Best Camp Chairs for 2023
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Snowys Staff
6M ago
We all know the fight for a good seat. In fact, we consider it in almost every aspect of life, sometimes subconsciously. Where will we sit in the cinema? Where’s the best position on the sidelines of a sports game to catch all the action? What’s the most ideal spot around the campfire for maximum warmth and minimum smoke? Of course, the most important factor is the seat itself. The comfort and convenience of the chair beneath your derrière can make or break a social experience (well, aside from the jokes you tell). At the campsite, usually on offer is the modest wooden log, the humble tree st ..read more
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Ep108 – New Season, New Gear: Spring ‘23
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Ben and Lauren
6M ago
Listen to the full episode here: For the outdoorsy type, a good drink bottle is like a good handbag. Be it new bottle brands like Nalgene or new colours from Grayl – the Snowys warehouse is brimming with new gear, just in time for Spring. This week, Ben and Lauren harvest the outdoor gear in full bloom! From storage bags and awning brackets, to camp tables and solar blankets – in this episode, Ben and Lauren detail the new camp clobber fit for the budding adventurers. In this episode, Ben and Lauren detail the new camp clobber fit for the budding adventurers. Image: Tiegear Shortcuts: 00:00 ..read more
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Guide to Camping Gear Maintenance & Repair
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by Snowys Bloggers
6M ago
As the weather warms up, the gear gurus, passionate campers, and outdoor enthusiasts around the country are devoting time to maintaining their camping gear and sorting the tedious tackle – so that life away from home runs smoothly. Even the best quality equipment is susceptible to damage. We have no control over the force that can be bestowed upon us by Mother Nature – nor excited children, come to mention it! In this blog, we address what comes before the packing process – unpacking the considerations around gear preparation, maintenance, and the best bits to keep in the repair kit! In th ..read more
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How to Prepare for an Overnight Hike
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Snowys Bloggers
6M ago
So, you’ve accomplished a few day hikes and now you’re keen to take it to the next level: an overnighter! How do you prepare? What do you need to consider to not only keep yourself safe but have an enjoyable time? From what to pack to how to pack, this blog unpacks the best ways to prepare for an overnight hike. With a little preparation, your first overnight hike will be a great experience. Image: Sea to Summit Keep it Simple Your first overnight hiking experience should be exactly as described: an ‘overnight’ hike. This means heading off for just one night away – maybe  ..read more
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How to Plan for Camping in the Snow
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Snowys Bloggers
6M ago
Ever considered camping in the snow? It’s not all cold nights and frozen toothpaste in the morning. With a little preparation ahead of time, a snow camping trip can be full of fun. Whether you’re into snow-play, hiking, or a good yarn by a cozy campfire with your mates at night – this blog defrosts the top tips for a successful camping experience in the snow. The Victorian Alps towards Mount Feathertop. Image: Brendan Barnes Preparing Your Vehicle Driving through the alpine regions in winter means your car will be subjected to very cold temperatures and icy conditions. Making sure you are we ..read more
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Ep107 – How the Big Blokes Camp
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Ben and Lauren
6M ago
Listen to the full episode here: In this episode, Ben and Lauren discover that less is most certainly not more. From the mats on the wider side to the gear with a bigger pack size, Snowys’ resident camp cook Cam shares how he manages to camp comfortably off the grid as one of the bigger blokes in the group. Listen in for how to live larger on every pared-back, outdoor escape! Snowys’ resident camp cook Cam shares how he manages to camp comfortably off the grid. Shortcuts: 00:00 – Intro 00:32 – Camping for Big Blokes 02:12 – Introducing Cam from Snowys 03:36 – Cam’s Camping Background 07:25 ..read more
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The Sea to Summit Sleep Systems
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Snowys Bloggers
6M ago
Beyond the four walls of the family home, we’re entitled to a sleep setup that allows us to stretch as far as a sunlit horizon, and bivvy down for a blissful outback slumber. So, how do we emulate the comfort we feel at home while out hiking or camping… without being overcome with bulky, heavy equipment? At Sea to Summit, this has become less of a challenge with every lofty layer carefully incorporated into their impressive sleep systems. Whether we’re home or camping in the great outdoors, we all need a good night’s sleep. Image: Sea to Summit Sea to Summit’s Sleeping Mat Range The sleepi ..read more
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Guide to Safe Hydration & Water Purification
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Ben Collaton
6M ago
Travelling overseas isn’t the only time when we need to consider the safety of our drinking water. A family camping trip, day hike, or extended trek can be spoiled by contaminated water. This will leave you not only feeling unwell but in a potentially dangerous or life-threatening situation. For this reason, I’ve put together my top 10 facts about effectively purifying a water source so you can hydrate safely off the beaten track – plus, my top recommendations for waters treatment systems. I’ve put together my top 10 facts about effectively purifying a water source. Image: LifeStraw When i ..read more
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How to Stay Motivated in Winter: 5 Tips (Plus a Bonus!)
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by Tanya Bottomley
6M ago
Let’s play a wee word association game! I say ‘rain’…you say____________ I say ‘snow’…you say____________ I say ‘dark mornings and dark evenings’…you say____________ It’s quite possible you said something along the lines of ‘miserable’, ‘cold’, and ‘depressing’, but you could have said ‘invigorating’, ‘fun’, and ‘a time for adventure’! There is definitely something to be said about how you put a spin on Winter in your head. However, there are also some practical tips to help make the ‘spinning’ a lot easier! Here are my five suggestions for how to get out and about during winter… and enjoy it ..read more
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Hiking With Children: Tips for the Trail
Snowys Outdoors Blog
by Peter Inverarity
6M ago
Hiking with children is a rewarding venture for both them and their parents. A few days of self-sufficiency, getting back to nature, enjoying the fresh air, and distancing from the sanitised grounds of caravan parks is great for Mum and Dad – and kids love the sense of adventure, animal-spotting, new campsites, and marshmallows over the fire! In this blog, I’ll outline key tips for preparing for a successful hike with young children, and what to consider on the trail. Kids love the sense of adventure. Image: MiniMeis Getting Started Perhaps you’ve taken your kids for a few day walks throug ..read more
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