Thursday, December 31, 2015

Choosing the Perfect Tent for Camping

There are a variety of alternative camping shops in Perth, each with their own extensive range of tents. If you haven't been camping for a long time, or perhaps never before, then you may feel a little lost in making a decision on a tent that will meet all of your needs and requirements. Here is a short guide on buying a tent which will make your camping experience as comfortable as possible. Size Most camping tents are measured by the amount of people it will sleep. How many adults will be sleeping in the tent? How many children? Will you need room for any other equipment to be positioned inside your tent? These are some of the questions you will need to answer in order to select the correct size tent for your trip.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ensure your Prepare for your next Great Outdoor Adventure with some professional knowhow

Western Australia offers some of the best opportunities for memorable outdoor getaways in the country, and indeed across the world. With the area boasting a vast coastline, numerous rivers and gorges, and a seemingly infinite stretch of idyllic locations perfect for setting up camp or simply going on a hike, any keen nature-loving adventurer will always be in their element, whether it be in Perth or beyond. The great outdoors, however, is filled with both the breathlessly beautiful and the unexpected. Keen adventurers know that the best way to enjoy the outdoors is to be prepared for whatever may come their way. It is vital, that you keep in mind what you're planning and prepare accordingly, some essentials to get you started are listed below and are available from a reputable camping store.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Grab your tent for a real Australian outdoor experience

For locals and tourists alike entering Australia’s diverse countryside is often classified the holiday or trip of a lifetime, and rightly so. Camping offers real life experiences at the heart of mother nature. A week or two’s camping around unique and secluded spots of Western Australia can provide enough diverse material to fill a book. A single state half the size of mainland Europe, Western Australia has desert, beaches, forests, ravines, caves, canyons and a plethora of campsites which will make your mouth water. Campsites are as varied as the people who use them - from luxury five star ‘glamping’ sites, to outback coastal stations with red dirt on one side and the beautiful blue ocean with white sandy beach on the other.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fish Hooks Vary Widely Depending on the Target Fish

The waters off of Perth are filled with fish for anglers to catch. Every angler worth his salt should know that the right hook spells the difference between a successful day out on the waters and a dismal catch. Given the sheer diversity of fish species and sizes, the hook you will use must be the right fit. If you are serious about sport fishing as a hobby, then you will realise that the nuances of fish anatomy will dictate whether a hook will be effective or not. Consider these tips the next time you visit top fishing shops near Perth such as Getaway Outdoors.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Gear to Get from Fishing Shops when Targeting Different Fish Species

With its long coastlines and access to water, Perth and other areas of Western Australia offer numerous fishing spots for residents and tourists alike. One thing every sport fishing enthusiast should remember is that various species of fish abound in the region, all with different behaviours and characteristics. The next time you visit fishing shops in search of the perfect fishing tackle, therefore, be sure to consider what makes your target(s) tick. Here are tips on catching popular game fish that thrive in Perth’s top fishing spots.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Lightweight Sleeping Gear for Hikers and Backpackers

Australia is chock full of excellent backpacking and hiking locations for daring adventurers. From Fremantle and Rottnest Island in Perth to Melbourne’s St. Kilda and the Great Ocean Road, there are many routes for you to take. Backpackers know that when trekking out in the great outdoors, you need to stay on your feet and pack light. This is why most hikers spend a good deal of their time at camping shops in search of lightweight sleeping gear. Here are a few suggestions you can consider if you want to hike and sleep comfortably outdoors. Foam Mats or Pads Foam gives great cushion for when you have to sleep on the hard ground. They may not be as comfy as inflatable mattresses or air beds but they make up for it in lightness. They are quite durable, puncture-proof and they make great insulators to keep you warm. They are available in various sizes and thickness. You can readily sling it over your backpack.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How to Choose a Family-Sized Camping Tent

Camping with the entire family in the great Australian outdoors is a great way to bond, have fun, and enjoy nature. Rain or shine, nothing beats comfortably snuggling with the people you love most. That might be harder to do if your tent is designed to shelter just one person, though. You need something that can fit each member of your family with some more room to spare for in-tent activities. Here are some tips to help you pick the right camping tent when you browse the goods at camping stores in Perth. Roomy Fit The first thing you have to consider when buying a family tent is how much livable space there is. There must be enough room for everyone even if you’re all settling down for the night. Your tent should also have a little standing room for when you and the children want to play around in the tent before bedding down.

Friday, October 30, 2015

For the Love of Fishing-Essential Gear to Buy from Perth Camping Shops

Some people love to fish, and others live to fish. Some people do fishing to de-stress, relax, and distance themselves as a far away as they can from the daily grind, while others consider it as a way of life, camping along beaches for days on end. If you want to take up fishing and learn what kind of angler you want to become, here are some of the essential items you'll need. Fishing Tackle Fishing tackle is the main equipment used by fishermen. The basic fishing tackle items are the hooks, line, and sinkers, but some anglers may choose to add, floats, reels, lures, and rods to his gear as needed. There is a vast array of choices for each of these items. A fishing rod, for example, has twelve known basic types, including carbon fibre, fly, tenkara, spinning, ice, and surf and sea, to name a few.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Top Camping Store Invites You to Perth 4WD and Adventure Show 2015

Western Australia is a renowned paradise for backcountry explorers. Before you head out on an amazing off-road escapade, though, you’ve got to have all the right gear. Want to see the best equipment and accessories for your outdoor adventures? See Getaway Outdoors, your trusty Perth camping store, at the up and coming Perth 4WD and Adventure Show 2015. The Perth 4WD and Adventure Show 2015 will be held at McCallum Park, Victoria Park for three big days from 6 to 8 November, between 09:00 and 17:00. The event will feature everything you’ll need to enjoy your off-road pursuits. From camping gear and accessories to caravans, trailers, SUVs, and 4WD vehicles (and so much more!), you can check out all-new releases at the event. Some of the big names participating in this year’s event include Jason Andrews, Graham Cahill, Pat Callinan, John “Roothy” Rooth, and National Geographic’s Outback Wrangler Matt Wright.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Getaway Outdoors Exhibits at Mandurah Boat Show

Getaway Outdoors, a premier fishing and camping gear provider in Perth, is proud to announce its participation in the 2015 Mandurah Boat Show this October. The yearly event draws numerous exhibitors from the fishing industry and provides them a platform to present their products and services to a wide audience. The Mandurah Boat Show has been held annually since 2008. Exhibit organisers, namely the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club and Club Marine Insurance, dub the 2015 event as their most interactive show to date, with fun activities planned for visitors of all ages.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Beginner’s Guide to Fishing Lines and Leaders

The fishing line is probably the most important tool for any fisherman. Without it, you can’t possibly haul in a catch and would have to resort to other methods like net or bare hand fishing. If what you are after is the ultimate outdoor experience, complete with camping and the thrill of recreational boat fishing in Perth, you should know the right types of lines to bring. Different lines are used for certain kinds of fishing environments, so beginners would do well to be familiar with the most basic ones. This way, you can have a clearer idea of what to purchase from your local camping store.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Camping Stores Let You in On the Secrets to Getting Comfy in a Tent

Camping and comfort are two words that are rarely uttered in the same breath—that is until modern camping gear entered the picture. In the past, adventurous campers who head to Perth and other popular camping spots in Australia had to grit their teeth through the night and were lucky to get at least a few hours of shut eye. Today, camping enthusiasts are finding it possible to camp in absolute comfort and even with a little bit of luxury. Here are a few tips from the best camping stores to help you sleep like a baby on your future camping trips.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Trusted Perth Fishing Shops like Getaway Outdoors Sell Gear Compliant with Local Guidelines

Illegal fishing represents an ever-constant threat to Australian aquatic species. To curb the problem, Fisheries and Marine Officers are always on the lookout for illegal fishing gear and practices along Australia’s coasts, among many other violations. Back in May, a Port Hedland man was caught with an illegal fish trap on the bow of his boat. The offense netted him $500 in fines after a magistrate at Port Hedland Court found him guilty. That’s not all—the perpetrator was also required to pay another $1,100.80 because of previous charges filed against him when he was apprehended last year for not having a current Recreational Fishing and Boat Licence, as well as having three undersized northern mulloway on his boat. According to sources, the man was fully aware that it was illegal to use fish traps yet proceeded to use them anyway despite his knowledge of the potential violation.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fishing Kayaks Top Safety Tips Smart Offshore Anglers Keep in Mind

Many anglers can’t get enough of kayak fishing, which is a cheap, exciting and healthy sport that lets you set your own pace while you hunt for magnificent fish like mackerel, snapper and tuna. Fishing kayaks are also extremely versatile; how far you can go from the coast of Perth really depends on your set time frame and paddling ability. However, as with all types of water sports, kayak fishing also comes with risk. Here are some safety reminders: Surprises by the weather. Forecasts are not always accurate. Don’t let your guard down even when the water appears placid and the winds calm; something unexpected can happen at any time of day. Always wear a PFD and don’t forget to bring a portable waterproof VHF radio to keep you updated about potential weather disturbances.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bait and Tackle Tips How to Choose the Best Lures Based on Colour

Many anglers consider artificial baits (lures) more effective than live bait. Lures, after all, create more noise and vibration that attract fish more easily. Their main advantage, though, has to do with colour. Sound and smell alone are not sufficiently enticing; fish need to train their eye on the lure before they strike at it. Picking the best lure colour, in other words, can help you catch more and catch big! The rule of thumb for many anglers is to use bright lures on bright days and dark ones on dark days. However, there are times when dark coloured lures can hook you a large bass in clear water on a bright day. At any rate, here are some tips to guide you the next time you shop for lures at bait and tackle stores like Getaway Outdoors in time for your next fishing escapade.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Good Perth Fishing Spots and Essential Gear to Get from Fishing Shops

Planning a fishing trip within Perth? You’ll be glad to know that you have more than a few options to choose from. Weekend Notes lists the Swan River’s Blackwall Reach, North Mole in Fremantle, South Rock Wall in Hillarys, Two Rocks and Rottnest Island as the best fishing spots in WA’s capital city. Each one offers a varied catch and great fishing ambience, so you can look forward to a great experience even if you try the same location more than once.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Camping: Choosing a Tent Based on Your Destination

Australia’s numerous camping sites offer something for everyone in search of a great time outdoors. From mountainous landscapes to pristine beaches, you are sure to find the ideal spot for an awesome camping trip with your friends or family. Before you go camping, make sure you already have the essential camping gear and shelter to protect you from the elements. Here’s a bit of advice from trusted camping shops in Perth: choose your tent based on where you’re headed.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fishing Hook and Bait Combinations for a Great Catch

A successful fishing trip often hinges on being at the right place at the right time of day, as well as using the right gear. To help get you started, here are a few excellent hook and bait combinations that Perth fishing shops such as Getaway Outdoors can help you complete.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Few Safety Reminders for Senior Adventurers

It’s no secret that exposure to nature has a positive impact on health. Relaxation, fresh air, sunlight and a good night’s sleep are just among its countless benefits. For seniors who are about to embark on their next camping trip, here are a few safety reminders.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Four Must-Haves for Every Backwoods Explorer

For many adventurers, the call of the wilderness is simply hard to resist. No experience ever matches the exhilaration of trekking up rocky mountain trails, navigating rapid streams, having coffee by the edge of a cliff, sleeping under the starry night sky or reeling above deep sea wrecks whilst watching the sun set in the vast, open sea. Despite the sense of freedom the backwoods offer, however, every veteran explorer knows there are drawbacks to keep in mind.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

3 Qualities to Check When Shopping for Tents in Camping Stores

Going camping for the first time? Whether you’re having an adventure with friends and family or you’re going solo, the wrong tent can ruin an otherwise enjoyable time-out with nature. There are lots of tents for sale in the Perth market, and choosing the best one that matches your needs and camp destination requires thorough consideration of certain factors.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Boating, Fishing, and Camping with Kids Tips for Your Junior Angler

Any avid angler would love to share their passion for their hobby with their closest peers and family. If you have kids, you probably want them to experience the joys of this recreational activity. You’ll want to immerse them in the outdoors and teach them how to embrace boating, fishing, and camping. You may even consider it a rite of passage for them as well as an excellent bonding experience.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Heading Somewhere Cool This Winter? Get Some Tips from Professional Camping Stores

Aside from considering places of interest, activities, and cost, most people factor in climate conditions when selecting a vacation destination. Winter is quite mild in Perth, which is why many individuals, couples, and groups see fit to leave the city and head to areas where the weather is comfortably cool. In some parts of Western Australia, it could be rainy season as well, so certain destinations warrant thorough preparations.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tips for Finding Genuine Fishing Rods and Gear That Suit Your Needs

Like other products, fishing gear and accessories have undergone refinements in design in recent decades. The latest engineering and production technologies have made it possible for fishing tackle to be more versatile, precise, and efficient. With the best modern fishing equipment to hand, anglers can have a successful and enjoyable fishing expedition every time.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Camping Tents and Other Tips How to Make Your Camping Trip Safer

From a holistic perspective, the general principles for a safe camping trip are relatively simple. It’s all really just a matter of preparing for and adapting to the outdoors. Here are some tips and tricks to make your time spent camping in Australia’s wilderness as fun and enjoyable as possible.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Racing Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks, and More An Overview for Beginners

The Astute Capital Management Winter Series, a 4-race open ocean series, will hold its third leg on July 18, 2015. As one of Western Australia’s most anticipated kayaking events, the race is open to all paddlers and not just to members of the Canoeing Western Australia (CWA) clubs. Race fees are waived for those who enter, and the events are open to all kayakers of different skill levels. Beginners are invited to see if ocean paddling is for them. The event is set to be held at Sorrento Beach, WA.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bait and Tackle Tips for Finding the Right Chartered Fishing Guide

Not every chartered fishing guide in Australia is the same. Finding a highly knowledgeable and experienced one can spell the difference between your fishing trip being the highlight of your vacation and never wanting to go back again.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Getaway Outdoors Offers an Easier, Faster Way to Set Up Outdoors with Air Volution

If you’ve never experienced setting up a tent out in the wild, you might be surprised at how complicated pole assembly can be, especially if you have no idea how many poles you’ll need. A lot of tent models come with pre-attached poles (ostensibly for easy assembly) that still have to be inserted through the sleeves. If you’re not careful, though, you may rip a hole in your tent and let unwanted guests such as bugs and bad weather in.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Want to Camp and Fish at the Same Time — What to Bring

Some people love camping and some people love fishing, but there’s no rule that says you can’t enjoy both at the same time. There are plenty of ideal camping and fishing spots in WA, including the Leeuwin-Naturaliste and D’Entrecasteaux national parks, to name a couple. Either activity is already a lot of fun in itself, but if you’re doing both, there are extra things you need to take along. Consider these items as your camping and fishing trip essentials

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Visit Getaway Outdoors for all your bush camping essentials

"Trees, rivers, hills, grass, rocks, wildlife, sky—few things connect you directly to nature and the elements quite like bush camping does. Western Australia has plenty of wilderness space for camping out well away from any trace of civilisation. If this activity excites you, though, keep in mind that it isn’t as easy as you might imagine. The thought of bush camping is daunting at first. You may worry about encountering trouble in the middle of the night from animals or strangers. These are natural fears, and the more you bush camp, the more you’ll realise it’s actually a pretty safe thing to do. That being said, here’s what you’ll need to buy from trusted camping shops in Perth once you add a bush camping trip to your calendar"

Monday, July 13, 2015

How to Pick Your First Fishing Rod and Reel with helpful advice from your trusted Getaway Outdoors Team Member.

"About five million Aussies find joy in recreational fishing. Some head to the nation’s numerous parks to engage in this activity whenever the opportunity presents itself. Others go all out by engaging in boating, fishing, and camping as a lifelong hobby or sport. In Western Australia, there are numerous opportunities to feed one’s fishing frenzy. Even if you have no prior experience, you might be enticed to try it out and get to see interesting and scenic fishing spots. The epic Kimberley Coast, for example, is one of the country’s largest fishing destinations where you can catch the famous barramundi and other trophy species like sailfish and trevally."

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Find a Tent that’s Cosy for Two

"Gone are the days when camping was only for kids, adventurous groups of friends, or true-blue outdoor enthusiasts. These days, many couples are getting into camping as a dreamy kind of outing, or simply as a way to spice up their relationship. If you find it difficult to see the romance in camping, you ought to know that there are plenty of ways it can become one of the most intimate and enjoyable dates you’ll ever have. Camp beside a lake or a beach, and have fun swimming, boating, or fishing together all day. Go hiking around your campsite in an idyllic forest or mountain, or feast on delectable roasted treats and get to know each other better. Trade stories over a campfire with the starry night as your backdrop, and relax in your small, private nature paradise—a lovely memory you’re bound to remember always."

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Tips to Make Boating, Fishing, and Camping Enjoyable for Beginners

"Western Australia offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. Those who love camping and fishing, in particular, have a wealth of destinations to explore. You can camp along Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park, where you might even spot some kangaroos on the beach. Next, you might want to set up camp on the Hamersley Inlet grounds in the Fitzgerald River National Park and enjoy a delightful sight of a myriad of flowers and other thriving plants. Finally, you should also explore the Francois Peron National Park in Shark Bay, where you can marvel at some rare species. You can also find fishing spots near these camps for novice and advanced anglers alike."

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Camping Stores in Perth Essential Equipment for Camping with Kids

"Meticulous planning is a vital part of every outdoor expedition. From deciding which destination to visit to creating a checklist of everything you’re going to pack, you have to be thorough in your preparations. By doing so, you can avoid getting blindsided by certain issues, such as a rainy weather forecast that would prevent you from fishing, things you’re not allowed to bring to the campsite, and forgetting to bring important items. If you’re planning to go on a camping trip with your kids, you don’t have to worry that it’s going to feel like a Man vs. Wild episode and that you’ll need to unleash your inner Bear Grylls just to survive in the wilderness. Pack all the equipment your family needs, and you can look forward to an outdoor experience that is both comfy and enjoyable."

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Night “Fishing Rod” Took on a New Meaning

"The term “fishing rod” took on a whole new meaning recently in Perth, when legendary rocker Rod Stewart took some time out of his busy concert schedule for a few hours of fishing down at Swan River. According to a man who called 6PR’s breakfast programme on 25 March to tell the story, he, along with his daughter and her boyfriend, set off to cast a line around 10 p.m. the previous evening near Matilda Bay. Around midnight, he heard his daughter screaming in glee. “Do you know a man called Rod Stewart?!” the daughter exclaimed."

Friday, July 3, 2015

Here are 3 of Australia’s Best Camping Locations

"After spending the day hiking and communing with nature, you curl up in your sleeping bag and warm down next to a campfire. You gaze at the glittering night sky and enjoy a few roasted treats before going to sleep. In the morning, you awake to the subtle chirping of birds as the sun starts to peek. Such is the life of a camper. Camping is a cheap and environmentally friendly way to have some good outdoor fun. Why not get up close and personal with Australia’s most sumptuous scenery by going on a camping trip? Visit quality camping shops in Perth, grab the necessary gear, and head out to some of the Land Down Under’s best pitches."

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sit-On-Top and Sit-In Fishing Kayaks in Perth A Brief Comparison

SOT kayaks are like your typical small rowing boats with open spaces. Given Australia’s warm climate, these kayaks are a popular choice amongst amateur and pro anglers. SOT kayaks are also popular since they provide ample storage for fishing gear, a must on any fishing trip that requires your entire collection of lures. Getaway Outdoors is the exclusive dealer in WA for Hobie Fishing Kayaks which are powered by your legs using the miragedrive®. Take a look at our Hobie page on the website for more information on the fantastic range of kayaks.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Useful Tips for Estuary Fishing on a Kayak

South of Mandurah is the Peel-Harvey Estuary, commonly known as Peel Inlet. One of three major lakes in the southern coast of Western Australia, the estuary is a popular boating and fishing destination. The route from Canning Vale is pretty straightforward; just take Highway 2 all the way to Mandurah via Meadow Springs.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Trying to Catch Mangrove Jacks? Get Tips from professional Fishing Shops

"The mangrove jack has both inspired the reverence and the frustration of fishing enthusiasts in Australia. It is a challenging fish to catch since it can grow as big as 1.2 meters in length and up to 10 kilograms in weight, and it usually resides closer to sharp reefs at the bottom of mangrove estuaries. On top of that, its quick and aggressive way of latching onto lures can truly test your skill and strength as an angler or lure fisher. Do you want to try catching mangrove jacks? Heed these tips from experienced fishing shops in Perth so you can have better chances at scoring the exciting sportfish."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

4 Important Tips for Responsible Outdoor Travel

"For many Perth residents, outdoor travel is all about recreation, enjoyment, and freedom from urban life’s structures and regulations. These benefits, however, come with a certain amount of responsibility. When travelling outdoors, you need to be aware that your actions can have an effect on the fragile environment, so whether you’re headed to a mountain destination for a day visit or a weeklong vacation, know that you play an important part in retaining the location’s natural beauty either way. When traveling in the native part of Australia, with sturdy equipment from Perth camping shops like Getaway Outdoors in tow, keep in mind the local people have a unique relationship with their land and water, which entails utmost consideration for the environment. Here are some ways you can show respect for the locals’ spiritual relationship with their surroundings."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Getaway Outdoors Can Provide Beginners All They Need to Start Angling

Western Australia is a great place to start a fishing hobby. With a coastline that stretches 20,781 kilometres and covers two different climates (tropical and temperate), there are many types of saltwater fish you can have biting on your hook. Add to that the many rivers and lakes in the territory and you can add freshwater species to your potential catches. Before you start landing coral trout and West Australian salmon, however, you’ll need proper equipment. Online and in-store fishing shops in Perth like Getaway Outdoors can provide you with a wide selection, but you’ll still need to pick the right ones for yourself. Here are a few tips on how to do that: Rod Your fishing rod is your most essential piece of equipment. The choice of which rod to use depends on which sort of fish you would like to catch. Deep-sea and big game fish are strong and can be a handful; you’ll want rods that can handle the strain.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Be Prepared for the Outdoors Perth Camping Shops Can Provide All You Need

Australia’s great outdoors provide a wide array of excellent vacation spots. To truly enjoy them, though, you may want to forego staying at motels and resorts and experience nature up close by camping. Fortunately, Perth camping shops like Getaway Outdoors have a lot of choices when it comes to the right gear. Here are a few tips to consider when making your pick: Tents You’ll be surprised at just how many varieties quality camping tents for sale come in, ranging from lightweight, instant tents to large, whole-family affairs. The main thing to consider is what your trip requires. If you can’t be bothered to set up and break down a tent, then you may have to settle for just a swag or go the quick and easy instant up tent range. If you’re bringing your family, your choice will depend on the size and shape; a big tent can be heavy to lug around, so you may want to opt for multiple small tents.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Upgrading Your Fishing Tackle - A Guide to selecting the correct Rod

You have a fishing buddy who goes on and on about his latest great catch, and he continues to bug you until you’re finally convinced to join him on a fishing trip. So, is your fishing tackle complete? Do you have the right fishing rod for the trip? Not a lot of anglers, particularly rookies, are that well-versed in choosing the right type of fishing rod for specific types of outings. Fortunately, with a few tips in mind, you can identify what fishing rod to invest in. Before visiting the best fishing shops in Perth, like Getaway Outdoors, consider these few vital factors concerning the hunt for a good rod.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Avoid Food Spoilage while Camping with the Right Camping Gear purchased at Perth Camping Shops

Looking for ideas on sourcing your own food while out camping? Learn how to prepare campground meals, meant to be enjoyed without any worries of spoilage or being pillaged by nature’s critters big and small. With adequate planning and proper gear from trusted Perth camping shops, you can look forward to a collection of peaceful meals in the wild. Gear up properly – One of the most vital pieces of equipment you should bring is an appropriately sized cooler. If you pack one efficiently and use it correctly, you can keep food spoilage at bay and prevent the risk of poisoning. A cooler is absolutely indispensable since harmful bacteria multiply rapidly when they reach a “danger zone” in terms of temperature between 4 and 60 degrees Celsius (40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Repel Bugs with Precautions and Great Tips

Camping is an exciting endeavour, yet it also requires a wealth of understanding and endurance. For one, you’ll have to deal with bugs, especially mosquitoes that can sense you from 100 feet away and feed on your blood. Fortunately, the right amount of camping savvy and appropriate supplies from a local Perth camping store can help you deal with the bug army waiting for you once you step out into the wilderness. Here are a few tips: Use bug repellent – Bug repellent doesn’t make you “invisible” to bugs; it works in a much different way. Insects are attracted to both visual and olfactory cues, and if you tend to be the one whom bugs prefer, blame it on the amount of ammonia in your perspiration. A typical bug repellent works by confusing insects’ sensory receptors, which they use to detect the right hosts, and thereby distracts them from the ammonia you excrete, ultimately sending them the other way.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Perth Camping Stores Making Camping Trips More Fun for Your Kids

Most children look forward to camping as much as enthusiastic adults do. As an inexpensive and fun activity, camping makes good sense to kids who wish to experience freedom outdoors, away from screens, homework, and various after-school activities. Before bringing your kids along, though, you need to heed the following tips for a truly memorable experience in the great outdoors: Gear up – Perhaps the most obvious one on the list, you need to gear up with the help of trusted Perth camping stores to prepare for the extra pairs of small, ultra-active feet you’ll bring along. Aside from purchasing a reliable shelter, you’ll also need to pack other essentials like hand sanitisers (since toilets on the campgrounds may not have running water), and baby wipes for cleaning faces and hands.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Visit a Camping Store in Perth to Get Started on Your Kayaking Journey

Last year, Jason Beachcroft finished his 17-month quest to circumnavigate Australia using only a kayak. Considering that Australia’s coastline is 17,000 kilometres, that’s an impressive achievement. If you feel inspired to follow his footsteps, visiting a Perth camping store like Getaway Outdoors to buy your own kayak is a good first step. With all the different types of kayaks on the market, however, it may be difficult to decide which one to choose for your intended kayak expedition. Here is a basic guide on how to pick the right one. Purpose Your choice of kayak depends on what sort of kayaker you want to be. For example, fishing kayaks in Perth are a familiar sight, with some fishermen taking them out on the coast or nearby rivers. These kayaks, though, are the kind meant to house fishing tackle and the day’s catch, not for white water conditions or for long-term travelling.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Perth Camping Stores like Getaway Outdoors Can Provide You with Fishing Supplies You Need

Fishing is an enjoyable experience, but it can be intimidating for a beginner. Buying bait and tackle for your maiden fishing trip, for example, can be confusing, considering the items you need to buy: a fishing rod, line, hooks, storages boxes, and other things that you may find necessary for your fishing trip. Here are a few tips for buying fishing paraphernalia. Fishing Rod and Reel The fishing rod and reel, which are the most visible part of a fishing tackle, are of course important aspects of the conventional fishing hobby—how else could you catch fish without them? In the past, fishing rods were simple long sticks that held the fishing line and hook. Nowadays, they’ve become sophisticated tools that help you fish better. Reels are a part of the rod as the main means for you to draw your line in once you’ve hooked a fish.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Perth Fishing Shops To Find the Right Rod—Here are the Considerations

Fly fishing: Why do people do it? Is it for fun? Competition? Finding the best gear? Or is it simply about putting a meal on the table? How about you? What's your reason for fly fishing? Perhaps you’re someone who loves the outdoors immensely. Or maybe you’re an apex predator who simply enjoys the hunt. Perhaps you belong to a long line of fly fishers where your grandfather, father, and even your brother fly fished. No matter what your reason may be, it won't matter much if you don't get to enjoy the experience consistently. One of the greatest ways to ensure maximum fishing enjoyment is to have the right rod for the job. Simply put, your fishing rod is your most important fly fishing tackle that can make or break your trip. Having the right rod for the right conditions is critical. To help you find the ideal one when you visit fishing shops in Perth, here are a few useful tips.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Camping Shops in Perth The Biggest Camping Trip Mistakes to Avoid

Camping is one of the most rewarding ways to spend free time. Best of all, it is a great reason for friends and family to get together. If you haven’t gone camping before, you’re probably wondering where to start. Here are mistakes to avoid for the novice camper to make the process a whole lot easier: Not researching the camping place Preparation is an ultimate must in camping, and one of the greatest preparatory steps you could take is to research where you’re going. Read up about the place, how to get there, what the weather is like, what facilities are accessible, etc. Knowing what may come your way gives you the best chance of maximising your camping fun.