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

Living on the Hedge: Blackberry and Apple wine

I recently gained an extra week whilst in a holding pattern for a job and as the blackberries were fat and juicy in the hedges it was the perfect opportunity to make Blackberry and Apple wine. I love this combination it’s sweet and such a beautiful colour. Although there are many variations, this is my favourite. 2kg Blackberries 1.5kg Apples 1.5kg sugar 3 litres of water yeast Fermentation bucket Demijohn Method: Wash your berries or check them for any unwanted creepy crawlies, unless of course you like the extra protein. Place berries and apples chopped into small pieces into your sterilised fermentation bucket, pour 2 litres of boiling water over the fruit and mash with a potato masher until blackberries are no longer whole and apples are mushy. Dissolve the sugar into 1 litre boiling water, storing to ensure its fully liquified. Pour into your bucket with fruit and leave to cool to room temperature. While bucket is cooling, if using dry yeast activate it. To activate dry yeast, empty sachet into 2 cups of Luke warm water, add a couple of pinches of sugar and stir until yeast and sugar dissolves. Cover with a tea towel and place in a warm, dark place. After 15 minutes check the yeast, if it’s OK a frothy head should have formed on the water. If not, try again with fresh yeast. Once bucket reaches room temperature, gently pour yeast in and put the buckets lid on and place in a warm spot, stirring daily. After 5 days, using a fine sieve strain the liquid into the demijohn and fit an airlock...

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 also boosts morale. Fire is a great metaphor for the life burning within us. Fire takes effort to ignite and tender loving care to sustain and forethought and planning ahead to keep it burning long term. The same can be said for enjoyment in life and chasing our dreams. In a survival situation as within our lives it is all to easy to sit down, let the fire die down or go out, feel sorry for ourselves, give up and wait to die. Sometimes life feels so out of control and it becomes easy to blame others for the ‘short straw’ we appear to have drawn. At the end of the day we are only given one chance at life are you going to live your life as a roaring firestorm or are you going to spend it as a glowing ember waiting for an external force to blow you back to flame? You are ultimately the CEO of you.com and it is time to take control of you.   5 tips to reigniting your flame. Campfire wisdom. For thousands of years our ancestors have been making and manipulating fire, how can it not be a part of who we are? As well as the practical uses of fire, the camp fire was a communal space where rituals were performed, stories were shared...

‘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...