Q: Best Backpacking Bed

In Australia we call them hiking mats, in the USA they are hiking pads, but they are the same thing. There are plenty of different brands and styles, but basically, they are all light-weight, nylon air mattresses.
Aside from keeping your bones off the rocks, air mats also create a thermal insulation zone, so the cold ground doesn’t leach away your body heat…

Hobo Haven – Ayr, Australia

One of the crazy cool things about being a nomad in Australia is all the beautiful, hidden away camp sites I find everywhere I go. This one is just off the Bruce Highway, on the banks of Barratta Creek, about 10 km NW of Ayr. It’s free, unofficial, wilderness camping, accessible in a car or…