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Easter Nests, Gluten and Dairy Free Treats

  Easter is on it’s way. And you know what that means…? Chocolate, and lots of it! Well, how about making a guilt free Easter treat this year and ditch that commercial overly processed stuff. I give you , Chocolate Easter Egg Nests! These ones are a slightly healthier twist on the classic and are […]

Bone Broth, a traditional superfood

Bone broth is the new kale!  It’s everywhere at the moment.  Here at the Basecamp we love it. Long used for its holistic, therapeutic and gut healing properties, bone broth is now being rediscovered and lauded as a medicinal food. Shiralee Organic Meats shares with us their recipe: 1.5 – 2kg organic beef/lamb/pork bones (meaty […]


As a gym, our focus is on functional training, strength & conditioning and endurance training to fulfil our members adventures and fitness goals. Obstacle course racing utilises all these elements. With so many people madly training for Obstacle Course events, such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Survival Of The Fittest, True Grit,  we must pay […]

What’s New at The Basecamp….

I have been really busy behind the scenes at the Basecamp over the last few months creating adventure and goal oriented training skeletons along with individualised Basecamp Kitchen Meal Planners for our awesome community . I’ll be honest I’ve put my heart and soul into it and the results are fantastic. Here is just some […]

3 Cognition Hacks to Improve the Way You Think, Learn and Feel

3 Cognition Hacks to Improve The Way You Think, Learn and Feel

Our first guest blog from Lucas Cohen, writer at OptimOZ and Living Bulletproof in Australia Cognition is one of the most fun areas to biohack. Not only does it affect the way you feel, but it also has a huge impact on your performance and your quality of work. I used to think cognition could only be […]

Happiness and Success

It struck me as two of my adventurers head home. Jaco Ottink, who has just summited Everest and Gareth Andrews who has just crossed the Greenland Ice shelf unsupported. It brings me back to observations about what makes them who they are and achieve what it is they want to achieve.

Henry and Nikki Overland Track

A perspective on The Overland Track

The wild heart of Tasmania, what a cracking part of Australia! The Overland Track is an 80km iconic Australian trek through the centre of Tassie in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Nikki and I had read about it many times so were keen to see what it’s all about. Many of the Joe’s Basecamp crew have asked what […]

The Ball Pass Crossing - Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island

Tackling the Ball Pass Crossing in the New Zealand Alps

“What the hell am I doing up here?” I must have said that to myself hundreds of times over the course of our 3 day trek over the Ball Pass Crossing in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. It’s an exhausting hilarious inner dialogue that goes round and round in my head. Nikki and I had worked […]