September 14, 2020

The gospel according to conservationists

The Conservation Through Sustainable Use of Wildlife forum, hosted by the University of Queensland, and financially supported by the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia, followed on from a convention held more than 20 years earlier of similar name. The foreword of this publication outlines the why’s and the context of sustainable use of wildlife that has been carried via these two summits
August 24, 2020

The Conservation and Wildlife Research Trust gets to work

The Conservation and Wildlife Research Trust is passionate about protecting Australia’s wildlife and natural surroundings. The Trust was set up in 2010 and raises money via its Public Fund to develop and support environmental projects.
August 20, 2020

Camp freely with the Wedgetail Hawk

Darren Houston, who owns Wedgetail Campers, based in Broadmeadow, NSW, is a family man and a hunter. He’s also a fully-qualified electrician. So, having a long, hard think about what he wants when he heads out scrub, Darren decided to make a camper for budget conscious hunters and campers like himself.
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.