Top 10 Hiking and Outdoor Films

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By Sean Murphy While we wait for the world to be open enough for us to enjoy hiking, camping and generally being outside, now is the chance to catch up on the best movies that feature hiking and the outdoors.  Hollywood and production companies around the world have embraced nature as being the backdrop to countless films and TV series. In the more well-crafted productions, the outdoors can become another character.  Not just a setting, but a tangible presence adding mystery, menace and salvation for the characters who find themselves thrown into the adventure.  It’s a setting that can encapsulate …

How Drones Have Helped Rescue Hikers

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By Sean Murphy Ever since drones became mainstream, not only were they the ultimate toy for the man-child in the family, but they have been used for a number of reasons from the frivolous to the life-saving.  Fire Departments and polices forces have been adopting drones, using them for time-sensitive rescue operations.  Their use is diverse, drones have provided sweeping footage of vistas and landscapes for the film and television industry, helped with large scale commercial engineering projects, given a new twist to wedding photography and have been used to help find hikers lost in the wilderness. In this day …

Overlanding – Planning and Preparation for Overlanding

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By Ferenc Elekes Part of the fun of any journey is trip planning. Since overland adventures are usually longer in duration than most other types of vacations, planning and preparing for them require careful consideration and attention to detail. Overlanders don’t want to plan all of the spontaneity out of their trips, but they also don’t want to put their lives and the lives of their travelling companions in undue danger. Here are some of our top planning and preparation tips that will help to strike the right balance between an exciting adventure and a fool-hardy quest. The Finances and …

Overlanding – Growth in the Popularity of Overlanding

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By Ferenc Elekes Technology has been a primary driver in growing the accessibility of people to Overlanding. The ability to work remotely has given folks the flexibility to take their work on the road. All you need is a laptop, some juice, and perhaps the odd internet connection, and still work while marvelling at the stunning vista you have discovered. Another reason is that overlanding can be quite cost-effective. For example you do not have to spend thousands of dollars to stay at hotels or to eat at expensive restaurants. You can add a lot more fun by bringing everything …

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 …

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 …