The Top 5 Walks & Treks Across Australia

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by Sean Murphy 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 this; a list of the top five adventure trail walks our nation has to offer.  Of course there are …

Introducing the new Black Diamond Headlamps

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by Sean Murphy 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.  The PowerTap technology allows for easier transitioning between full and dimmed power, a major difference between the …

Want a winter adventure? Preparation is key.

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by Sean Murphy 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, or spending time with that special someone, there’s nothing better than being one with nature and savouring those …

Wilderness Myths Exposed

Wilderness Myths Exposed

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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 nightmare be sure to take note of the recommended survival gear for first aid and protection.

The Importance of Having the Right Camping Equipment

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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 have learned everything about the great outdoors, you may not always pack the right camping equipment to take with you.

Wilderness Cheap Survival Gear under $120

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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 happen anytime. And without the proper adventure survival kit, your day off can turn into an experience you’d rather quickly …

21 Most Preferred Australian Outdoor and Adventure Blogs

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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 as a website will provide much of the weight in their selection. Different people have different concepts of “best”. And …

Wilderness Survival with Snake Bite First Aid and Treatment

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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 threatened so will strike out in self-defense. While the biggest concern with a snake bite is whether it’s a venomous …

Cheap Getaways – Make the most of nature

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by Sean Murphy 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 for weekend getaways for numerous reasons. For one, it’s cheap, and secondly there’s not that much you …

360 Degrees Emergency Blanket – the ultimate essential item?

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by Sean Murphy 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 something light weight and something that could save your life. The 360 Degrees Emergency blanket is the …

Why Having the Right Gloves for an Outdoor Activity is Important

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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 just one pair because gloves are going to get wet and will suffer damage. Choosing the right apparel is one …

Importance of Using Correct Gear During Hiking

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Apart from being beneficial to the health, hiking is enthralling and can provide memories that last a lifetime. Yet, it is imperative to understand the value of having appropriate gear in place before pursuing this undertaking. Hiking can become rather dangerous in a hurry when correct gear is not worn. To ensure safety concerns do not arise, it is pertinent to understand the value of having the right gear such as waterproof adventure gloves. Let’s take a look at how beneficial having the right gear on when going to a nearby trail to hike. Prevents Moisture from Seeping In Water …