... And under attack from a pack of Yowies
MILWAUKEE M12 JACKET
It’s actually heated by a lithium-ion battery that gives you six hours of warmth through three heat zones. Yowies have fur — you have Milwaukee.
iLUV iPOD SPEAKER
You’ll never be more than 15 feet from some cool tunes and, in the event of an impending showdown between man and beast, the Rocky soundtrack could be the difference between life and death.
ZIPPO EMERGENCY FIRE STARTER
Man and flint have had a long relationship and we usually get together over a fire. The jury’s out on whether it frightens or attracts Yowies. If anyone out there is willing to try, please let us know — if you survive.
VANGO SPIRIT 200 TENT
Packing down to a size of just 44×15cm and taking only 10 minutes to pitch, this two-man tent is a good accommodation solution for when you’re deep in the scrub and need a break from the bike. But be aware that snoring attracts Yowies.
SUNWAYMAN V20C LED TORCH
Yowies are nocturnal so when the fur flies it’s gonna happen in the dark. With a maximum output of 480 lumens, you can light up a campsite like a prison break and at just 120 grams it won’t weigh you down if you have to swim to safety.
GILBERT THERMAL WEAR
Yowies only attack in the coldest part of the night, but you probably already knew that. Be prepared with quality thermals and eliminate the advantage they have by being covered in fur.
A Leatherman is like a WWII warplane or the space shuttle: men can stare at it for hours. Whatever can’t be done with a Leatherman ... well, you probably shouldn’t be doing it. Add duct tape and WD40 and you could rule the world.
There’s no point getting involved in a heated bush battle if you can’t brag about it to your mates. And you can’t brag much if your phone’s dead. A pocket-sized solar charger will keep your story alive.
The AW100 is a rugged camera that has what it takes to survive a battle between man and Yowie. It also comes in a camo finish so the beast won’t ever know you’re filming it in full HD.
HAPPY CAMPER GOURMET VEAL SHANK
There’ll be no bush battling on an empty stomach — that’s just unAustralian. And there’s no reason why you shouldn’t eat well, either. Veal shanks with creamy mushroom and pink peppercorn sauce — in a packet. Sounds fancy.