Any kind of solo adventure can be an extremely rewarding experience. But just how enjoyable that experience is comes down to your planning. When I first got into solo hiking and canoeing I made more than a few mistakes. I’d often bite off far more than I could chew and it didn’t always taste good. Since then I’ve clocked up some significant solo experience and […]
Each month I list the top 5 Outdoors Instagram accounts that have inspired me with stunning photography, interesting story-telling or a combination of both. So here we go: October was yet another month of stunning scenery but when I look back on my Top 5, I think it represents much more than that. It’s the emotions, power, and colours of nature that make you want […]
Join us on our fourth and final day of Survival Challenge as we continue to live only from the contents of our personal survival kits. There’s no doubt that we’re mentally stronger for having put ourselves through such an ordeal. We’ve also identified flaws in both our skills and our gear that we can now improve upon and give ourselves the best possible chance of surviving, should we […]
Each month I list the top 5 Outdoors Instagram accounts that have inspired me with stunning photography, interesting story-telling or both. So here we go: This is the second month in a row that I’ve struggled to cull my list down to a Top 5. It seems that everyone has been out in full swing getting some amazing outdoors photos of late. 1. Since I […]
A collection of time-lapses filmed during my solo hike along the Overland Track, Tasmania, Australia. The amazing music was graciously provided by Jesse Daniel Smith and used with his permission. You can check out much more of his work here at jessedanielsmith.com.
Each month I list the top 5 Outdoors Instagram accounts that have inspired me with stunning photography or interesting story-telling. So here we go: This was, without a doubt, the toughest Top 5 I’ve done do to date. It seems everyone was getting their hike on this month and the result was a non-stop flood of amazing outdoors scenery on my Instagram feed. Mountains seemed […]
Part 3 of our 4-part Survival Challenge series sees us continue to battle hunger and energy levels as we enter our third day without a significant meal. Basic chores like collecting firewood are diminishing our energy resources but are too important to skip. We continue to adjust our approach to finding food with no immediate results at first. If you’re interested in a complete breakdown […]
On Part 2 of our Survival Challenge, the cracks begin to appear when things don’t go too well for Craig. Fatigue and hunger begin to work against us both as we begin to find shortcomings in our gear and skills. We begin the search for any food we can find to help us keep up with the calories we are burning.
When you bring up the topic of survival kits amongst outdoor enthusiasts you’re bound to get a hundred conflicting opinions. When you think about how significantly personal experience, terrain and personal preferences influence what is packed, then it’s no surprise they vary so much. Over the years Craig and I have always had our own discussions around survival kits and probably watched more […]
Each month I list the top 5 outdoors Instagram accounts that have inspired me by their stunning photography or interesting story-telling. Well this month has been full of BIG scenery. The sort of wide sweeping views that make your jaw drop and transport you, if only for a second, right there witnessing it for yourself. 1. I actually discovered @walsh_aka_mafia by accident in the last […]