Movement

Travel tip: pack the nocs.

I remember travelling as a kid and watching with envy if I noticed any adults around me carried a set of binoculars. Black or army surplus green chipped metal. Often carried in rigid leather shoulder satchels. It seemed a far more common occurrence than is generally seen today. These days, it’s all about the photograph. […]

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Movement

Review: Garmin RV890 GPS.

Just before setting out on this trip I purchased a new GPS, the GARMIN RV890. I wanted to have an alternative navigation system to Google Maps which has led us up some pretty sketchy roads (and has tried to decapitate us under at least 1 low bridge). Ripley is a big girl (7.1m long and […]

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One simple trick to prevent cross-threading any screw.

Just this morning I was tightening up a small screw on some electronics components (our house security system). In my hurry to finish the job so I could go and get a coffee, I ended up jamming the screw. So I forced it (because that will fix it right?). Totally cross-threading the whole thing into […]

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Travel App: WikiCamps.

It is quite possibly the most utilised campsite app in Australia. And whilst not perfect, it is pretty darn good. WikiCamps Australia (there are now also versions for New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK) provides a crowdsourced database of caravan parks, campgrounds, dump stations and other points of interest for both paid and free […]

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A bottle opener and a pizza recipe.

I was given one of these for Christmas and I think they would make a great gift idea for the one you love to add to their home or travel kit. It is a push-down bottle opener. Mine is in brushed aluminium but they come in various materials and colours. You can buy one for […]

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