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Gear

Gear Resources
Gear manufacturers have realised that lots of women like the outdoors and they're different shapes from men. Here's what's out there, and where you can buy it.

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Travel

Travel Resources
A selection of travel resources especially for women who love to travel. Includes a list of online communities if you do it yourself, or companies if you need a little help.

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Surfing

Surfing Resources
Listed here are some links to resources from all over the world that cater to women who love surfing.

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Hiking/Tramping

Hiking Resources
Extended walks are great for the mind and spirit and lots of women love to take part in them. Check out these resources and get inspired to go on a walking adventure.

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Snow Sports

Snow Sports Resources
Skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, polar expeditions - all done in the snow and all done by lots of amazing women.  Check out these resources to find out more...

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Kayaking/Canoeing

Kayaking Resources
White water, surfing, sea kayaking, sprint racing, marathon racing, multisport, fishing...is there anything you can't do from a kayak? Explore these resources!

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Cycling

Cycling Resources
A list of resources for all sorts of cycling - mountain biking, road biking, touring, racing, recreation and commuting - all specific to women.

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Climbing

Climbing Resources
Women can (and have) achieved incredible things in climbing. Listed in this section are a collection of climbing and moutaineering resources that are useful and inspiring for all climbers.

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Organisations

Organisations
A list of organisations that cater exclusively to women, or run trips exclusively for women. A great way to find a women-specific adventure in your area.

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Outdoor Industry

Outdoor Industry Resources
Looking for resources to help you plan programs, companies and organisations that cater for women or organisations you can join? Look no further...

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How Not To Move

  1. How not to moveMove states ensuring possessions fit into a bike box and a backpack and weigh in under the airline limit. Find house. Move in. Settle down.
  2. Acquire two kayaks, an extra bike, a box of teaching resources and a boyfriend (with house and furnishings). Stay for two years longer than you originally planned.
  3. Decide you miss home and you want to move back. Appeal to boyfriend (emphatically as possible). Convince boyfriend.
  4. Quit good, full time job that and turn down offer of permanency.
  5. Decide that since you’ve both quit you may as well go travelling.
  6. Decide that since you’ve both quit and you’re going travelling and you have some time off, you may as well take on a kayaking expedition on one of the most treacherous stretches of water in Australia at the same time. That will save having to transport sea kayaks to Tasmania on car.
  7. Plan to do all this on and around Christmas.
  8. Win grant to start new website and start work on that, as well as finishing off the study you took on along with your full time job.
  9. Spend last few months before moving training, organising, packing, working full time and developing website idea.
  10. Rent house, sell furniture. Move in with boyfriend’s mum.
  11. Pack car with kayaks, bikes, worm farm, boxes and tools.
  12. Start driving to Melbourne. Make it 25km. Get towed back to Brisbane. Unpack car.
  13. Repack car. Drive 1700km in two days. Unpack car into auntie’s shed.
  14. Catch flight to Hobart for Christmas. Catch flight back to Melbourne on Boxing Day. Repack car.
  15. Start kayaking trip two days after Christmas. Unpack car. Get stuck on Victorian coast for a week in bad weather. Break a boat and abandon trip.
  16. Repack car. Catch ferry to Tasmania instead.
  17. Unpack car. Move boxes under parents’ house and into small childhood room with boyfriend.
  18. Work full time (and more) developing website. Plan overseas trip.
  19. Go on overseas trip. Travel across North America and back in just under two months while working full time on website.
  20. Return to small childhood room with boyfriend.

Time: 5 months
Distance travelled: a long way
Number of boxes: 17
Number of boxes unpacked after 5 months: 0
Possessions needed: too many to list
Jobs: 0 each (as of 15th May)
House: 0 (as of 15th May)
Lessons learnt about moving: too many to count

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