The Ultra Light Hiker

The Dawn of Ultralight:

As you can see this pamphlet dates back to 1924 which gives some idea of how long people have been grappling with the idea of lightening their load on the trail: http://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/the-dawn-of-ultralight-backpacking/ The Whelen Forester Tents I talked about here http://www.theultralighthiker.com/col-townsend-whelens-forester-tent/ and here … Continued

Thrilling tales: Erin McKittrick:

This young lady (accompanied by her husband, Hig) is amongst the greatest living explorers. Their 4,000 mile trek along the US Pacific Coast related in her book ‘A Long Trek Home’ is astonishing – but it proved to be only … Continued

The Wood for the Trees:

A Long View of Nature from a Small Wood: This looks like such an enchanting book: https://www.amazon.com/Wood-Trees-Long-Nature-Small-ebook/dp/B016PK9VOY#reader_B016PK9VOY  Reviews here: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/the-wood-for-the-trees-the-long-view-of-nature-from-a-small-wood-by-richard-fortey-review-a3246291.html & https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/the-wood-for-the-trees-by-richard-fortey-review

Hiking for Voyeurs

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Following hot on the heels of ‘Wild’, Bill Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ is soon to hit the big screen with Robert Redford in the starring cast. Della will want to see this. I admit I enjoyed the book, … Continued

Tim Severin – What a Guy!

WHAT a guy! Not many in modern times have adventured like this chap, eg: The Brendan Voyage (1976–1977), The Sindbad Voyage (1980–1981), The Jason Voyage (1984), The Ulysses Voyage (1985), The China Voyage (May–November 1993), In Search of Moby Dick: … Continued

Kon Tiki: Thor Heyerdahl

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What an adventure it was: drifting across the entire Pacific Ocean to Polynesia on a balsa wood raft http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki_expedition . The doco Thor made http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon-Tiki_%281950_film%29 won the Academy Award. The book was translated into 70 languages and sold 50 MILLION … Continued

Study: Hunting Increases Levels of Love Hormones in Men

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If your spouse ever questions your desire to spend a day hunting (UNLIKELY!), you could show her this wonderful EVIDENCE: ‘Study: Hunting Increases Levels of Love Hormones in Men’: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/203867/ ‘For decades, feminists (and their self-loathing male accomplices) have been … Continued

Moose Hunting in Fiordland

Watched Ken Tustin’s new doco http://www.stealthfilms.co.nz/dvds/dvd005-bundle.html which I mentioned the other day. If you are interested in great scenery, Fiordland, the origin of the moose herd there or just hunting generally you will find something to captivate you here (for … Continued

Eddie Herrick – Moose Hunting at Dusky Sound

Venery: This is one of my all-time favourite photos. This was Eddie Herrick circa 1934 in his eponymous creek in Wet Jacket Arm, Dusky Sound, Fiordland NZ with his bull moose. In a moose hunting career in Fiordland which involved Eddie … Continued

Bucket List: Pacific Crest Trail

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01/09/2014: I have been reading about the Pacific Crest Trail. Some parts of this must be SO beautiful. Maybe something for your ‘bucket list’ (At least hiking IS cheap and affordable!) http://www.cherylstrayed.com/wild_108676.htm  &  http://freedirtmonger.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/definitions.html

The importance of hunting

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The importance of hunting: ‘The report shows that hunting contributes $417 million annually to the Victorian economy, making us second only to the Spring Racing Carnival in importance to the state.’ http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e126ff12cbbcb8d3dfa71147b/files/7606e35c-a6a4-4da9-9775-acffc04f8211.pdf

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