Conservation

Simple Living

The best thing I ever did was to become a minimalist. It’s what enabled me to save thousands of pounds so that I had the security to quit my job. It allowed me to let go of the idea that processions can make me happy and to learn to value experiences instead.

Most adventurers know how to live for a long time with very little. And it is a great way of life. When I hiked the length of Israel, I had just a backpack which carried my home and everything I would need to not just survive but have the best time of my life.

Nature is an adventurers playground

I’m committed to doing my bit for the planet. I’m a vegan (did you know cutting back on meat and dairy is one of the most effective ways you can reduce your footprint?!). I don’t have a car. I don’t buy a lot of needless possessions – gadgets, clothes, household ‘stuff’. I reduce my plastic usage.

I’m not perfect by any means I try to live by the 80% rule. You don’t have to cut back all of the time but if we all put in 80% the world would be doing a lot better.

My Conservation Work

In 2017 I took part in a brilliant conservation program with Utila Dive Centre called GoEco. It equipped me with lots of skills and knowledge to help in marine conservation. Since then I’ve been looking for projects and volunteering that I can get involved with. I organised the Paddle Pickup expedition, kayaking the full width of the UK picking up plastic rubbish (we collected over 3000 pieces!). And initiated a whale shark eco project on the island of Mafia.

Conservation Blogs

#5 Kicking the States; the dreaded UTI

We’d settled on a route that went south from Portland inland and then cut West to join the coast following the 36 road. People kept telling us how big the hills were and how dangerous the road was via this route. I had started to dread the 2 day, 120km stretch we had...

#4 Kicking the States; feeling grumpy

I was so excited to reach Portland that I could’ve cried. Rest days are such an amazing luxurious thing on an adventure, especially after a tough stretch. A day off to sleep, sit, eat, drink and do anything except scoot...so happy! We were staying with an Israeli...

#3 Kicking the States; a really scary moment!

This stretch has felt really hard on the body, and long. With our increased millage we needed to cover over 55km a day to reach Portland by the weekend. We don’t have much flexibility with dates and if we don’t reach a stop in time then we miss our on press...

7 ways to make your adventure eco-friendly

It’s impossible to travel and explore without having some kind impact on the planet. But what we can do as adventurers is to look at ways that we can reduce our damage. Here are 6 ways to make your adventure more eco-friendly. #1 Make getting there the adventure...

Paddle Pickup; From 0 to 308km

No matter the distance, no matter the challenge, the last section always seems to be the toughest. My shoulders and lower back were not looking forward to the final 100km on the Paddle Pikcup expedition. And although I was excited about paddling through London, I...

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