Retired librarian Valmai Hankel talks about her love for books, horses, good food and wine that sustain her during her constant travels around the Australian outback. Self-confessed ‘bookworm’ Valmai plans her trips and organises accommodation from Adelaide, but revels in the camping experience. An outing on a partridge preserve in Victoria gives Con Kapralos a feeling of how the experience must pan out in the English countryside, with many hunters donning traditional tweed attire. Mick Chapman’s taxing chase for Cape eland in Namibia highlights the other end of the hunting spectrum, while Paul Adams savours a bumper boar bonanza in a trip to the Gulf Country. Reviews include SOG bush knives, the Savage Trophy Hunter XP rifle and scope combo, plus Winchester’s new Blind Side Waterfowl shotshells.