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Aloneness Vs loneliness

In a survival situation the fear of being alone and lonely can be all consuming and if left un-checked can reduce your ability to think objectively about the situation you have found yourself in. The same could be said for the feeling of isolation in an office or as a...

Reigniting the Fire; 5 tips to reignite your flame

Fire; in the wilderness, one of the priorities of survival. Fire keeps us warm, it can ward off insects and predators, it can render meat and some plants edible or more digestible to our stomachs, it can purify potentially harmful water to drink and importantly fire...

‘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...

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,...

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...

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....

Wilderness as a Therapy. ‘Be Wild’

“Be wild; that is how to clear the river." (Clarissa Pinkola Estes) The World Health Organisation (WHO) state that 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives. This in theory means that if we ourselves are not...

What am I carrying in my pack? Tug’s Tails

I have recently introduced Tug to carrying a pack over the past few months, she is 20 months old and has pretty much reached full size. She is now filling out muscle wise. I was keen to build her up slowly to carrying weight. Although she has been pulling weight since...

 
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