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Camper Trailer Australia

Camper Trailer Australia Issue 160

Relaunched in May 2017, and specialising in the world of campers and adventure trips, CAMPER magazine is for those who ‘have a penchant for good banter around the campfire and beer tasting in five-million star locations’. With a bold new design and revitalised content line-up, CAMPER will showcase the best in campers, feature characters, hero destinations, gear and technology, DIY hints and techniques and a celebration of an adventurous lifestyle through Aussie eyes.

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12 Issues

in this issue

7 min
it won’t happen to me

As many of us were kicking back enjoying some well-earned time off around a campsite last January, at least three fellow travellers were doing it tough in the Aussie outback. One couple got bogged in sand. Without enough water on board, they left their vehicle and then spent days lost in remote South Australia without food or water. Over the same period, a man got lost in Queensland. His car was bogged too. Having turned down the wrong track, he kept driving. Eighteen days later, he was found by a farmer. All three individuals are incredibly lucky. They were found by third parties by sheer chance, and were all lost in remote areas where passing traffic and would-be saviours are as scarce as feathers on a fish. The sad thing is, incidents…

12 min
go further

In 1859 Charles Darwin proposed what has become known as the theory of evolution, in which organisms continually vary, with beneficial changes being retained to enhance the survival chances and success of the species. Like any good organism, camper trailers, if they are to thrive and succeed, will accumulate improvements as they are put through the diverse and often difficult paths on the road to satisfying their owners’ whims. The BRS Sherpa, winner of its category at the 2019 Camper Trailer of the Year, might have been good enough to beat out its opponents back then, but through a series of incremental changes it’s now even better as it braces itself to take on 2021’s camper contest. Now tagged as the Gen II, the camper has accumulated lots of days in…

3 min
seeing the difference

SUNNIES HAVE been an integral part of my life since the days of being a surf grommet on the beach — probably more so than trying to add to the cool surfer dude look of sun-bleached hair and a tanned face. Nonetheless, it was eye protection and funny enough that the trend back in the 80’s were top of the range Varnets, costing a whopping $20–30. Through the years, sunglass technology has come a long way, particularly in the fishing and boating game. I’ve been pedantic about looking after my eyes and have been through the numerous quality brands of glass lens sunnies over the years. It’s been a costly exercise, but one worth it. I have found lens delaminating after around a year and half being one of the bigger…

2 min
safety first in nsw national parks

IT WILL SURPRISE FEW that domestic travel and outdoor adventuring within Australia is currently experiencing a spike in popularity due to the absence of international travel for the foreseeable future. In response to this surge, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and NSW Police Force have joined forces to promote a new bush safety initiative to national park visitors planning a remote adventure or multi-day trip this year. Dubbed ‘Think Before You TREK,’ the initiative aims to help ensure that park visitors — especially those who may be travelling alone or are less experienced — are adequately informed and prepared, in order to enjoy a safe bushwalking experience, hike, or remote adventure. The two organisations have collated this simple safety guide to outline how best to reduce the risk of mishaps…

2 min
it’s a wrap

Thanks to the power of Redarc, we were welcomed to Port Macquarie with open arms, and what turned out to be our biggest event ever ran like clockwork. The heavens opened the week before we arrived, not that we were complaining though — it added a little spice to the content shoot. The owners of Redbankway were brilliant hosts for our camper finalists as they crawled up sodden hills, and through flooded creeks followed closely by our awesome photographers and videographers. Our Showcase Day on the Saturday drew an enormous crowd, who enjoyed being able to look over so many campers and talk to the people behind the brand, as well as enjoy the market and food stalls that shared Westport Park with us. Thanks to the Port Macquarie Hastings Council…

1 min
fast facts

Regardless of where you’re going on your travels, it’s handy to reflect on a few facts of life: • Up to 60 per cent of the human adult body is water. • The average adult man needs 2.6 litres of water a day. • The average adult woman needs 2.1 litres of water a day. • Those 65 years old and over lose about two litres a day. • The body can get about 20 per cent of its total water requirements from food alone. • Water loss increases in hot weather (the desert) and, with prolonged activity, especially without acclimatisation. • Babies, children, and the elderly are at the highest risk of dehydration.…