Newsletter: WildSide


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The Wilderness Shop produces a Newsletter called WILDSIDE three times a year. Each issue contains a selection of  trip reviews, outdoor tips, rock climbing tips, product reviews, book reviews and staff profiles. If you would like to receive a FREE copy of WILDSIDE you can signup below.

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WildSide Newsletter
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Previous WildSide  Editions
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WildSide Winter 2016

Articles include
Trip Review: Winter at Mt Bogong
Trip Review: Backcountry skiing at Hotham
Technical Tip: Winter gloves
Review: Trail running shoes



WildSide Summer 2017

Articles include
Trip Review: Bogong High Plains Circuit
Technical Tip: Beginners guide to top roping
Technical Tip: Overnight pack fitting
Review: Y&Y belay glasses



WildSide Winter 2015

Articles include
Trip Report: Little River Gorge
Trip Report: Bushwalking with kids
Technical Tip: Exped insulated sleeping mats
Review: MSR snowshoes



WildSide Summer 2016

Articles include
Trip Review: Camping The Overland Track
Trip Review: Top Five Melbourne Daywalks
Technical Tip: Edelrid Harnesses
Review: Our new brand Edelrid



WildSide Winter 2014

Articles include
Trip Report: Desert Discovery Walk
Technical Tip: Compasses
Daywalk: Wilhelmina Falls circuit
Climbing Tips: Multi-pitch climbing
Review: Mont Sleeping Bags


WildSide Summer 2015

Articles include
Trip Review: Snowy Bluff & Moroka Gorge
Trip Review: Klungsleden, Hiking the Arctic
Technical Tip: Choosing a rain jacket
Review: Prana clothing


WildSide Winter 2013

Articles include

Trip Report: Nepal trekking peaks
Technical Tip: Water purification
Boots: What our staff use
Climbing Tips: Nut placement Book
Review: Queensland guidebooks


WildSide Summer 2014

Articles include

Trip Review: Mallacoota to Wonboyn
Technical Tip: Julbo sunglasses
Rock climbing review: 50 years at Arapiles
Bike: Warburton Rail Trail
Review: new Lowe Alpine range



WildSide Winter 2012

Articles include

Trip Review: Kiandra to Kosciuszko
Technical Tip: Insulating layers
Product Review: Jetboil stoves
Book Review: Expeditions
Tips: Snow camping essentials



WildSide Summer 2013

Articles include
Trip Review: Great Ocean Walk
Technical Tip: Trekking poles
Rock climbing review: Northcote Wall
Book Review: Kosciuszko walking guides
Tents: What our staff use



WildSide Winter 2011

Articles include

Trip Review: Telemark Festival in Italy
Product Review: Madshus XC skis
Thermals: What our staff use
Technical Tip: How to sleep warm
Book Review: Rockclimbs around Melbourne


WildSide Summer 2012

Articles include
Trip Review: Blue Mountains
Product Review: Salomon XA Pro
Tips: Gourmey camping food
Book Review: Melbourne’s Western Gorges
Climbing Tips:  from gym to outdoor





WilSide Summer 2011

Articles include
Trip Review: Larapinta Trail
Product Review: Wild Country Harnesses
Technical Tip: Seam sealing tents
Technical Tip: High altitude trekking
Book Review: Mornington Peninsular


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The Wilderness Shop has been servicing the needs of bushwalkers, hikers,  rock climbers and xc skiers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 30  years. The Wilderness Shop has a wide range of hiking gear and climbing equipment including hiking boots, tents (one man and two man), climbing equipment, sleeping bags and led headlamps. We also specialise in outdoor footwear: hiking shoes mens and womens, leather and gore-tex hiking boots. We stock quality canvas hiking packs, bushwalking rucksacks, lightweight trekking packs and quality daypacks. The Wilderness Shop have the best sleeping mats - the exped downmat and self inflating mats - and hiking sleeping bags as well as ultralight sleeping bags. Not to mention our range of trekking maps for Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. The Wilderness Shop is Melbourne's best rock climbing store, stocking a wide range of rock climbing harnesses, shoes and other rock climbing gear.