Tips and Tech

Tips & Tech

About all things camping, touring and off-road
  • 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.

  • 12 Tips for Driving in Snow

    Posted on: 25/03/14

    Driving in snow requires practical knowledge and skills.

    Snowy conditions impact how you drive your 4WD to stay safe on roads and tracks, so knowing how to drive in snow is a skill worth learning.

  • Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach: A Lesson in Safe Beach Driving

    Posted on: 10/03/14

    Rainbow Beach is a gateway to Fraser Island, attracting a sizeable portion of the eventual visitors to the world’s largest sand island.

    Four-wheel driving on a beach is a thrilling but potentially risky activity - just ask those in the know around South East Queensland's famous Rainbow Beach.

  • 6 Tips for Driving in Sand

    Posted on: 01/02/14

    Beach driving tips

    Driving in sand requires proper technique and good judgement. Do you know all the tips and tricks for the next time you're in a sandy situation?