Welcome to Outdoor Explorer!
Hi there and welcome! My name is Louis, and I'm an outdoors enthusiast from Brisbane!
Expertise: Camping & Hiking Gear Testing
To tell you the truth, I wasn't always so passionate about getting outdoors. In fact, I used to hate going on school camps as a kid.
We were crammed into tiny tents, freezing inside thin sleeping bags on top of lumpy sleeping mats. I would often wonder why so many people even went camping in the first place.
However, as I've gotten older, I've come to appreciate Australia's great outdoors more and more. I've realised that camping doesn't have to mean freezing to death in cheap gear that isn't up to the job.
I've made it my mission to find and review the best Australian camping gear out there, to let you know what is worth buying and more importantly, what isn't.
I don't always have the chance to try out all of the gear I compare first-hand, but I spend a lot of time researching these products and reading reviews from real users. By doing this, I can simplify the buying process for you by letting you know what the most important factors are to consider before purchasing, plus how each of the products stack up against each other.
I know that many of you may be going camping for the first time, so I have also prepared several guides to help you with camping basics. These guides cover topics from packing checklists to camping recipes.
I'm also passionate about preserving Australia's natural environment, so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we have. If you do go camping in Australia, I implore you to Leave No Trace.