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Summer holiday camping gear checklist

The holidays are here, and for many of us that means dusting off the tent, strapping the kids in the car and heading to a campsite! If you’re going camping in Summer, between thinking about Christmas gifts, New Year’s plans and whether or not you’ve remembered to take leave – you’ve also got to think...

Have you tried the ultralight sleeping bag? Kate Donald reviews her top pick

Written by: Kate Donald Wild Earth Hiking Ambassador Kate Donald Reviews the Sea To Summit Flame 4 FMIV. Unzipping the tent door, unsure of what the morning may hold, the first sign of the sun can be seen in the distance with a soft yellow haze sneaking over the mountains. Wild Earth Hiking Ambassador Kate...

Should I choose a synthetic or down sleeping bag?

It’s the age old question, synthetic vs down sleeping bags? Which one’s warmer? Which one packs smaller? Which one will last longer? The real question is – which one is right for you? This clip from Curly at Marmot should help you answer that question. Watch and learn! Image via Outdoor Gear Lab https://youtu.b

Top 6 beach products for this summer!

There’s nothing quite like Australian Summer. Victoria you have dry heat, Tasmania you have pleasant warmth, and Northern Queensland it’s like walking into a steam room. But there’s a universal past time that we all love regardless when the warmer months hit, and that’s going to the beach. Being a Burleigh based company we know...

Places to kayak in Australia & New Zealand

Grab your kayak and your paddle – we’re heading out to some of the best places in Australia and NZ. The Kimberleys – Western Australia Looking for an adventure like no other? In the Kimberleys, you’ll be in the heart of the Aussie outback, paddling through clear green waters, experiencing the breathtaking majesty of th

Things to do on Fraser Island

Fraser Island is the perfect family holiday destination for many reasons. Approximately 6 hours north of Brisbane, it’s a great place to take the kids for a car camping adventure. Fraser Island is part of Great Sandy National Park and is famous for its expansive sand dunes and cliffs, as well as its beautiful lakes. Well-known for&n

Get the right daypack & get out there!

With so many brands and styles, choosing the right daypack can get a little confusing. Taking a few minutes to identify exactly what you need the daypack for will help make the selection process much easier, then it just comes down to picking your favourite colour…….that’s a whole other problem altogether! Let’s start with a

Our trail running top gear picks

Our resident Ultra-Runner Anderson Moquiuti has put together a list of his favourite items from the Wild Earth online store. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or looking to take your run from the road to the trail these top picks will take you the distance Salomon Adv Skin 5 Set Running Vest Keep it simple....

Camping with dogs

To have the best trip with your pooch you have to be prepared. Here is what we have learned from travelling Australia the last year with our two dogs.   Camping is one of the greatest things you can do for your soul and there is nothing  greater then being in the great outdoors with...

5 Reasons you need a training watch

Written By: Kit Wilson   Whether you are training for your next race or simply looking to maintain your level of fitness, the benefits of a training watch cannot be overlooked. The performance advantages that can be gained from a training watch are obvious, but we realised some athletes may still be skeptical – so here are...

Winter camping

For many of us, winter is the prime time for engaging in exciting outdoor activities during the day and sipping mulled wine and hot cocoa by the fireplace during the evening. But how about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something even more For many of us, winter is the prime time for...

Ready, Set, Plan

Any journey that makes your jaw drop starts before the starting gun, with months of planning and preparation. Neglecting this key element limits success and opportunity, but when adventurers give it the proper attention, they unlock newfound potential. I recently returned home after spending a few months in the mountains. To me, it feels like...

Outdoor gifts for him

Give the gift of the outdoors to a special man in your life! This guide features a few of our top picks for every man from the 4WD junkie to the gadget-obsessed. Staun Offroad 4WD Tyre Deflators This is the ultimate gift for anyone who loves going off road in their 4WD. Not only are these...

Outdoor gifts for her

These outdoor gifts have been hand picked by us for the women in your life – whether she’s a climber, a trail runner or a car camper we’ve got something in mind! Sahara Nomad King Single Swag This is the perfect gift for someone that enjoys getting out and about, and appreciates a quick and easy set...

Gift ideas for little adventurers

Do you have a little adventurer in your life? These gifts are perfect for kids who want to ditch their screens and get outdoors. Bear Grills Compact Compass To keep the young wanderers heading in the right direction (and occupied on those long walks!) – the Bear Grylls Compact Compass is the perfect gift. It...

Off the beaten track: Lose yourself on these lesser known hiking trails

As hiking expands and grows so do the number of people on the trails, forcing us to get creative and do some more research if we want lonely tracks. That is why we have selected a few tracks that you’ll find a thinner crowd on – either due to their remoteness or they’ve yet to...

Finding solitude in Yosemite

Written By: James Stuart James Stuart seeks to break from the Yosemite crowds by trekking into the wilderness, but not before catching up with climber Andrea Hah for advice. We’ve only just hopped out of the car when I spot it high up in the branches of an oak tree: a juvenile James Stuart seeks...

Australias’ top 10 summits

Written By: Sarah Gallagher A couple of months ago, I discovered the infamous Aussie 10, a 3 day hike that ticked off Australia’s 10 highest summits (plus a few more). It required a fair bit of navigation and involved camping freely within the park. 70KM, 3 DAYS A couple of months ago, I discovered the...

10 Backpacking essentials: South East Asia

Written By: Lauren Clark Packing for an overseas trip can be overwhelming; at least it certainly was for me. I’ve put together a list of my top 10 essentials that I wouldn’t leave home without, along with a more detailed checklist. Hopefully, you find them useful! Firstly, it’s tried and tested advice to pack your...

Why you need hiking poles on your next adventure

Going on another hiking adventure? Or maybe you’re a first-timer? Whatever your skill level, you’ll know how important it is to get the right gear and to train with that gear as much as possible before your scheduled trip. The most common thing we see with people embarking on hiking trips for the first time...

How to plan an adventure (the right way)

All great adventures start with a simple thought – a desire to explore or extend oneself beyond the confines of society. All great adventures start with a simple thought – a desire to explore or extend oneself beyond the confines of society. From Shackleton’s Antarctic exploits to Jessica Watson’s circumnavigation, neither of th

The perfect camp kitchen set up

Our expert hiking ambassador Kate Donald reviews her favourite ultralight ideal camp kitchen set up by Sea To Summit – The Sigma Cookset 1:1. In the distance, the slight silhouette of a hut catches my eye, home for an evening. Motivated by the thought of Our expert hiking ambassador Kate Donald reviews her favourite ultralight...

Five outdoor gift ideas over $300

Looking to go all out this Christmas? Here are 5 outdoor gift ideas for that extra special person in your life. Gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Especially when buying for a significant other, many of us are still left racking our brains come mid-December. Well, this year you’re in luck because we

The best campsites in Australia

Whether you’re an Australian resident or visiting from overseas, our guide to the best campsites in Australia will help you choose your next camping destination! Australia’s camping spots are some of the finest on the planet, with stunning views, incredible wildlife and some of the best hiking trails you’ll find anywhere. Whether you prefer t

Binna Burra wild walk

A weekend in the Gold Coast hinterland experienced by our store manager Chuck Gartrell We awoke pre-dawn to an endless river of cloud migrating silently towards the sea. We gathered our gear, patiently wondering if the skys would favour or be confronted with the ever looming deluge as forecasted. Hoods were donned as we stepped...

How to nail a social distancing hike

For many of us, 2020 is shaping up to be a year that no one could have ever anticipated, with the COVID-19 crisis forcing us to change lifestyle habits and adapt to new routines. Fortunately, the great outdoors hasn’t gone anywhere and exercising, including walks and hikes, are one of the few approved reasons you...

great advice @wildearth

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great advice @wildearth

Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago

Planning for a trek in Nepal – training tips

This week we caught up with Chase Tucker – he sheds some light on training for a trek in Australia, being away from home and the magic of Nepal. You’re just about to leave for a trip to Nepal, can you tell us a bit more about what you’ll be getting up to? Sure. So,...

Why is mind over matter important?

The Oxford Dictionary definition of, ‘mind over matter’ is: ‘the use of willpower to overcome physical problems’. So It enables you to achieve your goals and succeed. To understand the power of the mind I will refer to a sporting event, which the rowers amongst you will probably know: In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics Greg...

Why is posture important to runners

How desk posture increases your likelihood of pain, injury and limits your maximum power. So, how exactly can a poor desk posture while working contribute to increased pain, likelihood of injury and limit your overall power when running? To understand this further, we’ll look at why rounded shoulders and a tight back may occur in...

Easy to make healthy trail mixes.

By Amber Walker, Holistic Nutritionist EASY TO MAKE HEALTHY TRAIL MIXES IN 3 EASY STEPS! If you are looking to pack a quick easy snack that is tasty, lightweight, nutrient packed and energy dense on your next adventure then look no further than a healthy home made trail mix. Whilst store bought varieties are easily...

Heading north for the winter.

Many Australians choose to head north over the summer months to escape the heat, to catch a bit of cooler weather and maybe even to experience a ‘white’ Christmas. The Northern Hemisphere offers so many culturally-rich destinations that also have loads of opportunities for adventure, whether you’re a hiker, trekker, climber, skier or all-roun

6 Benefits of Pilates

By Indianna Franke – The Living Well Studio We at The Living Well Studio argue that you need to be conditioned to participate well in your chosen sport, the sport itself won’t make you conditioned. Physio based pilates is an invaluable tool for this conditioning. It is a service we provide where we marry the...

5 benefits to get into sport

Sport is good for us, we all know that. Yet, for some reason, the lure of the sofa and a good box set is too overwhelming for some of us. For some, it can be about confidence, for others it could be about finding the time or it could even be that some don’t feel...