I was reading someone’s thoughtful thoughts today, about adventures and sexism and such. About the way (generalizing here) that boys get pushed towards fearless risk taking and girls get pushed towards timidness and staying well away from risk.
I suppose some people see me that way, a male person taking risks and going on wild crazy adventures. I don’t see it that way. Continue reading
Tim Moss just sent out this…
“I need 24 more £3 donations by tomorrow night! Continue reading
There’s a concept in wilderness survival and risk management. Basically, if something about your situation or environment changes, and you don’t account for the change in your decision making, you get screwed.
When your plan is based on good weather, and then clouds role in, you need to reassess. Maybe you turn back, maybe not, but the point is you have to stay open to change. We make plans with the information we have so it’s only natural that a change in information might change your plans. Continue reading
My friend Ethan emailed me on Tuesday suggesting we go on an adventure over the weekend. We bounced some ideas around, decided to go canoeing, and found a river that looked good. Continue reading
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.
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!