Kids in nature. The benefits may seem obvious to ‘grown ups’ and they are widely reported on. But what’s going on inside the minds of children who have experienced these benefits directly? Do they realise the enormous potential of the outdoors for their development? During the summer school holidays, I spent a couple of weeks Read More
One of the things most people love about bushwalking is finding some peace and quiet in a beautiful, wild place. Possibly this was not the experience most walkers had when 200 of them crammed into the Overland Track’s Waterfall Valley Hut, designed for just 24, and nearby tent sites one night. Environment These spikes in Read More
Many outdoor users would be aware of the increasing paucity of availability for fine scale, printed topographical maps. In this article, first appearing in issue 156, we take a look at what’s driving the change, as well as the available alternatives.
Are you avoiding the weights at all costs? Afraid of gaining bulk? Joe Bonington discusses how any adventurer can increase strength without putting on muscle mass.
The proposed Australian Adventure Activity Standards are designed to improve safety in the outdoors, but questions are being asked about the legal and financial implications for non-commercial groups. Satisfactory answers are yet to be provided.
A recent announcement to increase Queensland’s national parks and reserves by 366,000 hectares is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for the State’s economy, writes Andrew Picone.
As the group moves through their final preparations to visit Myanmar, Kevin Commins shares his insider perspective on the conception of The Colin McPhedran Trek and how the team has worked towards its realisation.
We sent regular contributor Ricky French on a boys’-own-style adventure trip to see how he’d hold up. As it turns out, a change is as good as a holiday, and changing your holiday plans may be even better.
Got the knack for business and love the outdoors? Due to Australia’s unique place in the world, there may be a niche opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to get into outdoor apparel manufacturing.
With plenty of personal experience exploring NT with her young family, Jessica Toll has advice aplenty to share on the topic of adventuring with young kids.
Nearly halfway through the federal election campaign, Cam Walker surveys the state of play for the environmental debate (or lack of), including who’s involved and, most notably, who isn’t.
Conservationists Andrew Picone and Martin Taylor explain why Queensland’s vegetation management legislation isn’t working and why we need to stop tree clearing to support our future.
No matter what your preferred style of outdoor pursuit, whether walking, paddling, running or skiing, training is critical to ensure optimal performance. Here, Joe Bonington provides insight into six key concepts to get you started.
Innovations on technology have a marked impact on how we undertake our favourite adventures, but that’s nothing compared to the influences of climate change, writes Cam Walker.
As the incidence of severe bushfires continues to increase across Australia, how can we learn from traditional fire stick farming to enhance our current firefighting practices?
Environmental advocacy has had a pivotal role in the development of our nation and its identity, but current governments are increasingly seeking to muzzle these voices, writes Hugh de Kretser.
CSIRO exec Dr Larry Marshall may be backing away from his recent comments about the debate surrounding climate jobs being “more like religion than science”, but it’s too late to hide the attitude he’s brought to the organisation.