getting intimate with Mother Nature is something that most Australians enjoy. The sun, sea and the bushes are all within striking distance of Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. All of these are inviting options after a long week at work. But any day out in the open is also an opportunity for things to go a bit pear-shaped. Injuries do and can …

21 Most Preferred Australian Outdoor and Adventure Blogs

At times, it’s quite difficult to pick out blogs that will make up the entries for a blog rank listing. This is because there are several of them in Australia serving their roles very well. The difficulty arises from the determination of the criteria and how the evaluation of the ranking will be made. Obviously, some objective, as well as subjective criteria, has to be utilised.   Website Effectiveness Since blogs are web presentations that aim for readership, their effectiveness …

Wilderness Survival with Snake Bite First Aid and Treatment

Every part of the world has its fair share of snakes and you never know when you’re going to come across one with a deadly bite. Knowing snake bite first aid could be a life saver. Snakes don’t lay in wait for someone to come along so they can attack them. Their venom is best used on prey that they can render lifeless so they are easily consumed. However, they will protect themselves, and humans no doubt makes them feel …

Cheap Getaways – Make the most of nature

Don’t have the money for a ski trip to Whistler? Can’t get enough time off work for that ultimate summer in Europe? Does the thought of going to Bali make you cringe? If funds are tight but you are desperate to escape the rat race, the answer could very well be at your doorstep. Sometimes the answer to where to go for the ultimate getaway can be easier than you think. More and more urbanites are escaping to the country …

360 Degrees Emergency Blanket – the ultimate essential item?

When asked “What is the one essential item you need to take with you when hiking?” – what would be your answer? Some would say a GPS device, some would say lots of water, a map or perhaps even a mirror to use as a signalling device if they ever found themselves lost. All of these, of course, would be perfect, but when you are restricted with weight and you need to prepare for the worst, the answer would be …

Why Having the Right Gloves for an Outdoor Activity is Important

We all know just how important it is to have the right gear for a particular outdoor activity. Being prepared is essential when taking on the wilderness, and all of the risks that it holds. But while so much attention is placed on clothing like boots, jackets, and hats, your choice of gloves is just as important. Proper waterproof adventure gloves from a trusted brand are the only way to go. Experienced adventure sports enthusiasts will recommend you never bring …