This Is The Gear I Swear By.

Getting ready to set off on your own adventure?

Well these are the tools that I personally tried and tested, I know they will be valuable to you and wont let you down!


Photography And Video:

I love my GoPro, it has been the way I've captured most of the footage from my travels. It's a super reliable tool, with lots of extra kit available to help use it in adventure activities. I use it for time-lapse's and action packed footage, but it's great for photo's too. Check out our guide to taking amazing photo's on your go-pro. Below is a quick example of what it can do! (With a bit of video editing haha!)


If your planning on taking some photos of the Milky way and the stars then these little guy is a must! It can be set up pretty much anywhere... you can curl it round a tree branch, set it up on an uneven rock, or hang it upside down if needed. We really recommend this over a traditional tripod, below is an example of the kind of photo you can take while the GorillaPod keeps the camera steady:


My Canon G16 has been my most exciting acquisition since I left home. It has transformed my photography from basic phone photos, to some ridiculously awesome shots. I can highly recommend it as an affordable travel camera. Below is just one example of what it can do, who says you need a DSLR to take great photos!!

The canon G16 didn't let me down at this amazing moment!


Backpacker Must-Haves:

This little baby is my pride and joy, after putting up with listening to music through my phone for a year on the road, I went ahead and treated myself to an upgrade.. It may be a little bit heavy but just get rid of a few extra clothing items haha! The sound quality is amazing, I did a lot of research before buying it so you can be sure this will impress!

You never know when a downpour can happen.. having this bag has actually saved my laptops life, really! I had left it under a wooden bed in a tent on Fraser Island whilst at work, and all of a sudden rains unheard of on a Australian summers day flooded the whole campsite.. I rushed back to find the laptop in a puddle! My heart skipped a beat.. but the bag had saved me from a unwanted expensive replacement :D I definitely recommend!

These baby's can pack quite some charge! You never know when your gonna be stranded without power, and this thing could save your life! I have been able to charge my phone about 3/4 times from one charge on this portable battery.

I really cant recommend these little guys enough, they make packing your bag so much easier!! You can sort your tops into one bag, your bottoms into another and just generally keep your bag much more easy to sort out.

This little tool has been one of the most useful things I've carried around with me, I never thought I'd get so much use out of it! It can open your beers, cut your hair/beard/nails, pry open cans, spread butter, cut up food and so much more! A must have.


Books:

We really enjoyed this book about how our world is changing from that of our materialist parents with the millennial shift into more minimalist and experiential values. Definitely worth checking out! 

If you are into minimalism, then this in depth book written by Hannah and formatted by me is top notch! It will challenge your relationship with your 'stuff' and question your meaning for buying on a deeper level.

What a fantastic read, I finished it in record time because I simply couldn't stop wanting to know what was going to happen next! If your into video games, 80's films, 80's music or sci-fi be it retro or futuristic, this book will satisfy the geek within you to no end.

I felt like I was watching an animated movie the whole time I read this, be it a kinda dark thriller with cute bees! If you like the idea of standing up, not following the crowd and finding out what goes on behind closed doors then you will love following the mystery of this book! If you read one book about bees this year, let it be this.


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