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

‘False Epicness’, The Rise of the Adventure Blogger…

‘But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know’ Donald Rumsfeld With the ease of access of social media, I have seen a rise in people selling themselves in three main areas, Photography, journalism and adventure. The first two I know very little about but the third for me has caused concern. I am all for encouraging others to get out but with the rise and fashion of becoming an ‘adventure blogger’ I feel a number of things need to be addressed.   I love reading about other peoples adventures and I love the sharing of information on places and of areas and the scrapes people have got in and out of. Many are inspiring and beautifully written. What concerns me is how misleading some of them are. Social media is a very good platform to advertise oneself under the guise of encouraging and supporting other’s when really the sole underlying aim is to boost one’s own profile. Many of the adventure blogs are written by people who are experiencing their first forays into the outdoor world. There is nothing wrong with this, in fact I love reading about the motivations behind why someone has quit the ‘rat race’ and has found enlightenment in the outdoors. What concerns me is that some of the blogs I have read have a very clever way of making the mundane into an epic adventure, implying that what they are doing is some insanely brave and daring feat that has never been done before. And that the unprepared, newbie can do this too. This I find dangerous...

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome and take ownership

‘Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up’ Michael P. Watson   I love this quote, this is so true. Through experience those that tend to continually put others down are full of insecurities about themselves. We’ve all been there at some point, it’s a survival mechanism and morale booster when you are scared, intimidated or jealousy rears its ugly head. It’s reassuring to search out the faults in someone else to bring them down. None of us our perfect and it takes a strong mind to admit ones own flaws and take ownership of ones decisions and mistakes rather than trying to place the blame elsewhere.   In the wilderness when the going gets tough, it’s even more important for the good of the team to be able to acknowledge your ego and accept that you have your own motives as well as the goal of the expedition or training. I find that on an expedition, once I’ve admitted to myself my ‘selfish’ motives I can put those emotions aside and get on with the task at hand. I’ve found that if I try and bury my emotions they pop up at a bad time whereas acknowledgement means acceptance and control.   On expeditions and on trips into the wilderness there is always something that doesn’t go to plan. It is so easy to admit defeat and blame someone or something else for your own lack of experience or skills. In fact these are perfect opportunities to boost your confidence and learn for the next time. Improvise, adapt, overcome and take...

Living on the Hedge: Jack-by-the-hedge

Living on the hedge Jack-by-the-hedge, garlic mustard, hedge garlic (alliaria petiolata). It is unclear where the name ‘Jack by the hedge’ came from, it is thought that it may stem from the slang ‘jacks’ for toilet due to its smell. This seems a little strange as the mild garlicky smell of this plant is quite pleasant. Or Jack may be a reference to the devil as one of it’s other names is ‘devil by the hedge’. This nickname came from the fact that around dusk the garlic smell becomes more noticeable and parents to encourage their children to come home before nightfall would say it was a sign the devil was on the move when the garlic smell was more pronounced and they must get inside.   This plant is totally underrated, a lot of people know what ramsons / wild garlic are but don’t know this hedgerow plant. This is one of my favourite all round edibles, the garlic taste is much more subtle than wild garlic and goes well in sandwiches, stuffed in a fish. In the 14th century it was popular in sauces for lamb and fish.   When does it grow? In early spring through till Autumn. It is biennial and grows lots of leaves in its first year and goes to seed in its second year.   Where does it grow? In the UK you will find it growing along the hedge line.   Which part can you eat? Every part of the plant is edible. The roots are the hottest part and can be loosely compared to horse radish and taste amazing pickled....