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February Microadventure

February’s microadventure would take us to the coast, for our 1st taste of seaside sleeping. We made the 90 minute journey down to Poole, then on to the sandbanks chain ferry, which in just a few short minutes takes you away from the glamour of sandbanks into the wilds of coastal Dorset. We had thought… Read more »

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Planning your Microadventure

Why Plan? – Planning in some form comes in handy, it reduces your chance of finding the most uncomfortable, waterlogged and exposed location whilst out in the great outdoors (or perhaps in this case the not so great outdoors) Most of my microadventures to date have been planned to some degree, sometimes is a very… Read more »

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January’s Microadventure

Wow.. a whole year has gone by, summer is a distant memory and its time to get out and spend a night on a hill. We thought it would be fun to head back to last Januarys location, a hill side which isn’t too far from a pub. Mark wasn’t able to make this one,… Read more »

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Looking back at my year of Microadventure!

This is a reflective look back at the last 12 months, I will try my upmost not to get too deeply reflective on it all, but forgive me if I do.. When I started this year I was a very different person in many ways. Having a young family you pump yourself into family life, which… Read more »

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Decembers Microadventure Video

Here’s the traditional video from Decembers Microadventure 🙂

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December’s Microadventure

Well 2015 has sped by way to quick, it seems like only 11 months ago that we started out on our first Microadventure.. We returned to our little piece of woodland we have access to. It’s a real privilege that we have use of this land, as we can be a little less covert and… Read more »

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Bikepacking without all the luggage

  There are loads of bespoke bags to fit you bikes frame on the market, and there are pretty awesome bits of kit. However you don’t need to carry a ton of kit at the best of times for a microadventure, and its no different for taking the bike out for the night. A simple… Read more »

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Decathlon X-Light Down Jacket Review

      It’s fair to say I have a problem.. I have a jacket collection problem. I love them and have way too many! The latest addition to the collection was the budget £29.99 X-Light Down Jacket from Decathlon. I was looking for some time for a light weight down jacket as my only other… Read more »

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November’s Microadventure

They say the hardest part of doing a microadventure is getting out of the house, and on a chilly wet and windy November night we were tested.. It would have been so easy to knock it on the head. We didn’t…. Instead we made the decision to get the bikes loaded up again and head… Read more »

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October’s Microadventure

The nights are now drawing in, its getting cooler and wetter.. Leaving work at 5pm is no fun… that is unless you know your heading out for the night with your mates.. Not just any night, a micro adventure night 🙂 Mentioning to work colleagues brings odd looks, as you explain what you sleep in… Read more »

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    My 1st Adventure

    I started thinking back to when I was a kid… back then everything was an adventure… going to the end of the road, the other side or town, or even out on a bike ride (which is what kids did in the 80’s and early 90’s) Adventure was just something we did.. we went on… Read more »

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    Alpkit Airo 120 review

    Alpkit’s refreshed range of self-inflating mats arrived just at the right time, as my previous and long serving ¾ length Airic mat was at the end of its very used life. The natural choice for me was the Airo 120, a ¾ length self-inflating mat, which shaves a few centimeters off the parts that don’t… Read more »

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    April’s Microadventure – Movie

    Here’s a short video from Aprils wonderfully warm evening out!

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    April Microadventure

    We originally planned to do this one at the end of April, but a tough working week, and lovely overnight forecast ment that a last minute dash and go was needed.  Over the past 3 months I’ve been tweeting my kit, making sure everything is packed away and ready to grab and go, this was… Read more »

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    Equinox Microadventure 3

    Friday the 20th March was a busy day, it was the day that the UK encountered a partial solar eclipse and also when day and night were of equal length (known as equinox) It was also the night suggested for a micro adventure. All great micro adventures starts with a pub and a pint. Mark and… Read more »

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    Our second microadventure at Pheasant Woods  

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    Microadventure 2 – Feb 2015

    Planning started a week or so before, over a coffee at work. Mark and I identified a few possible locations depending on what the weather was likely to do.. For good weather we wanted to take on a hill top, and if it was looking wet or windy we would seek the shelter of the… Read more »

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    “Sometimes all you need is to climb a simple hill, to spend time staring at an empty horizon, to jump into a cold river or sleep under the stars, or perhaps share a whisky at a small country inn in order to remind yourself what matters most to you in life.” – Alastair Humphreys

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    Jan Microadventure Movie

    A short video of this years first microadventure, shooting the time-lapse whilst preparing breakfast and packing up was simple using my go pro camera.

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    Microadventure 1 – Jan 2015

    I managed to convince a good friend of mine that micro adventures were fun, safe and not freezing cold. We accepted Alastair Humphrey’s 12 months of Microadventures and headed out into the January night for our first micro adventure.. As darkness fell early we thought for this one we would keep things simple, we’d identified a… Read more »