Snowys Camping Show

Snowys Camping Show

The Snowys Camping Show is a podcast for outdoor adventurers, who love spending every spare minute they have exploring. Tune in each week for your dose of outdoor fun, advice, and information on camping, 4x4, caravanning, hiking, bushwalking, and more that you can listen to when you're not adventuring.

Episodes

August 15, 2022 27 min

Ben and Lauren’s friendship is built on a solid foundation of understanding, patience, and compassion. Put it this way: if their friendship was a tent, some may say their tough PVC flooring is robust enough to not require the added protection of a groundsheet…

In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, our gear gurus discuss the necessity – or lack thereof – of groundsheets in both camping and hiking tents. From mesh that defies th...

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Snowys’ resident caravanning expert Kevin is fit for the rough and tumble of off-road travel, all thanks to his fool-proof fix-it kit of trusted tools and tricks. In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, outdoor enthusiasts Ben and Lauren hitch a ride with Kev to learn what he keeps in his spare part compartment.

From the shackles and buckles, to the spares for repairs – Kev reveals all that allow him a quick-sticks recovery in t...

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August 1, 2022 31 min

From the flood lights drenching darkness with daylight, to the pocket-sized torches casting a spotlight on what's ahead – in this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren discuss the variety of portable lighting options that best suit our campsite parties and after-dark outdoor endeavours.

For those feeling in the dark about personal camp lighting, our gear gurus share some of the brightest lightbulb moments of the out...

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From putting a stop to sandy sleeping bags, to advice for adverting mice from your Tupperware – your campsite questions are covered in Part 2 of our fourth Q&A episode.

Sweep off the sand, butter the damper - and prepare to get bogged down in campsite fails, the camp food we praise, and the clobber we've bailed on.

For links to everything mentioned in this episode, check out our show notes:
https://www.snowys.com.au/blog/podca...

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To the caravanners stuck off-track without a plug for their tyre puncture, the light sleepers who’ve woken to their backbone cold and flat against the floor through a deflated mat, and the adventurers scanning shelves, sites, and profiles for potential gear upgrades – we see you.

To the foodies looking to extend their campsite cuisine, the gadget geeks busting for another JetBoil in their cookware collection, and the ever-evolving o...

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July 11, 2022 45 min

From sitting upright at suppertime to sinking further into serenity – over time, the humble household chair has taken shape to better suit outdoor dynamics. Be you a deluxe outdoorsman looking to indulge in padded comfort by the coals, or an ultra-light traveller after compact, stackable campsite tackle – there’s a chair for every pair of cheeks.

In this week’s episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren take a seat to discus...

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Remember a few weeks ago when Ben and Lauren spoke for thirty whole minutes about tent pegs? Same. Remember how impressed, albeit surprised, you were? Same. Could you handle any more peg-talk? Neither.

Hear us out, though – what if there was an entirely new conversation to be had on the humble, handy, unpretentious tent peg? Would you spare another thirty minutes? ‘YES,’ we hear you shout into your smartphone while your hiking tent ...

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Ever walked into an outdoor store (*cough* Snowys *cough*), asked for advice on a product, and wondered how there could possibly be so much to say about a single swag pole

Let’s tap into that.

In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren chat with Supa Peg’s Sales Manager Isaac about everything from poles, pegs, and steel spreader bars, to plastic componentry and quality control. In that, Isaac educates us on what’s req...

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June 20, 2022 40 min

Be them paperback maps scribbled with the curves and contours of rural Australia, or online platforms for those following the footprints of fellow adventurers across beaches, base camps, and bucket-list locations – there are many resources that lead the way to the best campsites in our outback-yard.

In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren detail the various modes by which to identify, plan for, and book into the c...

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Far from the concrete complexes of the metropolitan maze, Kev from the Snowys warehouse recently hit the rough and tumble of Australia’s outback on his off-road adventure along the Oodnadatta Track.

In this week’s episode of the Snowys Camping Show, outdoor experts Ben and Lauren sit down with our accomplished caravanner to discuss his venture along the sunburnt, red-dirt roads between Adelaide and Alice Springs, bypassing the barre...

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June 6, 2022 26 min

It’s raining, it’s pouring… someone tore the awning…

Be it unwelcome wet weather, or rustling gusts and gales with relentless gusto – hold on to your hats for this week’s episode of the Snowys Camping Show as Ben and Lauren detail the shelter options most ideal for winter.

From airtent technology and gazebo goals, to heavy-duty tarp and gumwood poles – it’s time to huddle in as our outdoor experts (literally) cover off the better mea...

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May 30, 2022 38 min

From cupping hot coffee mugs on frosted rocks, to plodding the tail end of sodden trails back to basecamp – camping in the cooler months is a tight-knit blend of serene winter scenes and cosy, creature comforts.  

In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren strip back the layers to reveal how to stay warm during brutal outback winters. Be it hotspots in pockets, or hot coals under camp chairs – our gear gurus bivvy do...

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From the products that provide behind-the-bar value beer at basecamp, to Crocs tinkering with gadgets and bracelets fitted with fix-it kits for outdoor dynamics – some camping gear is too weird for words.

…Until Ben and Lauren find twenty-three products, thirty-three minutes, and two microphones.

In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, our outdoor experts unpack the camping gear on the cusp of clever and the tackle that barely ti...

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May 16, 2022 23 min

There’s no questioning that triangles are the superior shape. At school, we asked mum to cut our sandwiches into triangular pieces because it improved the flavour tenfold (duh). That goes for pizza too – slicing into square slabs only leaves behind those annoying almost-slices, wasted on the edges. No one likes an almost-slice.

In fact, triangles are so celebrated that we even have a theory to determine the length of the hypotenuse ...

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May 9, 2022 35 min

Get your dehydration stations ready – on this week's podcast we’re catching up with Kate Grarock to talk all things DIY meal prep for your lightweight adventure!

Join the conversation over on our Facebook group:
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Head to snowys.com.au for all your gear needs:
https://www.snowys.com.au

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May 2, 2022 30 min

 Picture a tent peg. Yes, a tent peg. That metal, malleable, 25-ish-centimetre rod with a kink at the top, tapped into the earth through the eyelet of a tent, swag, or shelter for added security. That description was under 30 words – but in this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren discuss tent pegs for 30 minutes.

Yep, it’s possible.

From standard to sand pegs, our outdoor experts talk the types that best suit your c...

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April 26, 2022 35 min

From leaving home for the SeaLink dock, to a seafood cone on the Stokes Bay rocks – Lauren and her partner Jesse recently explored the nooks, crannies, and crevices located thirteen kilometres off the coast of South Australia on the beauty-bountiful Kangaroo Island.

Be it sandboarding the Little Sahara dunes, or foraging along the starfish-flecked shores of Bales Beach – in this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Lauren dives into ...

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Chill out – considering a fridge for your caravan or camp vehicle doesn’t have to be challenging. From the hum of a compressor fridge to the fumes of a gas-powered – the pitfalls and benefits of portable refrigeration depend on what a camper requires on their travels.

In this episode of the Snowys Camping Show, Ben and Lauren keep their cool as they discuss the ins and outs of portable refrigeration with caravan expert Kevin, from t...

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Let’s cut the crap.

From roadside long drops to campsite stop-overs, it’s now common for patches of our sunburnt country to appear dappled with a soft, white material – and news flash, it’s not snow.

With camping an increasingly popular activity around the country, portable toilet practices are becoming more necessary than before. Throughout this episode, Ben and Lauren waste no time in flushing poor toileting approaches down the dra...

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March 28, 2022 30 min

As we translate this podcast episode into written form, the frustrating yet all-too-familiar jagged red line scribbles itself across the pages, underscoring the same word: ‘swent’. Grammarly suggests alternatives like ‘sweet’, ‘sent’, and ‘went’, only twisting the knife further into the somewhat sensitive discussion that surrounds whether the combination of a swag and a tent has an official name.

In the most in-tents episode of the ...

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