Another Next Challenge Grant!

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As I’ve said here, and here, and here, I continue to be amazed by the growing number of adventure grants, people like adventure and they like other people going on adventures.  Sure, we fund peoples dreams because we benefit from their stories and whatnot… Continue reading

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The Endless Gear Quest

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I’m live chating with an outdoor gear company right now.  I’m looking for a handheld GPS that I can load maps into and charge from a USB port.  I’m not sure if this exists.

They aren’t sure if this exists either…

I’m sitting here sipping Chai and looking forward to the day I can finally push my sailboat back in the ocean and crash along through the waves and get soaked with salt spray.  Once I get there I’ll probably be wet and miserable and ready to do anything for a warm cafe and a cup of Chai.  Such is life though eh?

Turns out it does exist.  Sort of.  For about $400… Continue reading

Hobkey Adventure Grant

 

Apply right here right now!

I tell ya, something is happening right now because these adventure grants are popping up like dandelions…
a wild exaggeration of course but one blew my mind and the Hobkey Adventure Grant is like number three or something.

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THE DEAL: This one is all about paddling.  Any one, any where.  There are no tricky rules except that…

THE DEADLINE IS TOMORROW, MAY 31st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

…so be sure to apply asap, like right now, right here, seriously!

Again, why not?  You have absolutely nothing to loose.  And the more people apply the more momentum these grants get, and the more common they will become.

Now…I only just discovered this…and I already applied.  I have an idea for a canoe trip, and it’s pretty far out.  I probably can’t pull it together for at least a year.  It might be a little insane, or a little impossible, but applying for a grant makes it a little more real too.  It forces me to really think hard about what I want to do.  Sometimes I feel silly applying for these things, but I just can’t find a reason not to.

These grants are also a good reason to have a list of potential adventures in the back of your mind.  Who knows, maybe someday you’ll win a grant to help make one of your adventures a reality!