Clear red first aid kit resting on a stone wall and a pile of chopped firewood.

Staying Safe in the Outdoors

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Basic equipment and knowledge of first aid are a must-have on any major adventure. Not only is knowing first aid key to your own safety but also for the safety of those around you. Through preparation, prevention, and planning you can stay safe outdoors.

Top Tips for Layering in the Cold

Top Tips for Layering in the Cold

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Try to avoid overly bulky items that end up giving you the 'Michelin Man' look! It may be necessary to go a size up in the outer layers, to allow for a freer fit underneath.
Staying Warm in Winter with the Exped Ultralite Sleeping Bag

Staying Warm in Winter with the Exped Ultralite Sleeping Bag

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We visited Carnarvon Gorge in July, with temperatures in the gorge dipping to 1°C at night, so we were glad we’d brought plenty of layers and our Exped Ultralite sleeping bags to keep us warm.
Hydrate with Style

Hydrate with Style

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Laken is one of the best insulated water bottles for hiking; anywhere from short walks to full day treks. With its twin-walled construction, it can keep your drink hot for 8-12 hours and chilled for up to 24 hours.

Camping on the Keppel Islands with Exped Sleeping Mats

Camping on the Keppel Islands with Exped Sleeping Mats

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If you’re searching for a laid-back island experience, the Keppel Islands offer a perfect mix of beautiful beaches, good snorkeling, and glorious sunsets. 
Tent Care - How to make your tent last

Tent Care - How to make your tent last

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One of the most expensive purchases for bushwalking, and let's face it, it’s the last thing we think about when we are heading out for a multi-day hike.

About K2 Base Camp

Queensland’s premiere outdoor and travel gear retailer for over 30 years. The K2 Team live, breathe, and know outdoor adventure inside out.