As a parent of two young children (1 and 3 years old) I strive to foster a creative imagination and a spirit of adventure in my wee ones. Not only do I believe this will become a great asset for them as they grow, but it also means that as a time-poor, energy-sapped, sleep-deprived, cash-strapped parent, it provides me with an adventure ‘fix’ of my own.
If the idea of a Microadventure has appealed to you but you haven’t yet enjoyed a night sleeping wild in the great outdoors, the answer is to keep it simple. I always keep a Microadventure bag packed and ready to go should I take the fancy, so I thought I'd share with you my choices for a perfect lightweight Microadventure set-up . Enjoy, then head out with some friends to enjoy a night under a clear, star-filled sky.
Travelling solo or looking for a riding partner? Wondering whether you need a support team or not? Even if you're embarking on a solo self propelled challenge other people are always going to be central to your project. Here are some lessons I've learned about engaging other people in my own adventures.
My first adventure was more catchy, original and memorable than anything else I've done since. Gunning for a world distance record on a skateboard made for awesome headlines, but it was the combination of a good story, the romance of travel and the added quirky elements (big right calf) that made my BoardFree project so media-friendly.