August 12, 2020

Aussies keen for backyard getaway

This year has been difficult for so many people, businesses and industries and the tourism sector is no exception. It started off with the devastating summer bushfires which ravaged much of Australia before a global pandemic shut down travel and brought the tourism industry to a halt.
August 11, 2020

Air is free – Tyre safety not an over-inflated issue

An often-overlooked safety measure before hitting the road is checking tyre pressure, in both your car and caravan. A road trip in Australia will provide the opportunity or even necessity to traverse an array of surfaces, from bitumen through to mud and perhaps even snow.
July 28, 2020

Captain Baudin’s boars of Kangaroo Island

The boat grounded with a hiss on the fine white sand and two seamen jumped overboard to secure the vessel before the next wave washed under the keel and slewed the craft sideways. The others in the boat struggled with two squirming, kicking animals, tied down in the stern.
July 6, 2020

The value of vacuum-sealed food

In recent years vacuum food sealers have become common, useful household appliances. The special bags used in vacuum sealers provide a superior barrier to conventional plastic bags. This refrigeration of food within an impervious and robust bag has worthwhile benefits, significantly extending storage life.
June 25, 2020

Catching jetty squid

One of the common activities for people visiting coastal towns is a spot of fishing. Many such municipalities are situated in sheltered locations that have jetties or piers. These quays provide an opportunity to spend a few relaxing hours enjoying the therapeutic background sound of water lapping against pylons, watching the changes in colour of the sea and sky as day turns into night, and quite possibly obtaining a decent feed of wild seafood.
June 17, 2020

Trapping flying ferals at home to protect native species

The recent restrictions on movement within Australia has resulted in considerable disruption to the conservation work undertaken by many firearms owners and users, including major Conservation and Wildlife Management programs being put on hiatus
May 21, 2020

Bee involved

With the celebration of World Bee Day this week, it had us thinking about the importance of our pollinating pals
May 18, 2020

Private aquarium off the scale

The Port Lincoln, South Australia home of the late Ron Forster OAM boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s largest private aquarium.