...to the preview of the Great Australian Outdoors (GAO) magazine.
Published as a glossy, 148-page full colour annual, this publication will be both educational and entertaining. Unlike most outdoors titles available at newsstands, we take an in-depth look at issues affecting our continent’s landscape, fauna and flora. We consult with academic environmental experts and the custodians of the land and seas, be it farmers, fishers or those charged with protecting it for future generations.
For the traveller, we showcase beautiful destinations such as Mataranka hot springs and greater Elsey National Park in the NT, the iconic Flinders Ranges and rugged Kangaroo Island in SA and ghost towns of Tasmania. We will also go ‘camping on water’ around The Keppels in Queensland and get our feet wet as we search for free prawns where the rivers meet the sea.
On a practical level, we look at towing caravans safely – specifically weight, tyre pressure and the law, as well as food safety and cryovac packaging, working while travelling and ensuring safe drinking water is always at hand.*
Stories in the first issue will include*...
• A farmer’s pest plight – who can help?
• Where to land free prawns
• Casual work while you wander
• Ghost towns of Tasmania
• Baudin’s boars of Kangaroo Island – the genetically purest
French pigs in the world
• Looking back at the environmental media stars of Australia
• USA’s silver bullet – the Airstream caravan now on our shores
• Understanding tyre pressure and legal weight limits
• Who’s looking after the threatened species?
• Outfoxed! – the Tasmanian wasted funding folly
• Save money and keep your food fresh with cryovac storage
• Learn to tow correctly and safely
• Elsey National Park and the hot springs of NT
• Book and product reviews
*Please note: The final story list may change at time of printing.
Great Australian Outdoors is the latest project of Field to Fork Publishing, a solely-owned business of SSAA National. SSAA is an outdoor membership-based organisation formed in 1948 – and today in its 70th year has close to 200,000 members.
SSAA National has invested significant time and money to help save the yellow-footed rock-wallaby, the eastern quoll, Tasmanian devils and koalas. The SSAA is passionate about the environment and its members have won an Order of Australia on multiple occasions for their work in the field. They continue to volunteer their time and efforts to conserve Australia’s unique and great outdoors.
In 2012, Field to Fork Publishing produced a 126-page glossy, hardback cookbook showcasing recipes based on Australia’s abundant, rich and varied wildlife.
The cookbook was awarded the prestigious Gourmand award for ‘Best First Cookbook in Australia’.
With this success under our belt we are now launching the Great Australian Outdoors magazine. It will be published annually (2018/2019) and will be offered at quality newsagents, via online agent iSubscribe and at a discount to SSAA’s substantial membership.