Outdoors

Black hog down – hunting wild pigs

HAVING grown up on a farm, I am acutely aware of how time poor (and cash poor) our families are who earn their living on the land. Various feral animals have a significant impact upon the annual earnings of our inland primary producers through direct predation on stock, consumption of crops and competition for grazing (and water). This is why …

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Withstand sun, wind and water with BlackWolf’s new Sombra Shelter

RENOWNED for engineering some of the world’s most durable and reliable camping gear, BlackWolf is proud to be launching the Sombra Shelter – built to last, adventure after adventure. With a heavy-duty canopy that boasts a UPF 50+ sun protection rating, BlackWolf’s latest innovation offers much-needed shade under the harsh Aussie sun, and even shelter in unpredictable conditions. While the …

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Yeehaw to Kings Canyon – caravanning

kings canyon caravanning

SO we made it to Kings Canyon. We decided to stay in the caravan park at Kings Canyon Resort because of how close it is to the canyon. With the base of the canyon only a 15-minute drive away, the sunset’s reflection of the gorge made for beautiful afternoon light. The resort itself could be really amazing with a bit …

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80 Series Toyota LandCruiser build

THOSE who follow our Flexible 4WD Solutions Facebook page will likely be aware we recently bought a new project in the form of an 80 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Back in November we saw an ad on Facebook for a tough-looking 80 Series that needed some work. Now when we saw this ad, we were already thinking about selling our Patrol …

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What to expect when road tripping Cape York

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MOST Aussies would have a trip to Cape York near the top of their bucket list. As a bloke who has had the privilege of living there since the late 1980s, I have plenty of first-hand knowledge of what the attractions are and understand exactly why the Cape is such an icon in our national psyche. Even in these modern …

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Doing the Queensland dinosaur trail

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WE are really settling into holiday mode now. It has taken us a couple of weeks but we are starting to get the gist of this relaxing thing. It has been enjoyable spending quality time with the family, especially the kids, as being a fishing guide I tend to work seven days a week and miss a lot of weekend …

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Fire ban for this Australia Day long weekend

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QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services has issued a fire ban for Bribie, Moreton and Stradbroke islands this Australia Day long weekend in the wake of the suspicious Banksia Beach (Bribie) bushfire. Queensland Police and QFES are investigating several reports of unusual behaviour surrounding the blaze, which began last Thursday and continues to smoulder. It threatened to destroy homes, Banksia Beach …

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All about bunya nuts

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FEBRUARY is a great month of the year if you love bush tucker. Why? Because bunya nuts are falling from bunya pine trees. If you haven’t been bunya nutting or even tried eating these nuts, you are missing out on delightful bush tucker. Follow this simple recipe to learn how to cook them. My favourite method is boiling the nuts …

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Australia’s number-one outdoor adventurer says G’day USA

jase andrews outdoor aus

JASE Andrews, host of Australia’s number-one four-wheel-drive, outdoor and adventure show All 4 Adventure is set to attend the prestigious G’day USA program in Los Angeles on January 26. Representing Australia’s wild side, Jase has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Australian media landscape. Now entering its 16th year, G’Day USA is Australia’s renowned public and economic diplomacy …

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Independent front suspension versus solid axle – what to buy?

solid axle

THOSE who have been around the four-wheel-drive community for any extended period would have likely entered into or seen some kind of debate around independent front suspension versus solid axle. For those who have only just stepped into the community, trust me, you’re bound to experience it too. But what are IFS and solid axles and why is this an …

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