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A Microadventure on the Tube

  • Posted by alex
  • 13 June 2013
Adventure needn't be big, expensive or complicated. Adventure can be found right on your doorstep. In fact it's really easy and it's really fun.

A couple of weeks ago, our old friend Al came down to see us and take us out on some Microadventures. We headed out and spent 2 nights kipping in bivvy bags out in the wild. And now we want you to get out there too.

Adventure needn't be big, expensive, far away or complicated.

You could leave work, head to your local tyre shop, inflate a tractor inner tube and float down the river to cook dinner and sleep on the beach.

You don't need lots of kit either. You can use a survival bag instead of a bivvy, or use blankets if you don't have a sleeping bag. You could even eat a pub on the way so that you don't need a stove or cooking utensils.

Join In With The Summer Of Microadventure

On the night of June 21st (or around then if you can't make it) grab a friend, a colleague, or go on your own. Head for the countryside by bike, on foot, by train, canoe or however you like. Sleep out under the stars and have fun.

Whilst on your microadventure (or when you arrive home), post a photo or video of your adventure on the Microadventures Facebook page, or use the hashtag #microadventure on Twitter, Instagram or Vine.

The top 3 microadventures will win prizes too.

It's as simple as that.

A howies Microadventure on the tube - inflating tubes

A howies Microadventure on the tube - floating downstream

A howies Microadventure on the tube - arrived safe

A howies Microadventure on the tube - time to cook

A howies Microadventure on the tube - fire

A howies Microadventure on the tube - home for the night

Here are some inspirational Microadventure videos from some of you too, from last time we asked to you head out on a Microadventure.

Dont Forget the Bivvy Bag Challenge

  • Posted by tim
  • 11 December 2008

Dear all, after i posted last month about the Bivvy Book i had an idea for a competition that you could be involved in if you so wish. Inspired by Roanald Turnbull’s exploits i would like to do a little something that may appeal to some of you.

Armed with no more than a bivvy bag and sleeping bag to sleep in you leave the comfort of your homes for a night and do not come back for at least 36 hours. From the front door to front door, no motorized transport allowed at all and you must travel on foot for a minimun of 30 miles, sleeping out under the night sky in your bivvy for the evening. You can go where you want but it must be door to door and on foot. To keep it fair each entry will be classed as one even if you are not alone on your bivvy expedition. The trip will need to be photographed and your route documented for inclusion on the howies website. The visual documentation of your journey is very important so take as many pics as possible and write no more than 500 words about your adventure.

Ronald Turnbull , the legendary hill walker and author who wrote the “Bivvy Book”will then pick ten entries from the list who will receive prizes. The great news is that all your stories will posted on the howies website. Cicerone publishers will give ten signed copies of either of Ronalds Books (The Book of the Bivvy or Three Peaks Ten Tors) as prizes for the top ten entries. The three stories that Ronald decides are his favorites will get a howies merino base layer product of their choice. A howies tee shirt of the week will go down from 4th to 10th place. The closing date for entries will be Jan 10th. That gives you plenty of time to plan your trip and also means you don't have to travel  miles and miles to have a good time. So there we have it "The howies 36 hour Door to Door Bivvy Bag Challenge.

We would not have been able to do this without the co-operation of Cicerone publishers and Ronald so howies would like to thank them for supporting this idea for a competition and romp around this fine land in wintertime.<span> </span>I would like to add it’s not restricted in any way to geographical limits. If you live in a city and end up sleeping there or anywhere else for that matter we still want that story, the main things being just keep it legal, challenging and above all fun.

Here's the link to the original blog.

Thanks to Ronald for supplying the photos above.

 

 

Dear all, after i posted earlier this week about the Bivvy Book i had an idea for a competition that you could be involved in if you so wish. Inspired by Roanald Turnbull’s exploits i would like to do a little something that may appeal to some of you.

Armed with no more than a bivvy bag and sleeping bag to sleep in you leave the comfort of your homes for a night and do not come back for at least 36 hours. From the front door to front door, no motorized transport allowed at all and you must travel on foot for a minimun of 30 miles, sleeping out under the night sky in your bivvy for the evening. You can go where you want but it must be door to door and on foot. To keep it fair each entry will be classed as one even if you are not alone on your bivvy expedition.

The trip will need to be photographed and your route documented for inclusion on the howies website. The visual documentation of your journey is very important so take as many pics as possible and write no more than 500 words about your adventure.

Ronald Turnbull , the legendary hill walker and author who wrote the “Bivvy Book”will then pick ten entries from the list who will receive prizes. The great news is that all your stories will posted on the howies website. Cicerone publishers will give ten signed copies of either of Ronalds Books (The Book of the Bivvy or Three Peaks Ten Tors) as prizes for the top ten entries. The three stories that Ronald decides are his favorites will get a howies merino base layer product of their choice. A howies tee shirt of the week will go down from 4th to 10th place. The closing date for entries will be Jan 10th. That gives you plenty of time to plan your trip and also means you don't have to travel  miles and miles to have a good time. So there we have it "The howies 36 hour Door to Door Bivvy Bag Challenge."

We would not have been able to do this without the co-operation of Cicerone publishers and Ronald so howies would like to thank them for supporting this idea for a competition and romp around this fine land in wintertime. I would like to add it’s not restricted in any way to geographical limits. If you live in a city and end up sleeping there or anywhere else for that matter we still want that story, the main things being just keep it legal, challenging and above all fun.

Please send all finished features as word documentss for the story (no more than 500 words) and all photos in j-peg format, no low resolution please. name address and phone number too please in case we need to call you.

Address for all comp entries to (this email address will not be live until Jan).  : bivvybagcomp@howies.co.uk

Ronalds site is here.

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