Your camping essentials

Are you planning to go on an extended hike or camping adventure in the near future? Or perhaps you are preparing to camp at one of the various outdoor music festivals that take place in South Africa annually? In any case, it is important to be prepared and …

Motorcycle helmets

A helmet is probably the single most important safety gear for motorcyclists. It can save your life, so it is essential to buy the right one. There are six main types of motorcycle helmets: full face, modular, open face, half face, motocross, and …

Experience tandem skydiving

Have you always dreamed of flying like a bird, with nothing between you and the surrounding air? Do you yearn for an adrenaline rush? Are you ready to do something out of the ordinary? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, skydiving …

Get fabulous arms and shoulders

Would you like to flaunt well-defined arms and shoulders this summer? Getting the look is not all that difficult! All you need is some space at your home, a full-length mirror and several pairs of different weight dumbbells. You need a full-length …

Safe travels

Are you planning on travelling during the festive season? Here are some things to keep in mind so that you and your family stay safe wherever you decide to venture. Planning rules If you don’t plan to use a GPS on your journey, make sure you are …

Cycling safety tips

The first rule of cycling safety is to find where the brakes are before mounting. I learned that lesson the hard way. In brief, I backpedalled to stop on a gently descending slope, panicked when nothing happened, and realised that the bike only had manual …

Entertain with fog and haze

Do you want to throw a party that everyone will talk about for years to come? Consider adding a special ingredient: fog or haze. In combination with some good lighting, the effects produced are simply amazing. Until recently, artificial fog was reserved …

Buying car parts online

This blog post, written by journalist Paul Collings for aBr Magazine, is reproduced here with the kind permission of Litage Publishing. South African consumers are a cautious lot on the whole and have been relatively slow to adopt online shopping as a …

Driving tips: Hand position

Picture this: A driver is holding his phone to his ear with his right hand; he has a take-away cup of coffee in his left hand; and is steering the vehicle with his elbows… I am sure you would not want to be anywhere near such a driver! (I know I …

Survival guide

You might be thinking: a survival guide for what? Let's just say you are out on a hike or adventure in the wilderness and your luck runs out. You find yourself stranded and lost in the middle of nowhere... Do you know what to do next? This blog post will …