Outdoors

Quick Trip to the Kimberley

The weather had already warmed and the days were into the mid to high thirties, and the barra, while not leaping onto the banks, were definitely getting their appetites back to the extent that they were enthusiastically taking dead mullet baits. Some of Sam’s family from Tassie caught their first-ever barramundi, which of course is one of life’s real thrills. The …

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Zenec Z-N720 Navigation System

A handy favourites tab means you can store regularly used phone numbers. Now I finally had a setup that worked well and could be used legally. In addition to the Bluetooth hands-free system, the Zenec offers a detailed navigation system with a heap of preloaded information on the micro SD card. The navigation system is very easy to use and …

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New HiLux – First Tow Test

First impressions of the exterior begin with the bold new look that has more on (and off) road presence due to the larger body, being 70mm longer and 20mm wider, which in turn gives you a great feeling of extra cabin space when jumping inside too. The interior is notably different to the outgoing model. In the models we had the …

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Evakool’s World-First Portable Fridge with Built-In Drawer

Multi-voltage operation of DC 12V and 24V as well as AC 240V enables you to take the fridge anywhere and its silent, reliable and efficient operation with battery cut-out protection won’t have you losing sleep. The Evakool Drawer Fridge has a temperature range of 10C to -15C and comes with a two-year nationwide warranty. For more information, visit www.evakool.com

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NosiLife Angler Repels the Elements

Available as a long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirt, the NosiLife Angler Shirt is a must-have for avid fishers, hikers and explorers of all ages. Whether you’re walking along a riverbank in Thailand, fishing on a beach in far north Queensland or hiking through dense Peruvian jungle, this shirt will help keep the sun off your skin and biting insects at bay. …

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Team Venom Kids’ Shirts

Made from 155gsm polyester birdseye fabric, these jerseys have the ability to manage moisture by wicking it away from the skin, and the material can breathe, keeping the kids cool while they concentrate on fishing. Coming in kids’ sizes from 4 through to 14, the Team Venom kids’ jerseys are generous in sizing to allow the kids to grow into …

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Toyota launches “all-seeing” LandCruiser 200 Series

Toyota has released the ultimate “all-seeing” LandCruiser 200 Series – a top-of-the-line Sahara with innovative camera applications that make it easier than ever to perform manoeuvres from off-road driving to parking. Drivers can now obtain a panoramic view around the Sahara using four cameras – front, rear and in the side mirrors – to provide added confidence with the placement …

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Compact SR Xtreme Compound Bow Review

In the field By pure chance, I had a road trip into the bush planned before I first saw the SR Xtreme bow. Naturally I took it along for an ideal opportunity to test it in real hunting situations. It wasn’t until reaching the Mallee Country of the Victorian-South Australian border region that the first opportunity for a hunt came along. After …

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Bowhunting tracking tips

AS bowhunters, we spend a lot of time practising and perfecting our bowhunting technique, or finding stray arrows in my case. Stalking prey with bow in hand is one of mankind’s oldest traditions and it is in this situation where the true essence of bowhunting can really be felt. Like many aspects of bowhunting, stalking requires a high level of …

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BlackWolf Brings Its Own Quilt

THE designers from BlackWolf are well versed in the art of adventure on all levels, from the smallest expedition to the longest journey. But if you’re travelling alone or don’t want to share, you can zip up the sides and instantly transform it into a roomy single-sized sleeping bag fit for a king. Made with super-tough TC canvas, the BYOQ …

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