Hema HX-1

Paper maps certainly provide bonnet size context and power free back up - however modern GPS units like the Hema HX-1 offer a kind of "easy" that allows you to relax and soak up the places you are traversing.

Japan's Backcountry

That tiny ice crystals, each and every one unique in shape, can fall from the sky in such quantity as to blanket the ground so perfectly as to smooth out all the imperfections in uniform velvety whiteness, will always be wondrous.

Great Australian Bight

To escape the winter crowds heading north, we turned our wheels in the opposite direction. Inspired by an image of the vast Bilbunya Dunes we hit the maps. We settled on an off-road route from Cocklebiddy, near the SA/WA border, west along the Great Australian Bight, through the Bilbunya Dunes and finally on to Esperance.

Jetboil MiniMo

From their launch in 2001 Jetboil stoves have been about the fastest and easiest stoves around. With the addition of a regulator in their MiniMo they have also mastered the art of the simmer, opening up a world of culinary creation.    

Dirk Hartog Island

Crystal clear waters on the east, rugged cliffs on the west, a rich history, ambitious environmental goals and part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Dirk Hartog Island is no doubt wild and unique.

Crossing Mongolia by Canoe

Standing cold beside a frozen river was not the ideal start to a 1,200km canoe journey. Just as doubts set in Zogo, the driver, appeared with Vodka. After cup three Martin and Kerryn were warm and on their way, dragging their canoe behind them! 

Sea to Summit X-Set 32

Singaporeans are fanatical about all things food. So it was with great trepidation I packed a new pot set to try on a recent hike with my wife Gen. I'm not sure whether my cold sweat was from the steep hike or fear from having messed with our camp kitchen.

BioLite SolarPanel 5+

Cameras, iPhones and a satellite phone usually join us on hiking and paddling trips. These days you’d think there would be an endless variety of capable options to keep these types of device fully charged outdoors – however we’ve found quite the opposite to be true.