The Mild Adventurer

More mild than wild.

What’s here?

You can visit the rivers and bush and sea around Central Queensland, Australia, via my pictures and stories. I am no wild adventurer but since relatively few people journey the way I go, you will encounter an outdoors that is rather wild and often dangerously so.

I enjoy camping, bushwalking, fishing, exploring, outdoor photography, boating (which comes with heaps of repairing whether I like it or not). It’s all mild stuff but not without challenge and occasional heart-stopping moments. Read more on what’s here:


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Review: small safe fuel bottles

Safely carrying small quantities of highly flammable liquid, like petrol, requires appropriate containers. I know that . . . but don’t do it. For years I have used the small (less than a litre) flimsy plastic bottles that the fuel, such as Shellite (naphtha), came in. My thinking was that if it was good enough to sell the fuel in, it was good enough for me to carry the fuel in. However I was always extra careful to keep those bottles well protected. Still, it’s undeniable that flimsy containers are a safety risk so I just bought some stronger ones. Here’s what I found: Continue reading

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More experience: Mercury 3.5 hp 4 stroke & 250 AD HP inflatable dinghy.

After initially using the Mercury/Quicksilver 250 AD HP inflatable dinghy and Mercury 3.5 hp 4 stroke outboard when I bought them over two years ago, they have basically been in storage since then (family health issues). Now I have dusted them off and am putting them back into use. Here’s what I experienced from my latest outing. Continue reading

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Scarface, the dingo mum, vanished.

For over a month, the female dingo I call Scarface had been making several trips a day to drink in a small rock basin in Gully 01, Mt Archer National Park. With enlarged nipples and increasingly disarrayed hair on her belly, it seemed likely she had a litter of tiny pups hidden in a den nearby. I eagerly awaited seeing her pups on camera when they grew big enough to leave the den. Not going to happen now as she has vanished. Continue reading

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Feeding hungry dingo pups.

A large litter of dingo pups eats a mountain of food. In Gully 01 in the Mt Archer National Park, just before the dingo pups burst onto the scene with joyful puppy enthusiasm, the rest of the pack were hard at catching prey. My trail cameras recorded some of the catch being carried by the adults back to the pups which I presume were still in their den at that time. Continue reading

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Wild animal attacks trail camera.

It was the tilt of the Moultrie Panoramic 180i that indicated something wrong. The strap and buckle are strong. The tree just the right size to hold securely. The camera had been mounted very firmly. Only a serious attempt at dislodging it would move it. Not a casual brushing past. Yet there is was. Cock-eyed. Continue reading