Always pack your headtorch

If you’re going to chase waterfalls, and trudge down rivers in the dark… don’t leave your head torch in the car.

We went chasing waterfalls

For a long time I only had one CD in my car.  It was one of the Triple J’s Like a Version albums. It got played on climbing trips, camping trips and trips to the supermarket. One of the songs was a cover of the TLC song, Waterfalls.  If you want to listen to it,…

Dirtbag dining: Campsite carbonara

This might just be my favorite adventure dinner.  It’s tasty, filling and simple to make. I originally found this recipe on a fabulous Trail Cooking website which is full of clever camping food options. I was pretty dubious when I read that the American adventurers were carrying fresh fragile eggs in their hiking packs…  But…

Dirtbag dining: Mango salsa wraps

For a long time adventure lunch was a sad combination of tinned tuna and cheap muesli bars.  If you have a little bit of time to plan ahead, lunch can be filling and delicious.  These mango salsa wraps will give you the fuel you need to keep doing whatever it is that you do outdoors. Ingredients…

Dirtbag dining: Spicy chorizo soup

Here’s the recipe for one of my go-to camping meals: I call this one Spicy Chorizo Soup. Ingredients At least 2 chorizo sausages When I say chorizo, I’m talking about a Spanish style sausage.  Apparently there are a bunch of other tasty things out there that get called chorizo.  I’ll make it my mission to…

New Years Eve at Sefton Bivouac

A few years ago, I spent new years eve in a cave.  Our group of adventurers dressed up in second hand ball gowns, abseiled 40 metres down into the darkness had a ball in the Ballroom Chamber of one of the caves at Wee Jasper, north of Canberra.  After spending one new years eve down…

Risk, red tape and a guy called Rex

It  was the last week of work.  I’d ducked out of the office to grab a coffee.  On the way to the cafe I counted out the days between me and my flight to New Zealand.  I didn’t have to count very high. I handed some coins across a cafe counter and started googling adventure…