You’ve been reading about them all year. Now it’s time to take the plunge yourself into a world of cheap Credit Crunch adventures. Microadventures that are close to home, which are fun, affordable, easy to organise and designed to get you doing and experiencing things that would normally pass you by.
Adventure is all around us, at all times. Even during the week when you’re focussed on the daily grind, breaking out into the wild might just be easier and more enjoyable than you think.
I’ve teamed up with howies and we invite you to join us in the world of Microadventures.
To kick things off, we packed our bags and set out on our own microadventure under the stars one evening after work last week. Watch this short video:
The sweet stuff:
There’s a reason they don’t call it the ‘Great Indoors’ and we’re happy to wager Â£1000 of howies kit that you’ll never look back after your first taste of microadventure.
As well as the top prize, we’re also giving away 10 howies t-shirts and 10 signed copies of my book for runners-up.
Plan it (or not).
1. Your journey must start and finish at your front door
(or your office)
2. You must cover, through non-motorised means, a circular journey of a distance that is moderately difficult for you
3. It must take at least 24 hours (ish)
4. You must sleep outdoors in a place you have never been before (really, really ideally not in a tent)
5. You must have an outdoor swim
6. Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men
We’ll be running the challenge until the 30th September (so that includes a nice long weekend). Pick a nice sunny evening and lock the front door behind you.
How to enter:
Send howies your story.
Blog it, film it, sketch it, take a photo every hour, you could even write a poem. Just share your Microadventure to be in with a chance of winning one of four Â£250 howies bundles and for your story to feature on the great howies website.
If you’re new to microadventuring, I wrote a ‘How-To’ guide for you here.
Despite this being a competition, we believe everyone who enters will be a winner. The main thing, as your mum always used to say, is the taking part.
To try to prod you over the edge into action here are a few short videos to give you some ideas of what you might do for your own microadventure.