Microadventure ‘a small, achievable overnight adventure, which is easy to fit into a busy life, but is challenging enough to take you a few steps outside your comfort zone.’
Well, that’s my interpretation of ‘microadventure’: a word that isn’t officially a word yet! British adventurer Alastair Humphreys appears to have been the main driving force behind the growth of this word, and I wholeheartedly commend his work. I believe the world would be a better place if we accepted not only the word itself, but also if more people embraced the philosophy behind it.
Many of us spend the majority of our day in front of a screen. (I’m writing this in front of one, you’re reading it in front of one!) This is part and parcel of modern life and that is all well and good. However, human beings were not designed to spend our lives in front of a screen and, just as a caged Gorilla must eventually grow weary of his monotonous existence, I believe all humans need some form of stimulation in the great outdoors. I’ve been very lucky as my parents taught me to love nature and I have many fond memories of the ‘microadventures’ and ‘adventures’ I have experienced over the years. When I feel like I need it, a short break in nature acts like a reset button for me and allows me to face any challenge with renewed zest.
Here is the first of my three-part ‘microdocumentary’ about my most recent microadventure. It’s a very personal thing with lots of talking, and in reality I have no idea if it will be appreciated or not. However, in the hope it will inspire others to #getoutside in to the natural world on their own microadventure, I humbly submit it here.
Below you can watch ‘Sleeping with Wolves | Part 1 – Why am I doing this?’
Did you enjoy that? Hardly anyone has watched these videos (I’m guessing that ‘sleeping with wolves’ is a rather niche search term!) so if you think that they might benefit someone you know, please share it with them directly.
If you were going on this trip, what would you have done differently to me?
Let me know by commenting below.
If you want to know what happens next, please check out part 2.