Tips and Tech

Tips & Tech

About all things camping, touring and off-road
  • 7 Essentials for Serious Four-Wheel Drivers

    Posted on: 18/04/16

    7 Essentials for the Serious 4WDer

    There are plenty of nice-to-have bits of kit to use off the beaten track, but for anyone who wants to call themselves a serious four-wheel driver, these are the real essentials.

  • The Off-Road Gear You Do And Don't Need

    Posted on: 04/04/16

    Knowing which gear you do and don't need

    With all kinds of 4x4 accessories and off-road gear available to travellers these days, which pieces of gear are the real essentials and which ones are not worth the investment?

  • 10 Tips for Desert Driving

    Posted on: 19/11/15

    Desert driving techniques for the Australian Outback

    The desert is home to harsh terrain seen nowhere else in Australia, so it's important to know what conditions to expect and how to negotiate them.

  • Cleaning Your 4WD After a Trip to the Beach

    Posted on: 08/10/15

    Properly cleaning your vehicle and gear should be an essential part of any off-road trip to the beach, says Dave Darmody from Australian Offroad Academy.

    Properly cleaning your vehicle and gear should be an essential part of any off-road trip to the beach, says Dave Darmody from Australian Offroad Academy.

  • The Basic Guide to Camping with Solar Power

    Posted on: 21/10/14

    The basic guide to camping with solar power.

    Using solar power while you camp and tour off-road can seem like a dark art, but creating a reliable system that fits your needs is easier than you think.

  • 6 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Tyres Off-Road

    Posted on: 24/09/14

    Driving to get greater longevity out of your tyres off-road will save you in the long run while preventing unnecessary tyre failures out on the track.

    Driving to get greater longevity out of your tyres off-road will save you in the long run while preventing unnecessary tyre failures out on the track.

  • 3 Ways to Use Paper Maps in a Digital Age

    Posted on: 07/08/14

    Paper maps are still important for remote area travel despite the rise of digital GPS navigation systems and mobile apps.

    How does Hema’s managing director use traditional paper maps in today’s progressive digital age?

  • 8 Tips for Making Money on the Road

    Posted on: 02/07/14

    Start exploring Australia in your 4WD or caravan with these tips for making money on the road.

    Start exploring Australia sooner than you planned and stay out there longer with these tips on how to find work and make money while you're on the road.

  • 5 Bad Four-Wheel Driving Habits

    Posted on: 16/06/14

    Bad 4WD habits

    Dave Darmody from Australian Offroad Academy tells us the 5 bad driving habits he sees most as a professional driving trainer.

  • 3 Powerful Features of the Hema Navigator HN7

    Posted on: 05/05/14

    The Hema Navigator HN7 is Australia's leading on and off-road GPS navigation system for driving in town and to 4WD destinations.

    The Hema Navigator HN7 is a powerful yet intuitive navigation system, with key new features that simplify touring and four-wheel driving throughout Australia.