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Rainforest Bushwalk

Over the Easter break, we had a wonderful friends and family day walk in the Kenilworth State Forest. The well needed rain last month brought this magical place to life! As we drove through the Booloumba Creek camping area we passed the last of three designated camping spots (Area 3), we then hit a sign that told…

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The true cost of Cheap Quality

Before I sign off on this weeks newsletter – I wanted to show you this. On Monday night, I put up a post on Facebook with the image above. I took this shot earlier this week at a local free camp area and I wrote something along the lines of: The impact that cheap quality camping…

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Organising your Camping Food

Who’s sick of searching through camp food boxes on the ground? Horrible isn’t it? Not only have you got to constantly bend over (not good on our backs) – it becomes very frustrating when wasting your very own ‘valuable camping peace and quiet time’ looking for a particular food product that you cannot seem to find (I…

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Local Beach Camping – Why do we love it and are we loving it too much?

I am not sure if you have been up to Double Island point recently or not – my goodness it has become so busy – it’s like a highway! Why…. why has it become so extraordinarily busy? And to throw a cat amongst the pigeons….  my folks first started taking us camping to Double Island…

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Top 5 Hints on Choosing the Best Tent Option for You

1. Know why you want to go camping:  I read some great advice once. “If you want to find an answer to a problem, you need find the true cause and to find that cause, you will need to ask yourself the 5 why’s… deep.”  This has never failed me – ever! If you’re looking to buy a new tent…

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How to Erect a Camping Gazebo

Gazebos are one of those products that we love to watch people erect. For some reason or another, nine times out of ten they always seem to end in a debacle!  Come on now… we’ve all done it. We’re at the beach, a picnic down at the park or even at the odd campground and someone at a…

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How to Get the Best out of your Camping Fridge

So much about camping fridges is based around power consumption, which cannot only be very confusing…  it can even stressful for us! I have no doubt, that part of the confusion is invisibility… it’s not like a glass of water where we can look at the power pouring in and out and being stored. We…

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Camping Guru’s Camping Trip – Kenilworth

G’day Happy Campers, We’ve just been away testing out one of the many new campgrounds in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland that Kerri & I haven’t experienced as of yet. With kilometres of Mary River water frontage to swim, fish & kayak in – acres of flat green grass land to ride a bike, kick a football…

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Camping Refrigeration and Cooling

When it comes to the power efficiency of a 12 volt camping fridge – up until recent times, there has really only been two main factors that have been the core focus when talking about reduced power consumption. They are insulation (cabinet insulating quality) and compressor (motor).   Insulation: Just like a traditional camping icebox…

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A Camping Guru Story

I was never an academic at school, in fact I was quite disengaged. I left school a skinny, pimple faced, immature (physically and mentally) quiet kid and I had no idea what I wanted to do. The last thing on my mind was wondering what damage I was doing to my planet. All I wanted…

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