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 …

3 Reasons Why You Need To Bring Along A GPS Before Your Next Hike

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By John Lewis INTRODUCTION When you go for a hike, there are usually two ways of defining your hiking success. First, would be the fact that you are able to move from point A to point B in the quickest manner. Second, is that you have enjoyed your hiking experience a lot! A handheld GPS receiver would be able to help you reach both goals. Of course, do not forget other tools for self-defence and your physical safety as well. If you are skilled at operating your GPS, you would be able to effectively pinpoint the shortest route to your destination …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hanz Waterproof Gloves and Socks have landed!

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Hanz has landed! The most popular waterproof gloves and socks in the United States have now arrived! From fishing, to kayaking or general hiking, if you anticipate wet conditions, this is the ideal product. Each sock and glove is high-pressure leak tested before it leaves the factory. * abrasion-resistant outer layer of nylon and Du Pont Lycra® spandex for durability * waterproof Moisture Vapor Transpiration (MVT) membrane lets perspiration out while preventing water from coming in * inner lining of wicking liner for moisture management * expedition-weight Polartec® Power Stretch® fleece for added warmth Sizing Chart for Hanz Waterproof Socks …