Author: Keith

The Adventure Kings Grand Tourer is the cheapest aluminum hard shell roof top tent on the market. This tent is not on my recommendation list due to concerns over the weight, build quality, after-sales support (reputation), condensation, seals, and overall lifespan of the tent. However, you do get a hard shell tent that functions, is affordable, and overall is not bad looking. The price tag does come at a cost. As mentioned, the components and design are not of the highest quality which means it will struggle with the harsh and varying conditions of Australia. You are looking at a…

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With its raw red cliffs, waterfalls, and many hiking trails, Karijini National Park is a unique gem of Western Australia. The park is ideal for those wanting to explore off the beaten track. Covering over 620,000 hectares, the park is the second largest in Western Australia after Karlamilyi National Park. The park’s unique geography features waterfalls, canyons, carved rock caves, tunnels, and emerald waters. The park is best known for its eroded landscape, which provides fantastic opportunities for rock climbing, rafting, and swimming. Karijini National Park is a harsh but beautiful landscape. You must see it!Keith Lets check out my…

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It’s no secret that Aussies love the outdoors. When presented with such a beautiful country as the land of Australia, it seems like an obvious choice to get outside and explore. The numbers back that up – the Caravan Industry Association of Australia reported in June 2020 that 19 million Australians are keen to stay in a caravan park. With the interest in caravan camping booming throughout the country, what are your options if you don’t own a caravan? If you are looking to have an adventure but don’t have your own camper trailer, then look no further than Camplify.…

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Coral Bay is Western Australia’s best-kept secret. Located 1200 km north of Perth, the bay was named due to the beautiful coral gardens laying just a few metres away in the world’s largest reef, Ningaloo Reef. Coral Bay is undoubtedly a marine paradise that is home to whale sharks, turtles, manta rays, and over 450 diverse species of fishes. The best time to visit Coral Bay is between May to the end of September but noting that June/July can be quite wet. During these months, the weather is pleasant, the water is warm and a lot of the wildlife is…

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Rumour has it that you can extend your Engel fridge lifespan if you leave it running continuously, full-time. The theory is if left running the “seals” do not sit and dry out. It is believed that the act of running the fridge will keep seals lubricated and prolongs its life. So, do you really need to keep your fridge running when you aren’t camping? No, you do not need to keep your Engel fridge running to extend its lifespan. Engel’s are powered by the legendary Sawafuji ‘Swing’ Motor which actually does not contain any seals within the compressor. This same…

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The Motop MT135 is an affordably good roof top tent on the market in Australia. The design is currently in its third version which means Motop is working on the quality by fixing issues found in its previous models. Motop has highlighted its focus on improving the space, quality, accessories, and comfort. As one of the cheaper tents on the market, you will be glad to hear that it has a lot of positive feedback from owners. This is because the tent provides good value for money, a functional design, and quality parts. There have been issues with the earlier…

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Exploring the Australian outback is one of the most worthwhile things you will ever do. But as with all adventures – you need to be prepared. While the serenity of remote bush camping in Australia is truly beautiful, there are many situations where you will be out of mobile coverage and need to communicate with others in the area. If you’re considering any sort of off-road adventure or outback expedition (and I hope you are), having a trusty UHF radio at your disposal is essential for anyone planning to venture off-the-beaten-track and into the bush. A trusty UHF radio is…

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4×4 recoveries are serious business, but let’s face it – accidents happen. This is where equipment like a winch dampener come into play. Think of it as insurance against a winch cable and snatch strap failing, preventing further damage. You may think I am being extreme, but a dampener could be the difference between a successful recovery or serious injury. Of course, common sense and knowledge come into play, but having a combination of equipment and smarts does help. Yes, a winch dampener is important and should always be used. The winch dampener subdues the effects of a cable or…

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The Moremi Sport “Platinum” is an example of Bundutec’s experience and commitment to making improvements to its expedition-style roof top tents. This tent is the 2nd release of the Moremi Sport range and the design aims to maximize volume that is typically lost in most hard-shell tents. Manufacturer:Bundutec AustraliaModel:Moremi Sport PlatinumStyle:Hard Shell Roof Top TentPrice:$3999 (AUD)Made:South Africa Photo Credit – Tough Touring Australia Size & Weight If you are looking for a roof top tent with plenty of room, the Moremi Sport Platnium has plenty of it. It is 1.5m wide and high (at its highest point), which gives you…

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If you have ever wondered whether you should run a winch with or without the engine running, you are not alone. It is a valid question that could be the difference between a successful recovery or a bogged vehicle with a dead battery. Winches do require a lot of power, so it is wise to keep the battery topped up and winch fed when in use. There may be situations where it is just not possible to run the engine and winch, and in these instances winch carefully. Let me caveat that by saying that I am not an expert…

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