(More) Evidence For The Value Of Crafted Adventure Media

While defending my views on the use of social media on expeditions or journeys, I thought I’d share a reminder I recently received of why I bother raising such points and investing so much energy in all of this. Hi Tom, It’s been great following your adventures thus far, and…

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This Free “Bike Touring Basics” eBook Will Get You Up To Speed

If only everyone would read this gem of a free eBook before planning an epic bike ride. Bike Touring Basics, published by Friedel and Andrew Grant of the TravellingTwo.com cycle touring community website, tells you everything you need to know if you’re a newcomer to the world of bicycle travel.…

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Film Blog: International Film Festivals – One Way To Tell The Story?

There are a number of possible routes to go down in order to put something like this in front of as many pairs of eyes as possible. The easiest would be to upload the thing to Youtube, hit ‘Publish’, and move on. But to take something to a wider audience? To…

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Why I Won’t Be ‘Live-Tweeting’ My Next Expedition

This post was borne of a heated debate I recently had with a couple of friends. It arose from a remark along the lines of “I don’t have time to read your blog, but I do have time to read Twitter updates, so you should be ‘live-Tweeting’ your trips because…

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New Year, New Gear – Considerations When Comfortably Roughing It

I have a good working relationship with Mountain Safety Research, better known as MSR, who for several decades have been quietly turning out top-quality equipment for use in the world’s wild places. The little green 2-man Vaude tent which was my home for so long is now well past its…

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