Equipment Reviews and Opinions

I've been a keen bushwalker for nearly 30 years. Starting initially as a member of the Flinders University Wilderness Club in South Australia and progressing to a bushwalking leader with the Scout Outdoor Centre, Australia's first Snowgum store. I also had a part time job at the Scout Outdoor Centre as a retail assistant for all things bushwalking and camping.

Those days are long gone, yet my passion to get out of the big smoke and visit our wilderness still exists. Especially as globally, our true wilderness areas are shrinking. Below I share with you my opinion on outdoor equipment; as I recently have found that 'I'm not as young as I used to be' and therefore have gone on a quest to lighten my load. My first attempt has taken my usual backpacking load from approximately 22 kilos to around 12 kilos. Boy what a difference that has made.

 Easter 2008 - Bogong High Plains in the background

Easter 2008 - Bogong High Plains in the background

 My wife and I. - Lake Cobbler - 2010

My wife and I. - Lake Cobbler - 2010

 Overnight camp - Freycinet Peninsula 2014

Overnight camp - Freycinet Peninsula 2014


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