Outdoors

Team Venom Kids’ Shirts

Made from 155gsm polyester birdseye fabric, these jerseys have the ability to manage moisture by wicking it away from the skin, and the material can breathe, keeping the kids cool while they concentrate on fishing. Coming in kids’ sizes from 4 through to 14, the Team Venom kids’ jerseys are generous in sizing to allow the kids to grow into …

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Toyota launches “all-seeing” LandCruiser 200 Series

Toyota has released the ultimate “all-seeing” LandCruiser 200 Series – a top-of-the-line Sahara with innovative camera applications that make it easier than ever to perform manoeuvres from off-road driving to parking. Drivers can now obtain a panoramic view around the Sahara using four cameras – front, rear and in the side mirrors – to provide added confidence with the placement …

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Compact SR Xtreme Compound Bow Review

In the field By pure chance, I had a road trip into the bush planned before I first saw the SR Xtreme bow. Naturally I took it along for an ideal opportunity to test it in real hunting situations. It wasn’t until reaching the Mallee Country of the Victorian-South Australian border region that the first opportunity for a hunt came along. After …

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Bowhunting tracking tips

AS bowhunters, we spend a lot of time practising and perfecting our bowhunting technique, or finding stray arrows in my case. Stalking prey with bow in hand is one of mankind’s oldest traditions and it is in this situation where the true essence of bowhunting can really be felt. Like many aspects of bowhunting, stalking requires a high level of …

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BlackWolf Brings Its Own Quilt

THE designers from BlackWolf are well versed in the art of adventure on all levels, from the smallest expedition to the longest journey. But if you’re travelling alone or don’t want to share, you can zip up the sides and instantly transform it into a roomy single-sized sleeping bag fit for a king. Made with super-tough TC canvas, the BYOQ …

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Sage-smoked chicken skewers with smoked peanut sauce

A delicious alternative to your ordinary chicken skewers. This recipe adds a beautiful smoked flavour, making the dish something truly special to be enjoyed on any occasion. INGREDIENTS 3 chicken breasts 10 sage leaves Marinade: 3 tbsp soy sauce Juice of one lime 70ml oil 1 tsp grated ginger 1 bunch chopped fresh coriander  or parsley Salt and pepper Skewer …

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Have your say on the rehabilitation of Lagoons Creek

A CONCEPT plan for the rehabilitation of Lagoons Creek in West Mackay is open for public comment until the end of the month. Mackay Regional Council and Reef Catchments are currently planning stage two of rehabilitation activities at Lagoons Creek, with the aim of improving the creek’s health and amenity. A total of $200,000 in funding from council’s Natural Environment Levy and …

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Electric smoking oven makes smoking easy

With the Muurikka Electric Smoking Oven you can create delicious healthy and tasty meals without the fuss of fire or hot beads. WE all need to eat, however times are changing as people search for new ways to deliver on the traditional meat and three veg meal. Awareness and respect for food has also changed, especially with the number of cooking …

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Take extra care during dingo whelping season

AS fishers descend on Fraser Island for tailor season and families prepare for the September school holidays, rangers are reminding everyone to avoid interaction with dingoes, follow safety advice and report any negative interactions. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service principal ranger Fraser Coast Ross Belcher said tailor season and September holidays both coincided with dingo whelping season; a time of …

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Autism Queensland receives $11,000 donation from Cooktown Crusaders

AUTISM Queensland recently received an $11,774 donation from the Cooktown Crusaders who raised the funds in June via their annual 4572km Brisbane to Cooktown Ride for Autism. Now in its third year, 13 riders braved wet weather and treacherous conditions over 16 days from June 6-21, 2015 to raise funds and awareness for autism. Cooktown Crusaders founders Peter Sheppard and …

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