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Adventurous Ink FAQs

How does the subscription work?

Each month subscribers recieve a new book from leading authors, adventurers and independent publishers.

Occasionally we'll send a high quality outdoor journal, but since the coronavirus we've been concentrating on books so you can lose yourself in the pages.

Whether it's a book or journal, each publication is worth £10 - £18 averaging over £25 every 2 months.

Which subscription is best for me?

Most of our subscribers are on the 2 month subscription. This is probably the best option unless your income is irregular or you're buying as a gift.

New subscribers to our 2 month subscription can use a discount code to get the first month on us, so this is usually the cheaper option.

You can cancel at anytime, or skip a month or two forward if you have a stack of unread books.

What does it cost?

The subscription fee is £25 every 2 months, plus £4 post & packing every 2 months.

The cost is the same for 4 months and 6 months, just x2 and x3, paid up front.

If you start a 12 month subscription, you get a free month as a thank you included in the fee, with no need for a discount code.

When are renewal payments due?

Renewals are taken on the 2nd of the month. How often they are taken depends on which subscription you are on.

You will always get an email notifying you when a payment is due.

This notification also allows you to skip a couple of months, swap to a different delivery address, subscription or payment method. Or to cancel.

When will my issue arrive?

New orders are shipped immediately.

From then on all orders are shipped around the 3rd/4th of the month and arrive around the 10th.

Will I know what's coming?

No, that's part of the adventure!

See our below for a list of back issues.

What will I get in my subscription?

You will recieve a cardboard envelope, containing this month's Ink, plus a handwritten letter with the story behind this month's selection.

This is not a regular 'box scheme'. It is not a clever way of selling you stuff you don't need and wouldn't have bought. Its a simple way to recieve beautiful publications.

Will it fit through my letterbox?

Yes. We've never had an issue yet that hasn't fitted through a regular sized letterbox. So no annoying trips to the post office.

Can I deliver to someone else?

Yes. Separate billing and shipping addresses are available at checkout, ideal to send as a gift.

Can I cancel my subscription?

Yes, of course, you are free to cancel at any time.

If you have paid for future months when you cancel, we'll still send these out to you. You get what you paid for, simple as that.

I meant to cancel but payment had been made, can I still get a refund?

No problem. Get in touch and we'll refund your payment and cancel your shipments.

What if I change address?

You can update your shipping address anytime online. Or just let us know and we will update it for you.

How long has Adventurous Ink been running?

We started out back in January 2017 and have shipped every single month since.

Our founder Tim even had the logo tattooed down his forearm. We're THAT committed!

Can I buy Adventurous Ink merchandise?
No, sorry.
We made a concious choice not to produce merchandise, because we're trying to pursue a more sustainable path.

Can I pay with PayPal?

Yes, we accept PayPal along with credit & debit cards. Many of our subscribers use PayPal as it provides an extra level of control.

Do you have a Guarantee?
Yes, our No Worries Guarantee means you can purchase in complete confidence that we'll sort you out, whatever goes wrong.

If an issue gets lost in the post, we'll send a replacement.

If you already have an issue, we'll send a refund.

If a payment was taken  when you meant to cancel, we'll send a refund.

Whatever the problem, we'll see you right.

I'm struggling to manage my subscription?
The first email you get from us confirming your subscription has a link to your profile where you can manage your subscription.
Each renewal email also has a link to manage your subscription.
These links are best viewed on your desktop, or by rotating your phone to horizonal.
What if I change address?

You can update your shipping address anytime using your manage subscription link. Or just let us know and we will update it for you.

What issues have you had in the past?
From the most recent right back from the most recent issue to when we started in January 2017...
Llama Drama - Anna McNuff
The Forager's Calendar - John Wright
The Frayed Atlantic Edge - David Gange
Diary of a Young Naturalist - Dara McNulty
Fifty Miles Wide - Julian Sayarer
Under the Stars - Matt Gaw
Wildwood - Roger Deakin
Scottish Bothy Walks - Wild Things Publishing
Hope Valley Journal
The Doorstep Mile - Alastair Humphreys
The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd
The Salt Path - Raynor Winn
Dividing the Badger bikepacking zine - Tom Hill & Sam Needham
Outpost - Dan Richards
Sidetracked Volume 15
My Midsummer Morning - Alastair Humphreys
Another Escape - The Water Volume
Islandeering book - Wild Things Publishing
Rewild Yourself book - Simon Barnes
Like the Wind Magazine Issue 19
Other Ways to Walk guides - Rachel Howfield Massey
Kindness of Strangers - Various authors
Ernest Issue 8 (The Goat issue)
Fifty States of the USA - Anna Macnuff
Rolling Home Issue 5
Lodestars India
Pull of the River - Matt Gaw
Backwash Issue 3
Floating - Joe Minihane
Wild Wales - Wild Things Publishing
Rucksack Journal
Landmarks - Robert Macfarlane
Another Escape - Wilderness Volume
Wild Baking by Do Books - Tom Herbert
Sidetracked Volume 13
Ernest Journal Issue 6
Grand Adventures - Al Humphreys
Proper Adventure Journal Issue 1
Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches - Wild Things Publishing
Rolling Home Issue 2
Bothy Bible - Wild Things Publishing
Another Escape The Journeys Volume
Do you have a digital subscription option?
No we dont. We know there is an environmental toll from shipping books and journals, but we feel it's worth it. The way you immerse yourself in the pages of a publication can't be matched by a glowing screen.
How much does Adventurous Ink cost?
It's £25 every other month, which buys 2 publications, books or journals, worth over £25. Plus £4 shipping.
Better value than a subscription to Netflix, our whole aim is to help you find yourself outdoors. Their whole aim is to hook you into watching the next installment of a box set. Which do you think you'll remember more in a few years time?

I have another query...

Get in touch, click the envelope symbol towards the bottom of the page, the one marked Queries.

OK, I'm sold! Where do I sign?!

If you're ready to get into a more adventurous habit, its time to discover Adventurous Ink.


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