Sometimes all you want to do is get out there and get real. No power, no bathroom, no people, no frills – just two feet and a heartbeat. And 3kg of high cal snacks, obviously. Sometimes you’ve got to push through the crowds, punish your quads and go the extra klicks to get what you want. No pain no gain, right?
Pack it down
A four-man tent under one arm and doona roped to your day pack is one way to do it, but you’re probably going to attract a few strange looks. Another way is with our lightweight, compact, hiker-friendly camping gear. Small gear = room for beer. Nuff said.
Sleep on it
There’s nothing like a lung-busting, leg-trashing hike carrying 20kg of overnight gear to make you appreciate a pre-made bed and proximity to running water... for a little while anyway.