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About ozwalk

My interest is long distance walking in natural environments. I am returning to this after my middle years of family, full time work etc. As part of this is a quest to go lighter.

MYOG Bicycle Panniers

We are off the Denmark for 11 weeks this (southern) winter with me carrying the bags.  My partner is working there but I plan to be off exploring as much as possible.  I have decided to take my bike as Denmark … Continue reading

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Sick of losing tent pegs?

Tent pegs are tricky blighters, ducking away into the undergrowth at the drop of a tent. Apart from carrying spares the best we can do to minimise losses is to nobble their roaming habits in some manner. We need a method that: keeps track … Continue reading

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Australia’s 2,000 metre peaks

All of mainland Australia’s 2,000+ metre peaks are contained in a small area 40 km by 18 km in the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales. Before anybody draws my attention to it, I am purposefully ignoring Mount McClintock … Continue reading

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Cook kit options

It seems to be impossible to get my cook kit just right.  I keep buying pots and stoves trying to find the perfect combination, but finally seem to be settling on three setups.  In this post I introduce the pots. … Continue reading

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Walking the GR52

I have just revived my web site where I plan to publish details of some of my walks.  The first is the GR52 in the French Alps which I walked in 2004 as the final section of my North Sea … Continue reading

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Tent footprints – worth using?

I recently bought a Terra Nova Laser Comp to replace my Macpac Microlite for a saving of just over 1kg.  While the Macpac is a great tent it certainly isn’t microlight, but it handled quite severe conditions for a 1 … Continue reading

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Some opening remarks

Welcome to my blog! The topic I intend to blog about is lightweight bushwalking, particularly long distance walks.  The walks I have done and have in the planning stages cover Australia (home) as well as Europe (including the UK – … Continue reading

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