About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.

Review: Carrying Your SIGG

Review: Carrying Your SIGG By David Rutter The standard size (1.0 litre) of these popular bottles have been a tad too large to carry comfortably in the hand while hiking or running over long distances. In the past I’ve u...

Botanics of Australia Review

Botanics of Australia Review By David Rutter Botanics of Australia (BOA) produce a range of skin care products infused with extracts of Australian native plants. The range is wide, from body washes and scrubs, to foot ru...

Travelling Light

It seems that everyone starts out buying a massive pack and filling it up with things we just don't need for overnight hikes. In this article, David experiments with taking a much smaller pack.

Mount Victoria to Leura

Two walkers kitted out with new packs, hiking poles and gaiters approach from the opposite direction and stop to ask if I’d seen a dog. One of them offers that perhaps it was a fox. “You can smell a fox”, I remark. Their...

Sea-to-Summit Wins OutDoor Industry Award

Sea-to-Summit Wins OutDoor Industry Award Sea-to-Summit has been awarded an OutDoor Industry Award for product innovation and design for their “Big River Tapered Dry Bag”. The OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen is the world...

Pakistan Sets Record For Most Trees Planted in a Day

Pakistan Sets Record For Most Trees Planted in a Day Pakistan has set a new Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in a day, a record previously held by India. 300 volunteers, working in temperatures of up to 3...