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Become an Adventurer

Devote yourself to the project not just for the sake of it or even solely for charity, but primarily because it resonates deeply with your own values and aspirations.

There’s no time like the present! It’s never too late, and you don’t have to wait like I did. I embarked on my first real wild adventure by walking 650 km to the North Pole at the age of 62.

To enhance your quest to become a seasoned adventurer, begin by embracing challenges that are both demanding, unusual and captivating. Engage in endeavors that ignite your passion and curiosity, something you deeply care about. Remember, the journey towards becoming a full-fledged adventurer starts with taking on unconventional and stimulating projects. Once you’ve tackled something truly remarkable, avenues for sustenance and livelihood may naturally unfold. So, begin your adventure with purpose, fuel your endeavors with genuine enthusiasm, and be prepared to navigate uncharted territories along the way.

Becoming a fully fledged adventurer requires a combination of skills, mindset, and preparation. Here’s some advice to get you started on your adventurous journey:

  1. Develop Skills: Learn practical skills such as navigation, survival techniques, first aid, and outdoor cooking. These skills will be invaluable in various adventurous situations.
  2. Stay Fit: Physical fitness is crucial for adventurers. Regular exercise, endurance training, and strength building will help you tackle challenging terrains and activities with ease.
  3. Expand Your Knowledge: Educate yourself about the environments you plan to explore. Study maps, understand weather patterns, and learn about the local flora and fauna. Knowledge is your best tool for staying safe and making informed decisions.
  4. Start Small: Begin your adventures with manageable challenges and gradually increase the difficulty as you gain experience and confidence. This could mean starting with day hikes before attempting multi-day treks, or practicing camping in safe environments before embarking on wild camping trips.
  5. Safety First: Always prioritize safety. Prepare adequately for your adventures by packing the necessary gear, informing someone of your plans, and knowing your limits. Never take unnecessary risks that could jeopardize your well-being.
  6. Embrace the Unknown: Adventure often involves stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing uncertainty. Be open to new experiences, challenges, and learning opportunities along the way.
  7. Connect with Others: Joining adventure clubs or groups can provide support, guidance, and companionship on your journey. Sharing experiences with like-minded individuals can enhance the enjoyment and safety of your adventures.
  8. Respect Nature: Leave no trace and minimize your environmental impact. Practice responsible outdoor ethics by respecting wildlife, preserving natural habitats, and following designated trails and camping regulations.
  9. Document Your Adventures: Keep a journal, take photographs, or create videos to capture your experiences and memories. Not only will this allow you to relive your adventures, but it can also inspire others to explore the great outdoors.
  10. Keep Learning: Adventure is a lifelong pursuit. Continuously seek new challenges, refine your skills, and learn from both successes and failures. The journey is as much about personal growth and discovery as it is about the destinations you reach.

As I have grown older, well-travelled and somewhat more informed I truly appreciate ‘Time’ is my most precious resource. ‘A day at a time’, I accept I am passing through Life just this once!   I choose not to waste the Adventure!

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