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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

4 Ways to Get Lost While Staying Safe

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By Lee Flynn Some vacations are planned down to the minute, and these can be action-packed and thrilling. However, there are times when you need to get away from it all, and this includes getting away from a schedule or a clock. Getting lost while far from home can sound ideal for those who need a complete escape for a few days or weeks, but you also want to stay safe while you are traveling. These tips can help you to accomplish your vacation goals so that you can enjoy a fabulous experience. Choose a Safe Destination A smart idea …

Change your routine for a better camping experience.

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Make a Few Slight Changes to your Camping Routine and have a Blast by Lee Flynn Camping is the ultimate adventure with nature. With the quiet of the country and the bright constellation of evening stars, stress falls away quickly and the whole world seems different. However, with each new trip comes a sameness to the routine. Try a few new challenges to keep the atmosphere giddy and full of surprises. Besides being fun, you can learn a lot about what nature has to offer. The wild has its own set of rules and changing your normal routine to coincide …

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 …

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.