Tips and Tech

Tips & Tech

About all things camping, touring and off-road
  • Canvas Maintenance and Care

    Posted on: 11/04/20


    From the fully folded shelter of a soft-floor camper to the pull out awning on your 4WD, most of us have a bit of canvas on board when we head out on a big trip.

  • Essential Winching Kit

    Posted on: 31/03/20

    A winch can save your car or your mate’s car from turning into a rusted roadside wreck destined for the flatbed. But there’s more to winching that the winch alone. Here are all of the pieces of equipment you need to successfully mount your winch and successfully employ your winch when caught out on the tracks.

  • 4WD Battery Systems

    Posted on: 20/03/20


    The vast array of gadgets and conveniences most of us take on the road demand a constant supply of power, a good battery setup can keep it all juiced up.

  • Why We Choose Garmin's InReach Mini

    Posted on: 05/03/20


    A small GPS device that would allow me to send an SOS signal via satellite in the event of an emergency in a remote location.

  • 4WD Lighting Guide

    Posted on: 18/02/20

    Camping, touring and 4WD outdoor accommodation is dominated by tents, swags and rooftop tents.

    Aftermarket lighting is serious business and there are a huge range of products available, but just because it’s bigger doesn’t mean it’s better. 

  • GEAR REVIEW — Roof top tents

    Posted on: 16/01/20


    Elevate your game: all you need to know about rooftop tents

  • Navigating with Paper and Compass

    Posted on: 17/12/19


    Hone your navigation skills with a compass and map!

  • Cooking Your Catch

    Posted on: 12/12/19


    A life around fish has left Julian Pepperell with quite the culinary skillset, and lucky for us he's more than happy to share what he knows.

  • Six Common 4WD Misconceptions

    Posted on: 25/10/19

    intro 4wd mistakes

    As much as we like to think we're that little bit smarter than average, it never hurts to brush up on some of the common mistakes people make just to be on the safe side. The majority of simple mistakes in four-wheel driving come from two things; first, failure to adapt to the situation and second, overconfidence. 

  • Best Car Camping Tents: Where To Sleep

    Posted on: 08/10/19

     rooftop tent 

    Where you choose to sleep is one of the biggest considerations when you're heading on a big trip. Depending on the degree to which you're willing to rough it, your decision will be guided by other factors, such as price, storage space and weight.