Category: Reviews

Review: VicOffroad Folding Fire Pit + Grill

Some of the best camping memories are created around a campfire. Toasting marshmallows, cooking a meal, and sharing a story or two. However, an increasing number of campsites are now restricting campfires to fire pits – whether be existing ones on site or portable ones you can take along yourself.     Keen to get ourselves a folding fire pit we shopped around for a little while. A lot of the fire pits we found were bulky, heavy, or expensive. When we partnered with VicOffroad to review a few of their products this fire pit & grill was the first...

Review: VicOffroad Rapid Tyre Deflator

The term “airing down” has become synonymous with the start of an adventure for any keen offroad driver. We all know that dropping tyre pressures a few PSI helps increase the footprint of our tyres on the tracks, improving traction and getting us over some of the more challenging surfaces. Airing down is essential for tackling the soft sand of the desert or beach, the mud on some of the infamous 4-wheel-drive tracks, or even just to help you hold the road on rough corrugations.     We had the opportunity to test out the rapid tyre deflator from VicOffroad,...

Review: Coleman Camp Oven & Scone Recipe

Space is always a premium when travelling light in just a four wheel drive. Our next big trip will be to the Simpson Desert. Being that remote means we need to be completely self-sufficient – there’s no corner store for buying milk or snacks! Being someone who loves to cook at home I was keen to find a way to make our usual favourites like fresh scones, cakes, baked desserts, and perhaps even a roast. On past trips when we’ve had a bit more storage available we’ve taken the Weber Baby Q barbecue. Unfortunately its bulky, heavy, and just not...

Review: Mini Box Photo Book

As someone who enjoys photography and travel I like having mementos to look back on once I’m home – a way to share the memories with friends and family. Photo books are a great way to do that. I’d planned to put together a photo book of our Cape York trip last year but somehow hadn’t found the time. A Groupon deal was the motivation I needed. I’d never heard of the Mini Box website before so didn’t really know what to expect with quality or speed of delivery, but I was pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. I’m not going to say...