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  Date Posted: 15 January 2021

Thorough preparation and good gear is essential to safely enjoying the Overland Track...especially as almost half the track is above 1000m elevation on exposed plateaus in remote areas. Make sure you pack smart as well as light with our gear checklist!  Read more...

  Date Posted: 1 January 2021

If we learnt anything from 2020, it's that life doesn't always go to plan. We all started 2020 filled, as always, with hope for the new year and with plans to achieve a new set of goals. Instead something quite unexpected came out of the last 12 months.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 14 December 2020

The 2021 Ultra-Trail Australia (UTA) races are fast approaching. You know what that means: it's time to get your gear together! UTA is now the largest trail run in the southern hemisphere and third largest globally. It's an iconic trail running festival spread across 4 incredible days, with hundreds of runners, spectators and support crew travelling to the specta Read more...

  Date Posted: 4 December 2020

Hitting the campgrounds this Christmas? Check out our top tips on what to pack and how to keep the kids busy for a happy camping experience these holidays.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 11 November 2020

Running at night can be a beautiful thing. The world looks different, the trails are less congested, and you only need to focus on the small section of trail or path in front of you. Here are our top tips for running safely in the dark...  Read more...

  Date Posted: 4 November 2020

Osprey Australia is giving you a chance to unlock over 100 local adventure holidays with the Explore Local With Osprey Competition and a $6,000 Australian Walking Holida Read more...

  Date Posted: 28 October 2020

Chafing, black toenails, rainy weather, cramps...running isn't always the simple sport that you might think! But all these problems are more are solvable. Here’s our list of common issues runners encounter and how to fix them.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 26 October 2020

Some of our most commonly asked questions regard accuracy and difference between the brands and styles of heart rate monitors. In a bid to save his colleagues from listening to him repeat himself, Mitch addresses the main questions in this article.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 14 October 2020

Danae explains current worldwide stock supply issues, how it is affecting Wildfire stock levels, and why you shouldn't hesitate in ordering now.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 12 October 2020

Teva gave two Wildfire staff members a chance to try out the new Hurricane XLT2 Sandals, and they've given them a good run for their money! Read on for an in depth review...  Read more...

  Date Posted: 2 October 2020

Stuck at home? Use this time to check over and level up your equipment. Danae takes us through keeping your outdoor gear and equipment in tip-top shape.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 11 September 2020

GPS watches are an integral part of the post-race debrief. The amount of information to peruse seems formidable. Daniel Gray explores the main features relevant to an orienteer, and how to use them in race analysis.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 7 September 2020

Dive into the wacky, wonderful world of barefoot shoes! If you’re curious about how barefoot shoes work and which Vivobarefoot shoes will suit you best, this is the blog for you.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 28 August 2020

With the minimalist movement exploding and such a large variety of minimalist shoes available, staff member Shaun provides a breakdown of the advantages of the different minimalist shoe brands.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 26 August 2020

Wildfire founders Brenton & Meri Gray review the all-new aggressive trail runner: the Salomon Wildcross.  Read more...

  Date Posted: 7 August 2020

For a Limited time get a FREE Reusable Soft Cup with any Salomon Advanced Skin 5, 8 & 12 Set Vest! To get your FREE Soft Cup today simply: 1. Add any Salomon Advanced Skin 5, 8 or 12 Set Vest 2. In your shopping cart  Read more...