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Camping For Beginners

Camping For Beginners No matter who you are or how you grew up, many people get the urge to get away from it all for a little while. Disconnecting from everyday life and heading out into the wilderness can be a very relaxing and rewarding experience. However, without much experience in the outdoors, it can be daunting to take your first steps into the world of camping. There is so much equipment, so many campsites, and so many competing opinions. What is the first step? 5 common mistakes made by first-time campers Everyone [...]  Read more >

Tigers in Africa

Tigers in Africa When it comes to getting outside and adventuring, most of us agree that it’s more enjoyable with a solid group of friends. Our mate Phillip Hardy tells us of his latest adventure in the Zambezi Delta. As the AVRO RJ85 airplane accelerated on the runway, to make its way back to Johannesburg, my fingers rubbed over the burn marks. "Unbelievable" I mumbled to myself as I sat in the cooled flying tin. But I wasn't alone. My buddy MB was in a similar situation. Our burns were quite simply going to be the [...]  Read more >

Fancy an adventure… a microadventure?

Fancy an adventure… a microadventure? Adventure is a loose word that means different things to different people. It is a state of mind, a spirit of trying something new and leaving your comfort zone. Adventure is about enthusiasm, ambition, open-mindedness and curiosity. I remember as a young lad reading books like The Hardy Boys and Swallows and Amazons, these book instilled this spirit of adventure in me. I loved the mystery, the almost mystic sense of belonging to something exciting and well… adventurous. Most people enjoy adventure and wo [...]  Read more >
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