The North Face Logo

The north face modelling puffer jacket x supreme

The North Face Logo It was not until I moved to the colder state of Victoria did I notice the premium apparel brand of The North Face. Sure the company existed online and in select stores in and around Sydney. But growing up with consistent beach weather was the perfect environment never to have to […]

How to Wash a Down Jacket

Orange down jacket zipped with sewed in badges

How to Wash a Down Jacket Years ago, I found myself in a Kathmandu retail store, talking to one of their salespersons. I came to the store not to buy anything in particular. But instead for advice on How to Wash a Down Jacket. The sales rep I spoke to was a young female and […]

Backpacking With Dogs

Female hiker and husky dog taking a rest on lookout during hike

Backpacking With Dogs There’s nothing more enjoyable than seeing my dog’s reaction when I ask him if he wants to go for a trail day hike. Before I’m even able to utter half of the question, he (Oscar) is halfway out the door. His failed attempt at standing on hind legs, his tail wagging a […]

How Hot is a Campfire?

Two campers watch on as campfire cooks various foods on campfire embers

Fires can get surprisingly hot. After accidentally melting a can of baked beans into a shape similar to a dining plate we pondered and explored the question. How hot can your everyday campfire really get? 

Camping Portable Water Filters

Female is swimming and drinking creak or river water in summer

How the Cheap Portable Water Filter is Saving Lives in Savage Camping Scenarios. Venturing out into the wilderness can be exciting and empowering. Yet it can also present many challenges like being far from stores and amenities. Even the lack of reliable cell phone connection and limited food and water rations can be terrifying. If […]

Pemmican Recipe

Home made pemmican molded into a half circle and a bar shape

The Enduring Pemmican Recipe I’m far from a Gordon Ramsey level of making Michelin level Pemmican bars. But after a few months of making the snack, I feel like I’ve improved at refining and following my recipe. My Pemmican recipes are tasty enough to be eaten on hiking trips. This is without having to drink […]

How to Store and Preserve Wild Mushrooms

Freshly picked wild mushrooms different colours in white container

In Australia, we have an Iconic advertisement that simply states that Mushrooms are ‘Meat’ for vegetarians, and this does ring true to the amount of flavour, filling and moreish characters it shares with the food.