Shelter and Shade - ARB Awnings

Flooding downpours, blazing sunshine โ€“ few things are a bigger threat to the enjoyment of an outdoor getaway. So, itโ€™s no surprise that one of the first accessories many new four-wheel drive owners bolt on is an awning. 

Firewood? Check โœ…

Timber collection restrictions, late arrivals or wet weather can all make packing some firewood a godsend. After all fire makes camp, and even the most trying days outdoors are usually turned around by the warm glow of a campfire.

DRIFTA Firepit ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

A campfire makes camp. Uncontrolled bushfires however can rapidly destroy wide expanses of our country and are a top threat to native wildlife. It's wonderful to see so many campers embracing firepits. It's a demonstration of the great care for our land that so many outback travellers share.

James Baroud Espace Evolution

For regular touring all but the quickest of setups can quickly become tiresome. Add some mud, wet weather and a couple of late finishes and 'ease' may well be the difference between enjoyment and questioning our recreational choices.

The 17 Wenonah

It can be hard to fully describe the attraction of an open canoe - paddling one evokes a feeling thatโ€™s hard to pinpoint. Perhaps a calm most akin to spending time beside a campfire.

Airing down, a chore?

Air pressures can be a hot topic and the debate over correct pressures for varied conditions will likely continue fireside for decades to come. Itโ€™s the reasons why airing down can sometimes be such a chore that weโ€™d like to explore.

Remote testing the DRIFTA Offroad Tourer AKA DOT

Since first spotting the rugged looking DOT I was impressed by what seemed to be an โ€˜over engineer firstโ€™ and โ€˜accessories secondโ€™ design philosophy. Curious to see how one would hold up to rough travel we hooked up a brand new DOT 6 and headed for Western Australia's isolated Dirk Hartog Island to find out.


Gateway to the QAA and Madigan lines; home to Big Red, an iconic pub and the Big Red Bash - Birdsville may be remote but it is far from dull. Marty spins a yarn about this outback jewel - enjoy!

Protection of the Wild

"...we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable". - Henry David Thoreau

Avoiding Blowouts

Of the long list of things that can strand us far from everywhere, itโ€™s a little underwhelming that many experts put something as simple as tyre failures at the top of their list.