Gear update: MSR Whisperlite universal

Woo hoo! So this is exciting news in the world of light weight hiking! MSR has announced the next iteration of the whisperlite, which is scheduled for release in early 2012, and they have really out-done themselves this time! The new MSR will be capable of burning Gas in addition to the liquid fuels that they have previously burned by cleverly adding a different burner (Same as the way the current one works between different liquid fuels). Due to the … Continue reading

Luxury Dessert: Big Sister Plum Pudding

This is not a big post, just a quick one to give you a heads up on a super tasty dessert for hiking. This isn’t really a recipe as all you have to do is boil the pudding in a can, but knowing its out there is pretty important! There is a photo of the can here so you can find it in the supermarket. Add some UHT Liddles lite cream and you have yourself one heck of a tasty … Continue reading

Dandenong Ranges: Sherbrooke Falls and Picnic ground

Situated in the Dandenong ranges, roughly 45 mins out of the City, the Sherbrooke forest area is a Lush green rainforest that differs greatly in terms of feel and environment even to the other side of the Dandenongs near the Thousand Steps. Getting here is quite easy, its well signposted, Click here, replace “melbourne” with your address for directions. The Sherbrooke Falls walk, and the Picnic ground itself are well established, which means that its very much an approachable short … Continue reading

First of all, I have no commercial relationship with, so this is an honest -to-goodness endorsement! I have recently been reading some great tips and tricks on a forum called I like to think that I can provide a lot of helpful information for hikers, with relatively little fuss, but I must say that the Guys over at have hundreds of years of experience between them hiking all over Australia and the world. I would like to recommend … Continue reading

Dandenong Ranges: Thousand Steps

Update 29/02/2012 - I was probably a bit lax when writing this about where the Thousand steps are for those of you whom aren’t from around melbourne. Follow this link, substituting “Melbourne” for your location: Click here for directions Perhaps the most famous walk in the Dandenong’s, the Kokoda memorial track is quite often referred to as the “thousand steps”. This trail is to commemorate the sacrifices made by our Soldiers during the Second world-war in particular along the Kokoda trail … Continue reading

Cross Packing

You will oft read me say that “such and such” is an important skill, but Cross Packing is one that stands out as being incredibly important every time you Hike. Whether you are hiking for a day, or going on a multi-day hiking trip, if you have two or more people you should actively cross pack. What is Cross packing? The concept is one that you will no doubt be familiar with if you have done some hiking in the … Continue reading

Bembooka Ski Lodge

So this is tenuous at best, but its been a while since I published an Article and its pretty important for me to continuously update the website. I went Boarding at Mt Hotham last week and while I didn’t have the most exemplary experience, which was to do with a mix of Snow quality and Weather, (read: Whiteout on Sunday) I did enjoy the companionship of some new friends, a couple of good bottles of Red and a nice Lodge. This isn’t a … Continue reading

Hiking Recipe: Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne is a great recipe that can easily be cooked for two or more people in a trangia with very little effort. Its great for a longer hike because with Dehydrated mince and a few veggies, you can easily have a meaty dish much later in your hike. This is actually Liz’s and My own hiking con carne recipe, based on the one we would normally cook if we are at home. Required equipment: Trangia/ MSR Simmerlite / Hiking stove / … Continue reading

Bunyip State forest: Nash Creek campground

Just a quick review on Nash Creek Campground in the Bunyip state forest. I went for an over-nighter to Bunyip at the end of may and I must say Nash Creek was a great site. The drive in left a little to be desired, we drove in via emerald and grabbed a coffee at a little place called Charlottes on main, which was a great coffee, but before long driving in to the actual park, we were constantly dodging pot … Continue reading

7 Great winter camping locations in Victoria

Wow-wee, I have been facing some very busy months; between work, birthdays and my social life in general its been bedlam . I have been camping only once in the last 7 weeks,  and that was already a week and a half ago. I have already written the article but I just cant manage to get my bum into gear and upload the photos so that its complete! I will get that done soon, promise! So instead its another filler! … Continue reading