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"CLOSE TO THE EDGE” - CRITICAL ISSUES FOR ADVENTURE TOURISM OPERATORS IN BALI

"CLOSE TO THE EDGE" - CRITICAL ISSUES FOR ADVENTURE TOURISM OPERATORS IN BALIIn recent years, there has been explosive growth in adventure tourism, with large numbers of consumers seeking novel, challenging and exciting adventure experiences while on holiday in Bali.  Specialized adventure tour operators (and some not-so-specialized) have emerged to cater for this demand, with [...]

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IMPORTANT ADVISORY NOTICE FOR ZIP LINE LANDING AREA PLATFORMS

Source:  the Association for Challenge Course Technology Standards CommitteeADVISORY NOTICE FOR ZIP LINE LANDING AREA PLATFORMSFrom the ACCT Design, Performance & Inspection Standards CommitteeTwo recent incidents in the USA have brought to our attention that employees working in zip line (also called Flying Fox) landing areas and on associated platforms may be exposed to previously underestimated fall potential. Fatalities [...]

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Replacing screen time with green time is good for kids

      The keys to change are clear education about the benefits of nature exposure and reducing social and economic barriers to change.Replacing screen time with green time is good for kidsA Doctor's Professional Opinion:  Melissa Lem is a family doctor who also works in rural and remote communities. Much of her childhood was spent exploring the beautiful parks and open spaces. [...]

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​INTO THE MIND: DVD / BluRay Combo Pack

INTO THE MIND  DVD/BluRay Combo PackRun Time: 76 minThis DVD & BluRay movie is Region Free                 To watch a short review: Click Here & Click Here * * * AVAILABLE NOW:  Purchase your Combo Pack today from Outdoor Gear Australia (Click Here) * * * Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive [...]

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The Importance of Taking Children into the Outdoors

The Importance of Taking Children into the OutdoorsHaving kids & an adventurous family lifestyle..."Having been a professional Youth Worker, Client Manager and a Community Development Officer for most of my adult working life, what I have learnt about working with kids is this:  that all children need the outdoor environment, they also need risk and [...]

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The North Face - Women's Wear Sizing Guide

The North Face - Women's Wear Sizing GuideWomen's Wear (cm's)SIZEXSSMLXLNeck  33.02   34.29  35.56 36.8338.1Bust  81.28   82.55 - 88.9    90.17 - 93.9  96.52 - 100.33  105.41 - 106.68Waist  62.23   63.50 - 67.3    69.85 - 73.6  76.2 - 80.01 82.55 - 86.36Hip  87.63   90.17 - 93.9    95.25 - 99.1  101.6 - 105.41  107.95 - 111.76Sleeve length (from centre back)  80.01   81.28  82.55   85.09 87.63Inseam (short) -   71.12  72.39  74.9374.93Inseam (reg.) - [...]

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Recent Customers Feedback & Comments

Recent Customer’s Feedback: "What customers are saying about Outdoor Gear Australia"By: Michael (Sydney, NSW)  S2S Backpack Cover“I just wanted to say thanks for sending out the backpack cover so quickly. It has already arrived here in Sydney. So again, thank you for your rapid response and great communication.”  regards, Michael.By: Amy Thomson (Kununurra, WA)  Jetboil Personal Cooking System"Hi OGA, I have received [...]

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SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT SERIES: Flying Fox Attachment – Preventing Falls

 Safety & Risk Management Series:  Flying Fox Attachment – Preventing Falls (Source: WorkSafe Australia)What's Wrong with the Picture Above? - No, it's not just her long hair!In recent years incidents have occurred where a person fell from a flying fox ride, resulting in serious injury. The cause of incident was an operational failure in the attachment [...]

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Huge 'New' Cave Discovered in China

Enormous Cave with Its Own Weather System Discovered in ChinaWhile the official Wonders of the World are certainly nothing short of astounding, the recent discovery of an enormous cave system in China could be set to blow them all out of the water. A team of 15 expert cavers and photographers recently made their way [...]

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On-Line Business: More Australian’s trust online retailers that ever before

   On-Line Business: More Australians trust online retailers that ever before The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that Australian business received an estimated $146 billion in internet orders in the 2010-11 financial year, a 22% increase on 2009–10.   In fact, a large part of what’s happening is that more Australians are online (both as buyers and as [...]

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