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Darche Blog — April 27, 2017

ANTI-CAMPER TO HAPPY-CAMPER | Easter Camping Revolutionised.

That one word that sends shivers down some peoples spines – CAMPING. Read more…

Darche Blog — March 30, 2017

Easter Camping – How To Get It Right

So you want your family to engage in something a little different than the standard routine of sitting around the table feasting on food that has taken hours to prepare – only to crash on the couch after lunch when the afternoon sleepiness hits you. You want to tell your family, let’s just load the car and get away for the weekend. But then it dawns on you... Read more…

Daniel Lee — February 17, 2017

If there is a will, there’s a way

Work to Live, don’t Live to Work. By now, if you have ever actually got to the bottom of one of my blogs (can’t blame you if you haven’t, I do tend to rabbit on a bit...) that statement will be familiar to you. I try to live by it as closely as possible, seems from the correspondence I've been receiving of late, so too are a fair mob of you. Read more…

Graham Cahill — October 22, 2014

The journey, not the destination

“It’s about the journey not the destination.” A much used (perhaps often over used) quote seen on motivational posters and self-help guides the world over. Despite the slightly corny connotation, it’s a maxim I try to focus on where possible; given my movements this year it’s been fairly easy to do. However I’ve just returned home from a trip that highlighted this concept above any other in a long while. Read more…

Graham Cahill — September 18, 2014

The High Country in Winter

A recent trip up into the wilds of the Victorian high country during the middle of winter (not to mention the very best snow season the region has experienced in 20 odd years) got me to thinking about gear and how to use it. Trust me, there is nothing like a 100kmph wind while camped at 1500m ASL with the threat of snow to get a bloke questioning his gear (and sanity). Read more…

Graham Cahill — August 14, 2014

Shake Things Up

The old adage of there being no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation rings very true when one lives in the south west of WA. This last week or two has seen some of the very best and very worse of winter weather. By bad luck or poor management however, my free time has coincided only with the wetter and windier side of the scale. It’s been something of a shock to the system given I have just spent the better part of a month in tropical north Queensland. Read more…

Graham Cahill — July 15, 2014

Matching The Hatch

In the secretive world of the sweet water fly fishermen, there is a term known as “matching the hatch”. As it suggests, the meaning behind the saying is present your fly based on what is hatching or rather, “working” in nature at present. If there is a burst of flying ants; use a similar looking flying. If trout are rising and taking ants off the surface, there is little point in using a sinking wet fly. Matching the hatch is reliable and gets results. Read more…

Graham Cahill — June 20, 2014

Inspiration From Many

It’s not lost on me that I live a life far less than ordinary. That’s no fluke, it’s something I’ve navigated towards since I was in primary school (I distinctly remember looking at what was normal and shunning it from an early age). Yet to say I have travelled this path without forms of guidance is a complete untruth. Like just about everyone, I too have sought inspiration from the lives of others. To many of these people I owe a debt of gratitude for playing a part in being where I am today. Read more…

Graham Cahill — May 15, 2014

Utterly Epic

It’s about that time of the year, first couple of months are over, the wet season is all done bar a few late showers, rivers are starting to subside and the run-off has just about finished. Yep, thoughts of heading north have started. Read more…

Graham Cahill — April 24, 2014