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DeLorme and SPOT connect
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Okay so this is a very cool toy, you will all know or have heard of the spot messenger, well picture that with a GPS and the ability to send custom messages from the one device. More info…Continue

Tags: connect, SPOT, and, DeLorme

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Jan 13, 2010.

Youth dies during bushwalk - ABC news
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Raises the topic of hiking safely. I often hike solo, however are comfortable in my ability to survive if needed. I also take as many precautions before I go out and while I am hiking. Very sad…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wallace May 15, 2010.

Ticks, what are they are how to treat them
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The most common tick that West Australian's will encounter while out in the bush is the common "bush tick" or Haemaphysalis longicornis. Longicornis meaning oval or long body.Ticks are most active in…Continue

Tags: de-ticker, toxins, remove, ticks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rean du Toit Jan 2, 2013.

Photos on Trailtalk

Hi all,Great to see so many photos have been upload to trailtalk, we are now at over 400.I'm sure you all have some of you favourite trip.If you are unsure where the photos are on the site check out…Continue

Started Dec 30, 2009


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I maintain the section of the track from the corner of the private property in North Bannister to the White Horse Hills Camp Site


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Post a blog and win - my submission

Ok so I wrote this article some time back for Backpackinglight magazine in relation to transitioning from a heavy hiker to a light weight style. You can read it here;

The article touches on one of my most memorable hikes and that was being able hit the trail with a total pack weight (for one overnight) of 6.5… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2010 at 4:02pm

Dehydrated Meals

Spotted these in one the hiking stores today. They seem to be a little healthier than some of the competitive brands as they do not contain presevatives, and I also like the fact they are Australian made.

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 12:58pm

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At 8:15pm on April 18, 2010, Erica Petrucci said…
Thanks Mark for message. I just finished my Bibbulmun end to ender ( in sections) a couple of weeks ago. It was awesome. Will post photos soon. Take care ciao Erica :)
At 3:16pm on March 22, 2010, Ryan Munro said…
Cheers Mark
At 10:08pm on January 16, 2010, Mark McLauchlin said…
Now that would have been a great sight, nothing better in my opinion and who cares if you get a little wet hey?

At 8:49pm on January 16, 2010, Matt Silvester said…
Hi Mark, Walked your section in June 2008 and saw a couple of Wedge-tailed Eagles up very close. Also enjoyed watching thunder and lightening roll in from every direction from the top of Boonerring Hill (we got down before it hit). Nice section.
At 6:55pm on December 20, 2009, KEITH BENNETT said…
Hi mark it was on the trail near Wilsons inlet Denmark
At 1:00am on December 18, 2009, Lennard &Daphne Koster-Bloemkolk said…
Hi Mark! Thanks for the invitation. Now we have a friend ;)

We feel slightly ashamed for the nr of pics we've uploaded, oops. But we're glad you like them.

White horse hill campsite was very pretty after the hail, and white indeed.

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