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Kit for a Swimming Microadventure Spiralling inwards, clockwise from top left: 3/4 length Thermarest Water Alpkit drybag rucksack, with tow leash attached Shoes you can get wet. (I usually use Vibram 5-fingers to swim in but couldn’t find them for this photo…) Wetsuit Warm clothes […]...
A Budget Microadventure Kit Even if you don’t own any outdoor gear, you can assemble all that you need for a microadventure pretty cheaply. All of these links are for gear that is perfectly good enough quality for you to join in with the […]...
Adventure Kit List If I was told to pack, with 10 minutes notice, for a mystery adventure somewhere in the world, these would be the essentials I would fling into my pack every time....
The Nomadic Kitchen It is a delight to see a book about a journey that is fresh, different, original and - frankly - brilliant....
Kit List for a Desert Expedition Equipment for a desert journey....
Alpkit Big Shakeout The lovely folk at Alpkit just emailed me asking if I could help them spread the word about their fun Big Shakeout weekend on 12-14 October. What’s that? Good question… Simply put, it’s a chance for a great social where […]...
Adventure on your doorstep – a Microadventure Kit List Screwing up my face against the icy wind, I hauled the sledge through the white landscape. I was tired and cold. After all those years reading books and listening to lectures at the Royal Geographical Society, I finally felt like […]...
Desert Island Kit List If you were marooned on a desert island it would be helpful to have some really good kit....
Kit Review: hub dynamo and battery pack Review of a hub dynamo and battery pack for long distance bike journeys....
Expedition kit list for Iceland I have had quite a few questions concerning the equipment we used for crossing Iceland. Here then is the kit list. If I had more cash or was more of a gear geek then I would change a couple of […]...
Top 10 bits of kit for a long walk 10 of the best bits of kit that I took to India. 1. Orthotic insoles and trainers Profeet and Mizuno Wave Inspire 5 £149 (insoles and fitting), £68 / 252 grams (shoe) I used to associate long distance running and […]...
Kit selection for a walk across India The night train thunders past. The vibrations shake the ground I am lying on through my small inflatable mattress. My head rests on my rucsack. From the darkness I snatch glimpses into the brightly lit carriages. As suddenly as it […]...
Microadventure kit list Everything you need for a night away from the city....
Pootling about the Bavarian Alps Plans in the outdoors do not always work out. That does not always matter. In fact, much of the time plans are important for only one thing: giving you the excuse and the impetus to get out of the door, […]...
Seize the Opportunities for Adventure If I offered you £1,000,000 to head to, say, Dartmoor – or any wild place you fancy – and spend tomorrow night wild camping high on the Tors, I’m sure you’d leap at the opportunity. Not just a fat pile […]...
The Ultimate Triathlon I generally do not like to boast, and do my best to make adventure and endeavour available to everyone. However, there are times when you simply have to acknowledge that there are only a few of us who are elite […]...
Great Adventures for Kids to Try at Home Britain is an adventurous country. Even if we are more armchair explorer than Bear Grylls’-style hanging from a cliff with the rope between our teeth, most of us enjoy stories of travel and adventure. We have a strong history here, […]...
Some Thoughts on Planning a Big Adventure The simple fact that you are reading this blog means you love the idea of travel and adventure. But what is adventure? Is it climbing mountains, crossing deserts, skiing through the Arctic? Yes, it is. But adventure is also much […]...
Shouting from my Shed: Volume 17   It astonishes me how much work goes into a mere 90 seconds of film (which you’ll probably mostly ignore as you sip your skinny macchiato and wonder how early you can skive off work to go for an evening […]...
How to Improve your Email Newsletter I’ve been half-heartedly sending email newsletters for 17 years. But only recently have I started to make a real effort to make them good (do you subscribe? If not, you probably should). In order to learn what my audience was […]...
Bavarian Microadventure – with a difference I was worried, eight years ago, when I first began sleeping on local hills and swimming in rivers to get my prescribed dose of adventure. I had just, barely, hardly, got to a point where I felt confident that enough […]...
Shouting from my Shed: Volume 9 Goedemiddag, as we say here in the Netherlands. I’m very pleased to have been invited to become a patron of the Outdoor Swimming Society. They seek to keep outdoor swimming wild and free, share its joy and adventure, and believe […]...
The Proust Questionnaire I enjoy writing blog posts where questions force me to think hard and be honest (like this interview and these 20 questions worth answering honestly.) The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlour game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel […]...
The Beautiful Struggle I have been working as a partner of Haglöfs for three years now. They are good people, they make excellent gear, and they care about the sustainability of what they do. Last autumn I made a film in the Lofoten […]...
A Chat in the Pub I was asked to speak at the Irish Adventure Film Festival in beautiful County Mayo. As I had never visited the west coast of Ireland, it was a perfect opportunity to tag on a little exploration, one or two pints […]...
Social Media Advice A while ago I gave a talk about social media and how to use it well. I intended to write up my notes afterwards into an amazing, comprehensive blog post. But I still  have not got round to it, and now […]...
Outdoor Wit and Wisdom Following on from this enjoyable post about outdoor sayings and tips, I thought I’d pinch the idea as a means for a giveaway of Brendan’s new book. I asked people on social media for their favourite pithy saying. You can […]...
Just Trundling through my Brief allotted Span of Life “What I find scary is just to do the same routine things over and over again. To just trundle through my brief allotted span of life.” I enjoyed making this short film in Pembrokeshire over a couple of days back […]...
How To Plan A Walking Journey A guest blog from Leon McCarron who has walked many thousands of miles on many expeditions. Leon’s new book, The Land Beyond, tells the story of walking 1000 miles from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai, through the heart of the Middle East. […]...
Lofoten. One of the greatest places of my life. Lofoten. One of the greatest places of my life. I had hoped so beforehand, in the 20 years I dreamed and schemed and tried to work out a way to get myself up here. Then as the plane descended to […]...

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