Author: John Wilkinson

While it isn’t all fire and brimstone like the last book of Revelation, hikers and campers do need to pay a little more attention and be on their guard during bushfire season. Here are some resources for hikers and campers who need to stay safe...

Nothing beats a leisurely weekend paddle. I leave the adrenaline junkies to their whitewater white-knuckle rapid flumes, and the kayak fishermen to their afternoons chasing fish. For me, it’s all about the simple things, and a lazy paddle down a gently flowing river with my...

Spending relaxing summer afternoons sprawled out in a hammock with a chilled larger on hand is the most peaceful and relaxed you will ever see me. Hanging your hammock is the same principle, whether it is between 2 trees, 2 cars, 2 buildings, or on...

For some bizarre reason, some people are not immediately drawn to camping. This “camping aversion” is a rare condition which affects some people. But these people don’t need to suffer on their own. There are ways of curing them. Here are the best ways of...

Last month we headed over to Jervis Bay to explore the region and check out the surrounding national parks. It had been on my Aussie bucket list for a while. It really is one of the last bastions of natural paradise left in Australia and...

You don’t have to own an expensive camera with all the bells and whistles to take great photos. A good photo is a good photo no matter what it was taken on. The cameras on smartphones have some weaknesses and some strengths. The trick is...

Wandering around Sydney’s northern beaches, it took me a while to figure out where the noise was coming from. It sounded like a small hive of bees. I’d stumbled close to a small group of photographers who were practising their moves with drones. If you...

Getting back to basics when camping and touring is not for everyone. If you are like me, you enjoy having all the creature comforts possible. I like having a few electrical appliances during my holiday whether I am staying at a caravan park or I...

A decade or more ago, rock climbing was considered an extreme sport. That’s definitely not the case today. If you are someone who likes camping and hiking, having the skills to rock climb could come in more than very useful one day. Rock climbing requires a...

Everyone loves pizza. It’s a meal that just about everyone loves and it’s even easier to share. Cooking larger meals that serve everyone are the best for just about all camping situations. Another advantage of making pizza is that you can use just about anything as...