Hey guys! Sorry, it's been a long time but a lot has been happening in the world of Kellz Escapadez. Since my last post, I have been asked to blog for Snowys and have just recently had my first post published on their site! You can check it out here. Please hit that thumbs up.... Continue Reading →

Mambray to Alligator Gorge & Back

It's been sooooooooo long since I've done a decent hike and haven't even used my new pack properly yet so, during my days off work I made a plan to do the Alligator Gorge hike from Mambray Creek. Even though I've already done it I just wanted to use my pack, get out there and... Continue Reading →

Kellz Ultimate Day Hike Packing List

As you know, there are a few things that we simply can't or shouldn't go on a day hike without (depending on the length and/or difficulty), so I just wanted to make a 'Kellz ultimate day hike packing list' for you. One of these things is, of course, a backpack. My Pack My day pack... Continue Reading →

Saucony Peregrine 6s Conquer Mt Lofty

When you find heaven in a shoe! That was my first thought when I tried on the Saucony Peregrine 6s. So comfortable with the perfect fit. I couldn’t believe it! Plus, I was in a Kathmandu store and did not expect to find ANY trail runners in there. Previous Purchases Ok, for those who don’t... Continue Reading →

ANOTHER New Hiking Tent

Last week I invested in yet another hiking tent. It's a Nemo Dagger 2P. I wanted something bigger than a one person but didn't want to carry a mass of extra weight. This one fits the requirement at only 1.7 kgs total packed weight and if I wanted to go even lighter during the warmer... Continue Reading →

St Mary Peak Hike with Friends

A little while ago now I grabbed two of my friends and dragged them along to conquer St Mary Peak with me, the tallest mountain in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, standing at 1,170 m. The Plan ...was to set up a base camp in Wilpena Pound Resort and take two days to do the... Continue Reading →

Black Range Trek

There was one overnight hike I had left to do in Mt Remarkable National Park and that was the Black Range Trek - 48kms return from Mambray Creek. My Plan ...was do it over three days and spend two nights camping on trail at two different bush camps. Following the yellow trail, The Racecourse camp... Continue Reading →

Camp Set-ups Part 2

So, after doing a lot of research on some different types of camping styles there are on offer, from camper trailers, off-road caravans and roof top tents, normal tents to the humble swag or "bushie" set-up, I decided I didn't like the idea of towing anything but wanted something more than the simple tent I'd have... Continue Reading →

Camp Set-ups Part 1

I guess I'm known as someone who goes camping a lot. I love it and I can't help myself. Whether it be riverside, in the desert, bush or by the beach I don't mind. I'd probably prefer the bush because I grew up bush camping and absolutely love and respect reptiles, however, I now live... Continue Reading →

Gear Replacements and Upgrades

Thought I'd make a post about the specific things I replaced with something different or upgraded. It might save some people time and money if they're just starting out however some people might prefer the stuff I've put aside so each to their own I guess 🙂 I'll start with the things I had changed... Continue Reading →

Into the South Australian Wild

... for me anyway. So I got my pack packed the night before. First time using my new Osprey Viva 50L pack and I'm impressed. You can tell they've really thought about the pack's design because everything just works and feels natural. I also got a 3L water bladder for it as well. The Osprey water bladder... Continue Reading →

Camping or Hiking?

I've been thinking (it hurt) whether I should write a few posts about camping and my set-ups with that as it's not the season for overnight hiking in Australia so my blog would be stagnant, like the water around that hasn't been fried by the sun yet. I'm just not sure what to do about... Continue Reading →

New Sleeping Mat!

I've been anxiously waiting for the Sea To Summit sleeping mats to come out and finally I have one! I went to Snowy's in Adelaide last Tuesday and bought myself the Comfort Light Regular Insulated sleeping mat, as well as a few other things: I picked up so many that the sales guys gave me a box... Continue Reading →

My Gear In Detail

Just wanted to make a quick post about some of the gear I use in a little more detail. What's Inside My Pack ^ From left to right: fleece wrapped in rain jacket grey dry-compression-sack for clothes (by clothes I mean thermals for sleeping in, a change of socks and a pair of undies for each... Continue Reading →

Hidden Gorge with Friends!

After my last hiking adventure out to Alligator Gorge and back testing out the Sea To Summit Specialist Solo shelter and finding myself extremely disappointed with it, I went on the hunt again for another hiking tent. Searched online for a while on numerous websites before finding the Big Sky Revolution 1P tent. Big Sky... Continue Reading →

Second Hike-in Camp Adventure

Excitedly, I packed the car for another camping and hiking adventure. Feeling a cold coming on I figured I was going to sweat it out! Being in the fresh air always helps as well. I was planning on doing the Mambray Creek to Alligator Gorge Hike which is only 13kms/8.1miles one way, so 26kms/16.2miles all... Continue Reading →

A few more things before my next adventure

I lied at the bottom of my last post, whoopsie, I thought I went on another adventure before my next shopping trip but I couldn't because of work so I've just got this little trip to Adelaide first. My last shopping trip was on the 24th of August when I ordered the Sea To Summit... Continue Reading →

Shopping Trip Take Two

On Saturday the 22nd of August I drove down to Melbourne for the National 4x4 & Outdoors Show the following day but on the Monday after that I went on another shopping mission mainly to source the Sea To Summit gear I'd researched online. I had a few things in mind that I wanted to... Continue Reading →

First Overnight Hike

It was Thursday the 13th of August when I left home for the 2-hour drive to Mount Remarkable National Park (my home away from home) to embark on the nice 18km/11.2mile Hidden Gorge Hike. It could be broken up over 2 days by staying at Hidden Camp, a bush camp not quite halfway on the loop trail... Continue Reading →

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