Megan Hine

Megan Hine

 

Megan Hine

 

Megan Hine is a British adventurer, wilderness expedition leader and survival expert. She also acts as a consultant for private individuals and film crews around the world.

With a lifelong thirst for travel and adventure Megan has amassed a huge amount of expertise in all aspects of the outdoors. By pushing her mental and physical limits in extreme environments Megan has explored remote jungles, arid deserts and high and cold mountains; taking private clients, celebrities and television crews to extreme and beautiful places they didn’t even know existed.

Megan’s fascination with cultural diversity and local skills and traditions has led her on a journey of discovery, spending time working with local tribes’ people the world over; from the San Bushman of the Kalahari to the Kelabit of Borneo and the Sami of Scandinavia. Her clients benefit from her knowledge of local customs and her love of sharing the ancient survival skills learnt from her time spent with these peoples.

A member of the Adventure Film Collective, Megan prides herself in organising all aspects of expeditons and safeguarding adventure film makers, clients and film crews into many extreme and inhospitable corners of the world. Megan has worked with numerous international production companies for adventure and extreme survival shows on channels such as ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, National Geographic and S4C. She has demonstrated her knowledge and skills both behind the scenes and infront of the camera as a survival expert, expedition leader, stunt performer and outdoor model.

 

Megan recently appeared on ITV’s “Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive” as one of Bear’s two survival captains. She is now working on a number of other projects to be broadcast over the summer.

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“My best friend Megan, at the back, is the most incredible bushcraft, climbing and mountain guide you’ll ever meet,” says Bear Grylls at a screening for the Island TV show. “She’s stronger than 99 per cent of the men I know, she’s incredible.”

Bear Grylls

(Radio times May 2014)

Latest Blog Posts

Periods of Wilderness. One for the ladies

“You’re supposed to treat it like a beautiful flower—that it is, the delicate flower that it is. And you’re supposed to nurture it in all the ways that it needs nurturing.” Cameron Diaz Before I start, Men folk this is one for the ladies. If you want to better understand what your female expeditionary companion has to deal with however that’s ace and I thoroughly commend you!   The Vagina. You’d think it was a mythical place, a lost city the way the media and society whisper about it or keep silent. It is a subject enshrouded in mystery and it was even believed in early Russian culture that the display of a single vagina would fend off a marauding bear attack. Please note, flashing your hooha at an attacking Bear really should be the furthest thing from your mind when dealing with that situation.   If for a moment we fend off our bashfulness and seriously consider the Vagina for what it is, it truly is an incredible part of the female anatomy. A self cleaning and self lubricating, sensitive muscle that connects the outside world with the internal uterus and ovaries.   For the very reasons that the vagina is so amazing it can also play against us ladies on expeditions or during intensive exercise. The health of the vagina is affected very much by what we eat, what we drink, what we wear, how we feel mentally and our hygiene habits. After years of working with women and girls in extreme, physically and mentally demanding environments and through my own experiences I’d like to share tips...

Shore things: Winkle and Wild Garlic recipe

On our way back from work in the mountains yesterday, Stani and I spotted fresh wild garlic popping out in a local woodland area. I love wild garlic when it first pops its leaves out of the earth. It is super fresh and the bulbs are fat and juicy. Having spotted this it was then time to grab some Winkles to accompany the garlic.   If we in the UK were to experience a collapse of society and found ourselves in a true survival situation, the wilderness here could not support the current population by far. Even small groups would quickly deplete the minimal wild areas we have left of resources. The only possible answer that could support larger numbers of people is the sea. Fish, sea weed, shellfish all nutritionally rich and relatively easy to forage.   Winkles don’t have much meat but they provide a tasty, if slightly rubbery snack and are fun to collect with kids whilst rock pooling or on rest days.   Here is my super easy Wild Garlic and Winkle recipe. Gather the winkles in a bucket, if they are from a super sandy area it is worth purging them for several hours in water to help flush out the sand. I like to purge them anyway, just incase. While the Winkles are flushing themselves clean, gather your wild garlic. If you have gathered your garlic and it is wilting, place the leaves and bulbs into a glass of water, they will quickly rehydrate themselves and stop looking so pathetic.   Quantities wise, I had a double handful of Winkles, a handful of...

Diary excerpt: In Bear Territory, Fight or flight

The ridge channels us, vertical grey cliffs one side, near vertical, dense dark forest the other. Scrambling along the iced, rocky battlements of the ridge, wading through patches of snow we explore. Following to a point of the ridge, the only way down is an abseil. Rope around a tree, leaning back, double checking it’s solid we descend onto the forest floor below. A narrow stream valley channels us steeply down. The snow knee deep, exposed rocks slippery and coated in leaf litter. We follow the stream around a bend and are faced with a narrow gorge not on the map, the limestone cliffs either side rising to lofty heights. Down is the only option.   We freeze. A cave, no more than 10 meters away catches our attention, animal sign litters the entrance. My senses immediately become heightened, my whole body responds. This is a feeling where there is no place for fear, an almost out of body experience, the very essence of my being ready to fight or run, to defend my right to be a survivor. With no option we group together and push on down the gorge, moving as quickly and as silently as we can over icy scree and fallen branches. More caves line the sides of the gorge, some large, some small.     Fresh Bear spoor and sign litters the ground around us. We move, conscious of the other, watching the front, watching the rear. Knowing that if we round the corner and confront a Bear, it’s only way out is either in our direction of travel or through us. Desperate not to disturb any mother bear birthing in her cave and unable to put much distance between us and the entrances, we push on,...