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.

A night photo of Mount Barney located in the Scenic Rim Queensland. A shooting star is seen over the peak of the mountain amongst the starry night sky

How To Prepare to Hike Mount Barney

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The most important part of Mount Barney, however, is that it requires a lot of respect and planning. The size and skill level required for these trails can often be deceiving.
The Great Hiking Pole Debate

The Great Hiking Pole Debate

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, hiking poles are one of the many tools for the outdoors. To some, they have a stigma of being 'old people’s poles'. To others, they are an essential piece of their hiking kit.
Hiking New Zealand in 100 Days!

Hiking New Zealand in 100 Days!

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In 2019 Mike completed a 96-day adventure across New Zealand to raise awareness for Nystagmus. Find out about his epic journey in this blog from K2 Base Camp.
Hiking the Three Capes Track

Hiking the Three Capes Track

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The walk itself is fairly easy and much of the track is graded gravel or wooden boardwalk. What made it harder was the 25kg backpack I was carrying....
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.
Water Filtration: Why You Should Always Be Prepared

Water Filtration: Why You Should Always Be Prepared

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Our K2 team member Kevin shares their experience using the LifeStraw Flex water purification filter.
Multi Day Hike Trip Report – The Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

Multi Day Hike Trip Report – The Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

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The Thorsborne trail is said to be one of the top 10 walks around the world. Another general need-to-know is that this island is a crocodile country!
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.

Trip Notes: Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk

Trip Notes: Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk

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Just as Queensland lifted its COVID-19 lockdown a friend asked me if I wanted to take on the 90km, six-day Carnarvon Great Walk challenge to celebrate her birthday. Without hesitation, my immediate response was a big ‘Count me in!’.
Your Guide to Leather Hiking Boots

Your Guide to Leather Hiking Boots

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When it comes to bushwalking, footwear is the most important purchase. I like to go on multi-day bushwalks, generally with a heavy pack. This generally means your muscles, tendons and feet can get sore and tired, and I have found that the support a leather boot gives is perfect. 
Lowe Alpine Backpacks: Gear Review

Lowe Alpine Backpacks: Gear Review

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When we started preparing for an extended road trip around Australia, we made sure we brought our favourite day hiking packs, multi-day hiking packs, and duffel pack backpacks along for the ride.

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