The Outdorian Magazine - Page 10

Outdorian Profile:
Kevin Smith
“Woolgoolga offroad”
ev’s been an Outdorian for a while now, and with over
“I’ve tried to stick with Australian companies for the
20 years experience writing about offroading and
accessories as they are made to our conditions and I know
the outdoors, it’s safe to say that he really knows his
they work as I have been using them for a long time now.
stuff – although he’d be the last to admit it.
He’s shared some fantastic adventures with us so far and as
he and his partner Sally are about to set off on one of their
biggest trips yet, we thought it was prime time to get him
in for a chin wag.
What do you love most about exploring Australia?
“Probably knowing around every corner and down the end
of every dirt road there’s something different and no two
places will be the same. Meeting people and listening to
their stories is also fascinating. Our country changes all the
time and whether it be in flood or severe drought, it blows
Companies like GME radios, Darche, ORS drawer system,
Light-force driving lights, Rhino Rack, Engel fridge and
Hema for our mapping. Our trailer comes from a QLD
company and is pretty comfy on the inside and should be
able to handle most things we put it through.”
What’s your all-time favourite camping spot?
“That’s a bit of a hard one! I love the coastal camps we do
but I can’t wait to get to the outback for that isolation and
harshness that it’s renowned for. So many of my camps
have been memorable because we had the right people
around – to me that’s what it is all about.”
me away just how much it can change when the next
How did you get into writing about the outdoors
season arrives.”
and 4x4?
Can you give us a rundown on your setup?
“A mate got me into 4wding years ago and it has
“Currently we own an old school 80 series cruiser that
has served us well over many years. Getting it ready for
our trip has been a big effort too. We decided to get the
engine rebuilt as the old girl is a great comfy offroad
truck, and the most important thing is that if anything
happens I can pretty much fix it (fingers crossed it won’t
happen though!!).
evolved from there. My passion with offroading has
grown and it just happened one day when I met the
right person who wanted to know some information
regarding the Coffs Coast - right person at the right
time. I enjoy exploring new places so I thought it would
only be natural if I kept my writing and photography
going by sharing however possible.”


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