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 …

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 …