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The foraging photography fiasco

The foraging photography fiasco

Right now, I just needed to get some decent shots in the bag, and head home before my eldest returned from his first day at school.

So little Squidge and I tramped our way through the brambles and pine needles on the hunt for interesting looking mushrooms with a good backdrop...

What could go wrong?!

September 14, 2020 — tim frenneaux
That sense of loss? Its your superpower

That sense of loss? Its your superpower

In lockdown, we had a glimpse of our own mortality. Not just the fear that shrouded every hang out and door handle, but in the things that we love and hold dear which were whisked away from us in a moment.

We can take this insight and use it to move forwards suggests our founder and curator.

August 07, 2020 — Above Market Collaborator
10 ways nature can help you stay healthy and happy during lockdown

10 ways nature can help you stay healthy and happy during lockdown

The pandemic provides an opportunity to hear Mother Nature’s voice as she reminds us “I am everywhere. We are all connected.” This is a great time to connect to the nature you never normally notice.
We need to stop treating the natural world as a weekend retreat. Nature is everywhere, we just need to be better at tapping its benefits.
April 09, 2020 — tim frenneaux
Some doorstep miles are longer than others

Some doorstep miles are longer than others

A life-affirming, personal reflection on Jennifer's own doorstep mile as she keeps up the her adventures, whilst coping with chronic illness.
"Overwhelming joy replaced fear and worry when I took my last steps up to the peak. I had achieved my goal alongside chronic illness, not despite it."
January 23, 2020 — tim frenneaux
How to shit in the woods (or the moors, mountains, seashore etc)

How to shit in the woods (or the moors, mountains, seashore etc)

We try not to over-do the poo-puns whilst dealing with topic that puts many people off wild camping, with Tirio Packrafting founder Jason Taylor.
It turns out the most essential kit for wild camping isn't sold in outdoor stores, you're much more likely to find it at your local garden centre...
November 15, 2019 — tim frenneaux
Ambassador Sean King on a life changing race across Europe

Ambassador Sean King on a life changing race across Europe

Ambassador Sean king takes on the Transcontinental Race TCRNo7 - the definitive self-supported bicycle route across Europe. A beautifully hard bicycle race, simple in design but complex in execution. Did we mention it covers 4000km across the wilds of Europe?
October 26, 2019 — Refersion Collaborator
Hollie & John: sharing great moments out there

Hollie & John: sharing great moments out there

Adventurous Ink has provided us with constant source of inspiration and escapism. When you can’t be outdoors you can pick up a book and transport yourself somewhere else.
September 27, 2019 — tim frenneaux
We stopped selling stuff. Here's why.

We stopped selling stuff. Here's why.

Reconciling ourselves to retail had never come easy.
We could never shake a deep concern about living in a world long past Peak Stuff, now glissading disastrously down the lee into consumer driven apocalypse.
So we stopped selling stuff.
August 22, 2019 — tim frenneaux
New possibilities in the great outdoors

New possibilities in the great outdoors

August's Adventurous Ink is the ever inspiring Sidetracked. We caught up with cold water swimmer, freelance philosopher and co-host of the Women's Trad Festival, Gilly Mcarthur, to understand just how awesome Sidetracked's contributors really are.

A lot of people get in touch saying “I could never do that.” My response is always the same “You can. You just need to open up the possibility of doing it.”

I’m just trying to create moments when choices become more apparent, and people can make a positive decision that moves them forward.

August 13, 2019 — tim frenneaux
Hell yeah, it's Alastair Humphreys!

Hell yeah, it's Alastair Humphreys!

Julys's Adventurous Ink is the latest from author and adventurer Alastair Humphreys.
This excellent tale of how he busked his way across Spain, with nothing but a violin to sustain himself, is really a story about how he rediscovered his sense of adventure as family life pressed in.
We had so many questions for Alastair that he recorded this video response to answer them all.
July 12, 2019 — tim frenneaux