A section about outdoor activities might seem out of place on a blog for city-dwellers…especially where the focus is on gardening! But, for people in big cities, getting out and reconnecting with nature is all the more important!
Al Humphreys, a UK blogger and adventurer, came up with the idea of “microadventures”. They’re basically little one-off adventures that slot nicely in to the busyness of everyday life. It doesn’t really matter what the adventure entails. Humphreys likes the idea of the 5 to 9: catch the train to the countryside after you finish work at 5, sleep on a hill under the stars, then get back in time for work at 9…or something along those lines. A river swim, a weekend of wild camping, a sneaky bivvy in a public park at night…it’s all about reconnecting with nature, having fun, and doing something a bit silly.
This section is all about getting outdoors for time-stretched city folk. The equipment I review is light, minimal and always about adding to the excitement of adventure! I’ll add more content as time passes. Enjoy…
Everything you need for a perfect microadventure…
- Inexpensive tarps – Some cheap(ish) tarps you can pick up.
- Siltarp 2 review – If you want a more expensive tarp.
- Engo blister pads – THE best blister patches on the market. Easily.
- British army bivvy bags review – An article I wrote for people in the UK thinking of buying an ex-Army bivvy.
- Cathole review (GSI Outdoors) – One of the best poop scoops on the market!