Outdoor Gear

Mark Squires

Outdoor Gear & Related Products

Outdoor related products (and links) we have come across that appear to be either useful, interesting or even entertaining. 

Disclaimer: Please note that Outdoors Queensland does not endorse the products listed on this page and will not accept any responsibility for any accidents or injury caused as a result of using these products.

REI Expert Advice Checklists

REI Expert Advice Checklists

Mostly advice on gear, what to do, how to prepare and more …

Source: REI

10 clever camping coffee makers

10 clever camping coffee makers – so you never need to drink instant when outdoors!

What coffee maker for outdoors?   We show you, 10 clever coffee makers, for when you are camping or hiking.

The aroma of a freshly brewed coffee when you are camping is a big highlight.   Some cold mornings, sitting around a campfire, with a cup in hand, is a great and very relaxing way to start your day. Or if you have done a hike, then sitting back, admiring the view whilst you rest is also highly satisfying with a cuppa.

SourceGo Camping Australia





Seamless Global Messaging for Smartphones Is Here

For Anyone Who Ventures Beyond Mobile Coverage
Only ZOLEO connects with your phone or tablet to provide seamless global messaging that follows you in and out of mobile coverage — plus added safety features you can count on world-wide.

Grayl Water Purifier

GRAYL® Ultralight Purifier [+Filter] Bottle

Purification and filtration in [ONE PRESS]. The world’s most efficient and convenient purifier bottle makes safe, clean drinking water from virtually any fresh water source in the world — in only 15 seconds.

Rescue Beacons

Rescue Beacons

Wild has launched an e-commerce site, rescuebeacons.com.au, that sells most of the leading PLBs available in the Australian market, including KTI, McMurdo, Kannad, Ocean Signal, and ACR

A PLB is a small investment that can be life saving in the event of an accident, injury, or just getting lost while out bush. Anyone heading into the back country should consider carrying a PLB.

inReach Explorer

inReach Explorer

Navigate, create waypoints, log your trip and find your way back. Send and receive text messages. Trigger an interactive SOS. Plan, track and share your journey. You can do all of this from one rugged handheld device with 100% global coverage from Iridium. You can also pair it with your mobile device to access topographic maps.

Ezygonow Waste Systems


Ezygonow’s vision is to provide Australian outdoor enthusiasts freedom in adventure. Whether it be camping, hiking, rock-climbing, hunting, four-wheel driving tours, fishing, kayaking, Ezygonow envisages hassle-free outdoor experiences for all with Cleanwaste products never far away.

Our Story
Ezygonow was founded by an Australian family who love the outdoors. With convenience high on their priority list, they realised there was a need for such high-quality, compact and portable products in the Australian market. To satisfy the needs of all outdoor adventurers in Australia and to eliminate the stress of people wondering where they are “going to go” next it was obvious that introducing these Cleanwaste products in Australia was paramount. And so, Ezygonow was formed.

Our Products
Ezygonow provides Cleanwaste products which are suitable for a variety of markets including, but not limited to, outdoor, emergency and disaster services, defence forces, home and institutional healthcare, transportation, construction and mining.

Continuous Belay System

Continuous Belay System

This system enables participants to progress on the trails without the possibility of becoming unlocked.
Passive system, of class E (the highest in the category of safety systems).

From Vert Voltige Innovation



  • The only Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) ensuring complete safety on all your existing routes.
  • Prevents* falls and your possible liability. Greater peace of mind for you. (*under normal use).
  • A training product with which the user remains in full control of the progression in complete safety.
Zen Backpacking Stoves

Zen Backpacking Stoves

Looks like an interesting and useful resource on all things ‘stove’

Interesting Articles and Resources

How to dress in layers when its cold outside

How to dress in layers when its cold outside

With cooler weather and being outdoors, what you wear is important.  The way to dress for whatever the weather throws at you is by layering your clothing.  You need to dress for the elements.  The layers apply to summer and winter, but we are going to focus more on keeping warm. And this is the guide to help you do it right!

There are 3 key layers

  • The base layer
  • The mid layer
  • The outer layer … Read More

Source: Go Camping Australia

Grey Imports

Grey Imports

Grey Import (noun) – a product sold into Australia without the specific permission of the manufacturer. Also known as a parallel import. 

When buying something from overseas for use in a commercial setting, there are some absolute caveats that can’t be ignored.

Article courtesy of Equipped Outdoors


First Aid: allaid supplies

allaid supplies


(in association with Equipped Outdoors)

All Aid First Aid is a contemporary and dynamic first aid training company renowned for highly practical and realistic training programs – All Aid First Aid provides tailored training to a range of clients including the Australian Army and Navy, power stations, adventure companies, corporations and schools. Please click here to be directed to the All Aid First Aid website.

Equipped Outdoors is a specialised, direct to industry supplier of outdoor and roping equipment. Equipped is a supplier to organisations such as Emergency Services, NSW Dept. Sport & Recreation and Outward Bound Australia and offers great service backed by experienced outdoor professionals and over 10 years in business. Please click here to be directed to the Equipped website.

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