Latest in: 4WD & Outdoors

  • All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee – Driven By EFTM

    There’s a stack of mid-sized SUV’s creeping along the tarmac but not many can lay claim to some serious rock climbing talents. From the ground up the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is all new, with radically different styling, revised engines, transmission and most importantly comprehensive all-terrain technologies. But with a...
  • On the road in the Mitsubishi ASX

    The Mitsubishi ASX is another one of those city SUV’s churned out at a phenomenal rate by just about all manufactures. The hugely popular segment continues to go ballistic, and while that remains the case there’ll be no end to the trend. The Mitsubishi ASX is a common sight...
  • Camping, Shopping and the daily drive in a 2014 Kia Sorento Platinum Diesel

    Family friendly with a substantial on-road presence plus seven seats and a decent dose of go-anywhere credentials make the Kia Sorento an attractive and affordable proposition. EFTM moved from the Kia Rondo to a week with the 2014 Sorento Platinum diesel. We embarked on a camping expedition, used it...
  • BEST 4WD 2014 – Nissan Patrol V8

    What the hell are doing awarding a gong to an Elephant sized 4WD monster armed with a 5.7-litre 298kW PETROL V8? Well that’s the point of the EFTM Best award, it’s all about casting aside normal sensibilities – like having to sell the idea of buying one to your...
  • Light My Fire camping gear to get you ready for the great outdoors

    If you’re like me and don’t have the bare essentials needed for a night or few away without the mod-cons then you’ll find there are some pretty amazing little bits and bobs out there to make camping that little bit easier for you.  Light My Fire is a brand...
  • You won’t believe how fast this tent goes up : Blackwolf Turbo 240 review

    When an old school mate and I decided we’d take our young sons camping it sounded like a load of fun.  But then – the realisation that camping meant doing a lot more than just turning up and reception and asking for then room key – tent assembly has...
  • Review: BRAVEN 855s – big sound, big box with water resistance

    This is the biggest “portable” Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen – it weights 1.5kg and packs a punch with every gram.  The Braven brand is growing from strength to strength in this wireless speaker market and their quality and sound shouldn’t be overlooked....
  • Capture camping and outdoors photos with the Gerber Steady

    There are plenty of good multi-tools out there which are perfect for taking outdoors and camping – a single item to cut, twist, and goodness knows what else. But – what about adding a bit of tech ingenuity to the multi-tool – Check out the Gerber Steady...
  • That’s not a knife – This is a knife. Bear Grylls puts his name to it

    You know sometimes the press release associated with a product is just too corny to even read – but when it comes to a knife designed to suit the outdoors, survivalist, and camping needs – the line “If it’s good enough for Bear” was as good as even I...
  • A vehicle to tackle all conditions and on the back something that will surprise you

    Living on the world’s largest island and our passion for a big vehicle go hand in hand. But with most Aussies being coastal dwellers many of the hugely capable, all terrain workhorses never see life outside the urban jungle. For a nation that was explored by pioneers on horseback,...
  • EFTM : Battle of The Dual Cabs

    In the crazed SUV dominated market there’s another category nipping at leading sales chart contenders. The continuing rise of the previously “tradie” exclusive dual-cab has seen models like the Toyota Hilux chip away at the best-selling vehicle mantle. Over the last month EFTM clambered inside many of the players...
  • 10 essential barbecue tools for Australia Day

    The Australia day barbecue is an annual tradition, where beer joins forces with the sizzle of grilling sausages as mates get together and enjoy the public holiday. Here are ten simple tools you can use to make your Australia Day barbie something to remember....
  • EFTM Road Trip: Holden Colorado LX

    Sometimes a few days behind the wheel of a car isn’t enough to put it to a genuine test. At EFTM we decided that was the case for the all new Holden Colorado, so we sent Chris Bowen to outback NSW on a several thousand kilometre road trip....
  • Cook and charge your phone while camping with the BioLite

    Forget massive extra batteries or inefficient solar chargers for keeping your gadgets powered while camping. Real men use fire, courtesy of the brilliant BioLite camp stove....
  • Luxury camping at Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay, NSW

    Want to get in touch with nature this year but don’t want to go to the trouble of pitching a tent and showering from a bag suspended by a tree? Then luxury camping at Jervis Bay, NSW, may be for you....
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